Jicarilla Fishing Blog

14 May 2017

Jicarilla Hunt - Monday, May 14, 2018


A regular angler made an extraordinary find in the middle of Mundo lake last week. If you are not to embarrassed to admit loosing one of the more important pieces of tackle one can own in the lake please contact me and hopefully we can facilitate it's return ( jicarillafishqs@gmail.com). It is early on Monday morning and have not recieved any fishing reports, from the weekend as of yet.

Happy (belated) Take Mom Fishing Weekend!












10 May 2018

Jicarilla Hunt - Thursday, May 10, 2018


Today it is hot. If your interested in fishing for trout I would recommend fishing in the morning or evenings if the weather remains this hot. Fishing has been hot as well with consistent catches at Mundo and Embom. Not much new to report, everyone is catching regardless of technique.As always lures and flies are catching more and larger fish than bait.

Permits cam be found at Los Pino's Fly and Tackle!

Hope you all enjoy your weekend.












07 May 2018

Jicarilla Hunt - Monday, May 07, 2018


Another successful fishing derby is in the books.  Some of the highlights include the Largest Fish being 17.913 inches long, and the heaviest bag of five trout being 8.2122 pounds. Fishing was and still is on fire. 148.412 total pounds of Rainbow Trout were weighed in by 29 contestants (for an average bag limit weight of 5.11 pounds per person...). I'm just a simple biologist but I think that's a pretty darn good average.

I think someone in a row boat with a spinner could catch a limit of 16" or better trout in under ten minutes (30 trout an hour?). A third grader trolling a Rainbow Trout rooster tail managed 4 fish on Saturday in one pass from the south toward the boat ramp (while I rowed)... Of course me and the young man are professionals... Your results may vary. The weather has been incredibly hot and fishing like this will not last forever if the temperature continues to rise.

Get it while you can,











01 May 2018

Jicarilla Hunt - Tuesday, May 01, 2018


Fisherman have been reporting down right amazing catch rates and sizes of fish at both Embom and Mundo, but reports from Stone have not come in. One local angler caught and released 15 fish from Embom on midge and damsel fly patterns with the largest being 17 3/4" with the average being 16". He noted that the dragon fly larvae and damsels were starting to move and were quite common in the stomach of the one fish he harvested for the day. This morning it took one angler less than 30 minutes to have four keepers at Mundo.

This Saturday is our 12th annual fishing derby please see the post below for all the details! A quick reminder on  May 5th registration starts at 9:00 at the Mundo Lake Spillway.

I have been getting a lot of calls concerning permit availability in Albuquerque. Currently I believe Los Pinos Fly and Tackle is the only shop with permits available. I understand you may have a favorite retailer for your permit purchases, but only vendors who are up to date on payment and have requested permits will be restocked. I will keep you all updated on permit availability as changes arise in the mean time you can buy a permit from the Wildhorse Casino and Hotel front desk 24 hours a day,seven days a week.  Or you can come say hi at the office Monday-Friday 8-5 here at the Game and Fish in Dulce!

Hope to see you all this Saturday at the derby!


12 April 2018

Jicarilla Hunt - Thursday, April 12, 2018

Fish Fans,

The wind is howling, not a good day for fishing. Please check weather reports before planning a fishing trip. 


DERBY MAY 5TH 10:00am to 5:00 pm. Registration at Mundo Lake starting at 9:00am

$30.00 entry for adults and $15.00 for children (12 and under). CASH ONLY, please bring correct change if possible!

Event T-shirt with entry while supplies last

Weigh in will be held at the Wildhorse Casino and Hotel

Categories include Largest Trout, Smallest fish, Best bag of 5 trout (weight), and Youth only competition.


Prizes also include roto-molded Cabelas Coolers and assorted fishing tackle!

All monies raised by this event go to stocking lakes here on the Jicarilla!

Come out and fish to support a good cause. Maybe win some cool stuff!

I will be going on a fishing trip next week and will not be returning to the office until Monday the 23rd of April. I will not have access to voicemails or e-mails during this time. I will return all communications promptly when I get back to the office.

Mike Parker if you are reading this I would love to answer your questions about fishing here, but you did not leave your return phone number in the voicemail making it hard for me to call ya back...

Enjoy the wind!


09 April 2018

Jicarilla Hunt - Monday, April 09, 2018

Fish Fans,

All I can say is every report I have received makes me wish I were fishing. 20 fish an hour 17-23" at Mundo on flies from shore. Of course the fly angler did not mention a pattern, but I'm willing to guess if it that good it can't be to complicated. Most reports have been from lure and fly anglers from the evening hours. All of which is pretty amazing as I have not even stocked yet. So before the summer doldrums hit the fishing should remain amazing for quite some time! Have not heard any recent reports from Stone nor Embom but there are fish in both those lakes as well. All of these fish are holdovers from previous years which means they might not be as willing to eat bait since they have seen those tricks before...

This week is shaping up to be the first week of summer as far as sunlight/temperatures etc. so please plan accordingly.

The Fish Crew is on the river all week conducting its annual spring sample. Please if you have questions leave me a voicemail at the office and I will call you back either in the morning or evening when I return to the office (575) 759-3255. Of course you can always use the e-mail jicarillafishqs@gmail.com.

May 5th DERBY DAY! 

Hope all is well.  



Jicarilla Hunt - Thursday, April 05, 2018

I got a call yesterday that a regular angler left his favorite fly rod at Mundo Lake earlier this week. If you have any information or would like to return the rod to its proper owner please contact me at the office (575) 759-3255 or jicarillafishqs@gmail.com.

28 March 2018

Jicarilla Hunt - Wednesday, March 28, 2018

    Fish Fans,

Just a quick update. It snowed in yesterday and as some may guess began the cycle of mud season yet again. Roads are very muddy and consider access from the highway at Mundo.

I received some seriously cool news yesterday that Enbom had great overwinter survival of fish for the first time that anyone can remember. The fish are in the 16-17" range. The road into Enbom will also be EXTREMELY MUDDY.

I will be out of the office until Monday but will be sporadically checking my e-mail (jicarillafishingqs@gmail.com). My best friend is getting married, thus putting a significant damper to his fishing career (I'm joking of course). 

Also just a reminder that the new fishing season starts APRIL 1ST 2018!


26 March 2018

Jicarilla Hunt - Monday, March 26, 2018

Despite the first day of spring being on March 20th it almost seems like it should still be winter. But sadly it is not. The Western United States is currently facing down one horrific drought year, and our recreational fishing lakes are not immune to the ever warming and drying conditions this year appears to be providing. Some watersheds in New Mexico are currently sitting below 10% of average water, and some are nearer to 2%.

The fishing reports I have been receiving seem very good. One angler reported one fish out of Stone Lake, but he did not indicate a size. And Many anglers at Mundo have been reporting 18 plus inch fish with lots in the 14-16" range. The road has dried out but that can change with any new moisture.

Good luck!


15 March 2018

Jicarilla Hunt - Thursday, March 15, 2018

Fish Fans,

Stone and Mundo were ice free as of today but Embom still had coverage. It rained this afternoon and the roads are back to being sloppy, so if you decide to go fishing be careful and avoid the dirt if at all possible.

Fishing reports include two 18" Rainbows on lures at Mundo as well as two that were in the 14-15" range. One angler noted that bait was not working for him but when he switched to lures the action picked up.

Monday the Fish Crew and sponsors will be finalizing the schedule for the May 5th Derby, so I can update the forum next week with that information. The T-shirt design has already gone to Advertising Ideas for layout and printing! Thanks to J.C. Knighthawke for yet again drawing up a beautiful design!