Jicarilla Fishing Blog

Jicarilla Ice Derby

Jicarilla Hunt - Tuesday, January 05, 2016

For Your Information:

The Tenth Annual Ice Derby WILL BE held this Saturday the 9th of January!

The Fisheries Crew Will See You There!

J. 

04 January 2016

Jicarilla Hunt - Monday, January 04, 2016

Jicarilla Ice Report: 04 January 2016

Mundo Lake:  Ice thickness: Six and half inches to seven and half inches (6.5” to 7.5”) of ice covering the entire lake, highly variable thickness depending on location. Use Caution as we have been experiencing extremely warm day time temperatures and conditions can change rapidly! 2” of snow currently covering the ice sheet.

Road has been plowed, but is still snow packs and slick. We are expecting more snow this week so snow coverage and road conditions might change.

Notes on fishing: too many large trout to mention, powerbait and feather jigs seem to be the most productive but corn has also been successful. Trout up to five pounds have been regularly caught.

Embom Lake: Ice Thickness: Five inches (5.0”) of ice covering all of the lake, highly variable thickness depending on location. Slush and snow covering ice sheet making it extremely difficult to judge weak spots from shore. USE EXTREME CAUTION!

Road has been plowed one lane to the vault toilets.  See anticipated

Notes on fishing: same as Mundo.

*****Ice fishing is inherently dangerous. The Jicarilla Apache Nation, officers and agents are not responsible for injuries, accidents, deaths, or theft, which occur while fishing or recreating on the Jicarilla Apache Nation*****

31 December 2015

Jicarilla Hunt - Thursday, December 31, 2015

Jicarilla Ice Report: 31 December 2015

Mundo Lake:  Ice thickness: Six inches (6.0”) of ice covering the entire lake, highly variable thickness depending on location. Slush and snow covering ice sheet making it extremely difficult to judge weak spots from shore. Use Caution as today is extremely warm and conditions can change rapidly!

Road has been plowed, but is still snow packed and slick.

Notes on fishing: One angler caught a five pound rainbow on orange powerbait

Embom Lake: Ice Thickness: Five inches (5.0”) of ice covering all of the lake, highly variable thickness depending on location. Slush and snow covering ice sheet making it extremely difficult to judge weak spots from shore. USE EXTREME CAUTION!

Road is drifted with snow, hike from highway is best way to ensure not getting stuck.

Notes on fishing: No recent reports

*****Ice fishing is inherently dangerous. The Jicarilla Apache Nation, officers and agents are not responsible for injuries, accidents, deaths, or theft, which occur while fishing or recreating on the Jicarilla Apache Nation*****  

28 December 2015

Jicarilla Hunt - Monday, December 28, 2015

Jicarilla Ice Report: 28 December 2015

Mundo Lake:  Ice thickness: Four inches (4.0”) of ice covering the entire lake, highly variable thickness depending on location. Slush and snow covering ice sheet making it extremely difficult to judge weak spots from shore. NOT SAFE TO ICE FISH!!

The road to get to the boat ramp has 2 feet of snow and extremely rutted/rough. Need high clearance four wheel drive to even attempt. I’ll get the roads plowed when the lake is deemed satisfactory to fish.

Notes on fishing: No recent reports

Embom Lake: Ice Thickness: Three inches (4.0”) of ice covering all of the lake, highly variable thickness depending on location. Slush and snow covering ice sheet making It extremely difficult to judge weak spots from shore. NOT SAFE TO ICE FISH!!

The road to get to the lake has 2 feet of snow and extremely rutted/rough. Need high clearance four wheel drive to even attempt. I’ll get the roads plowed when the lake is deemed satisfactory to fish.

Notes on fishing: No recent reports

*****Ice fishing is inherently dangerous. The Jicarilla Apache Nation, officers and agents are not responsible for injuries, accidents, deaths, or theft, which occur while fishing or recreating on the Jicarilla Apache Nation*****

21 December 2015

Jicarilla Hunt - Monday, December 21, 2015

Jicarilla Ice Report: 21 December 2015

Mundo Lake:  Ice thickness: Two inches (2.0”) of “Slush” ice covering the entire lake. NOT SAFE TO ICE FISH!!

Notes on fishing: No recent reports

Embom Lake: Ice Thickness: Three inches (3.0”) of “Slush” ice covering all of the lake. NOT SAFE TO ICE FISH!!

Notes on fishing: No recent reports

*****Ice fishing is inherently dangerous. The Jicarilla Apache Nation, officers and agents are not responsible for injuries, accidents, deaths, or theft, which occur while fishing or recreating on the Jicarilla Apache Nation*****  

17 December 2015

Jicarilla Hunt - Thursday, December 17, 2015

Jicarilla Ice Report: 17 December 2015

Mundo Lake:  Ice thickness: half an inch (0.5”) covering three quarters of the lake. NOT SAFE TO ICE FISH!!

Notes on fishing: No recent reports

Embom Lake: Ice Thickness: half an inch (0.5”) covering all of the lake. NOT SAFE TO ICE FISH!!

Notes on fishing: No recent reports

*****Ice fishing is inherently dangerous. The Jicarilla Apache Nation, officers and agents are not responsible for injuries, accidents, deaths, or theft, which occur while fishing or recreating on the Jicarilla Apache Nation*****  

16 December 2015

Jicarilla Hunt - Wednesday, December 16, 2015

15 December 2015

Jicarilla Hunt - Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Jicarilla Ice Report: 15 December 2015

Mundo Lake:  Ice thickness: Less than half an inch (0.5”) covering one half of the lake. NOT SAFE TO ICE FISH!!

Notes on fishing: No recent reports

Embom Lake: Ice Thickness: Less than half an inch (0.5”) covering most of the lake. NOT SAFE TO ICE FISH!!

Notes on fishing: No recent reports

*****Ice fishing is inherently dangerous. The Jicarilla Apache Nation, officers and agents are not responsible for injuries, accidents, deaths, or theft, which occur while fishing or recreating on the Jicarilla Apache Nation*****  


Folks,

What you see above is a new ice reporting system we are going to try out here for this winter. The Fisheries Crew will be filling out this information hopefully every Monday and Thursday and giving it to our office staff. So you can always call and get basic information on ice conditions. I will post to the blog as regularly as time allows, but you can always just call and get a recent update at (575) 759-3255. This is a new way of reporting ice conditions so please have some patience as we work the kinks out. 

The hope is with constant inspection of ice conditions some type of long term forecasting could be done, which would make me something of a weatherman (but not overpaid and always wrong). The office staff will just be able to read the forms we provide, so if you have other questions please ask to leave me a message or as always you can e-mail me.

Jacob


14th December 2015

Jicarilla Hunt - Monday, December 14, 2015

14 December 2015

Folks,

Just a quick update, I know you ice fishermen are chomping at the bit. Sadly you’ll have to chomp a little bit longer.

As of this week sheet ice has developed on Mundo and Embom. It is NOT thick enough to support anglers yet. Currently it is snowing and cold outside, and the forecast is calling for a pretty serious cold front to stick around these parts for the next few days. If the weather man is close to correct we should start growing ice very quickly in the upcoming days.  I will start updating ice conditions regularly and of course you can e-mail or call me directly.

Today is my first day back in the office, but Rosenberg said no fishing reports came in during my absence.

The Tenth Annual Ice Derby is scheduled for January 9th. Prizes are pretty awesome this year, Marcum LX-3TCI, top of the line ST. Croix rod combos, awesome gift certificates, and cash payouts for the top six places in the adult division.  Registration will be held at the Wildhorse Hotel & Casino just as we have done the past few years. I’ll be posting an event flier on the blog and associated places around the interwebs as soon as it comes off the presses. Due to uncertainty in ice conditions we have also scheduled a backup date of January 30th, just in case.

Hope all is well and the Holidays hold many big fish and quality time with your families as well.

j.

November 17th 2015

Jicarilla Hunt - Tuesday, November 17, 2015

17 November 2015

Folks,

Winter came around these parts fairly sudden. It came in the form of heavy wet snow, which is fantastic. Let it snow-let it snow.

As of Sunday there was sheet ice forming around the lakes, but anglers reported chugging through it with their waders and tubes. If this weather keeps up it will be an early ice season, if you remember last year we did not have safe fishing ice till around Christmas. I’ll keep you all up to date on ice conditions as they arise.

Only one hitch, I’ll be taking some time off starting Thanksgiving. Yesterday was my 13 year anniversary to my significant other, and she and I will be getting married. That’s right another fisherman bites the dust. Rosenberg will keep the office up and up on ice conditions if you feel the need to call and ask, but I will be out of the office until December 14th.

Mundo:

Fishing reports ranged widely lately. Some folks managed excellent catches while others managed lots of smaller fish. Either way I seems from all reports the action has been solid despite the cold morning temperatures.  One angler on Sunday reported catching and releasing 4 trout over 21 inches and the one he weighted tipped the scales at 5.5lbs. Using beadheaded flies and a small spilt shot to fish in 18” of water of so. He said he stopped counting at twenty fish. Another angler reported black being the color of choice but couldn’t break the 15” mark on the many fish he caught and released.

I did not receive any reports from Embom. Which means there is still 500 pounds of 2-10 pounders swimming around. First week of ice season should be spectacular.

Good luck fishing, and Happy Holidays from the Fish Crew.

-J