Jicarilla Fishing Blog

September 6th 2018

Jicarilla Hunt - Thursday, September 06, 2018


The weather is sort of starting to reflect the appropriate season here in Dulce. September has brought some much needed moisture, of course with that has come lightening. Roads which have been getting rain have been drying quickly, but we are no means out of the drought. Fishermen and fisherwomen have slowly started getting out to the lakes and some have reported excellent fishing for bass and bluegill. One or two anglers have even started targeting trout with some mixed results. Lake temperatures are still in the low to mid sixties but are dropping slowly which should start to refresh the trout bite.

Of course we will be doing our fall surveys in the next few months, but currently things are looking better than expected after the brutal drought summer we just came through. Water levels in all of the lakes are down from last year but holding.

The fish crew will be out and about over the next few weeks getting ready for fall surveys, talking to anglers, and taking data for the upcoming stockings.

I will be out of the office next week and the office will be closed for a half day the 13th, closed all of the 14th, closed all of the 17th and will be back in service on Tuesday the 18th. This is a Jicarilla National Holiday and most non-emergency staff will be celebrating. The Wildhorse Casino and Hotel will still be open normal hours to sell permits if you need one! If you find yourself in the Stone Lake area please be respectful of the posted rules regarding the celebration and don't be surprised to find lots of folks in the area over this time frame.


Good Luck,