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How about a little FF for Largemouth Bass in Bill Evans and some trail cam pics??

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These are important.. We need to be part of the process rather than the peanut gallery after the fact.


New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
Media contact: Dan Williams, (505) 476-8004
Public contact: (505) 476-8000

Meetings will address proposed fishing rule changes
SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is accepting comments and will conduct public meetings from July 1-9 in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Roswell and Raton to discuss several proposed changes to state fishing regulations.
Proposed changes include:
  • Close McKenna Creek and the portion of Iron Creek from the fish barrier upstream to headwaters to all fishing. This proposed change also would remove the Special Trout Water designation on Iron Creek. Both of these creeks contain genetically pure populations of Gila trout that are vital to the long-term sustainability of the species, and the closure will conserve these populations during post-fire recovery of the watersheds.
  • Allow licensed anglers and individuals younger than age 12 to take game fish by bow and arrow (bow fishing). All daily bag, possession and size limits would apply. Bow fishing for game species would not be allowed within Special Trout Waters. This proposal would expand recreational angling opportunity.
  • Update all regulations to replace outdated language referring to individuals with disabilities.
  • Reduce the statewide striped bass daily bag limit from 2 to 1. This proposed change would not affect the unlimited daily bag and possession limit of striped bass in San Juan County. Based upon surveys, the Elephant Butte Lake striped bass population has shown a decreasing trend. A reduced harvest would help sustain this population.
  • Remove the “Youth Only” designation and allow licensed anglers ages 12 years or older (including adults) to fish at Young Pond in Las Cruces. Because of extreme drought conditions, angling opportunity has become very limited in Dona Ana County. Allowing all licensed anglers to fish at Young Pond will expand angling opportunity. Young Pond currently is restricted to anglers younger than 12 years of age.
  • Reduce the channel catfish daily bag limit from 15 to 2 on the following waters: Ned Houk, Harry McAdams, Young Pond, Roswell Kids Pond, Perch Lake and Blue Hole Park Pond. Most of these waters are stocked with catchable channel catfish and a reduced daily bag limit would prolong the availability of catfish to anglers.
Department staff will be at the following meetings to discuss and accept public comments about the proposed changes:
  • Albuquerque: July 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m., New Mexico Game and Fish Office, 3841 Midway Place NE.
  • Las Cruces: July 1, 6-8 p.m., New Mexico Game and Fish Office, 2715 Northrise Drive.
  • Roswell: July 9, 6-8 p.m., New Mexico Game and Fish Office, 1912 West Second Street.
  • Raton: July 9, 6-8 p.m., New Mexico Game and Fish Office, 215 York Canyon Road.
Comments about the proposed changes also can be expressed by contacting Fisheries Management Division by telephone at (505) 476-8055 or by email at
Comments Off on Gila River Smallies on a Fly Rod.. GOOD TIMES..

WOW… What a great trip…  Follow me on a Fly Fishing Smallie Trip in the Gila… I also come across a bunch of elk..


Brock’s First Fish!!!

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Great Job Brock.. We are proud of you..

Fire Potential for the New Year

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This is kind of boring but you might find it interesting..

Fire Potential


16D Elk Youth Encouragement Hunt

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This hunt was a lot of fun. Great Job Bud


Hunt Act!!! This is important

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Hello Everybody…

You know I don’t get too political but this HUNT Act is important… Please call your Representative and be heard…

Reloading Bug!!!

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Over the last few months I have been helping Candace work on shooting her muzzle-loader, part of that work included shooting our .223.  I just wanted her to get use to the the process of firing a gun and getting familiar with things.   At the time I had a quite a bit of Ammo that was Ready to Roll but I had even more brass sitting around that needed to be clean up, re-sized, primed, grained and loaded. To be honest I wasn’t sure if that brass was ever going to get the attention that it deserved, so it just sat in a bucket.   After the season, Candace and I realized that we had a pretty good time just going to the range and shooting a little, so a couple of nights ago Brock and I started working on getting that old brass load.  I am not sure he really understands what we are doing or the process but he is pretty good at little tasks… I think he is pretty good at this type of detail stuff because of all the lego’s he plays with…  Anyway, it is the same basic concept.

Here he is helping me get the media out of the brass….

Little Guys… Some Ready, Some in Staging..

Early Season Archery Coues Deer Success

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I was very fortunate to take this great buck.


Gila River Festival – Short Film

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I was asked to be part of a project for the Gila River Festival… I think it came out pretty well…

The Gila River: It Makes Life Good from Allyson Siwik on Vimeo.