Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

FISHING LINE.(Outdoors & Recreation)

Byline: Bill Dyroff

Bill Dyroff compiles the Journal's Fishing Line on Mondays and Tuesdays. Report catches of the week to him at 823-3900.

Mercury alert

New Mexico environmental officials have issued warnings about eating mercury-contaminated fish found in state waters. Contact the Surface Water Quality Bureau, 827-0187 in Santa Fe, for specific guidelines.

CATCHES OF THE WEEK: At Navajo Lake on Sunday, Jim Thrasher of Farmington caught a 7-pound largemouth while trolling the Pine River. At La Jara Lake on the Jicarilla Apache Reservation on Sunday, Jim Cooper of Albuquerque caught a 22-inch rainbow on a salmon egg. At Heron Lake, Mark Macleod of T or C fished for lake trout for two days and on Dec. 19 caught, photographed and released a 19-pound, 37-inch laker, trolling a jig at about 40 feet. At Sandia Pueblo Lakes, Friday, Joseph Sanchez of Albuquerque caught a 19-inch, 21//3-pound rainbow on PowerBait.

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