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Launch from the boat ramp and proceed easterly out to the main channel of the lake until you see a gap between the north shore and an island to the east. Turn to the north and follow the channel across following the Red and white striped buoys northerly till the channel begins to turn to the east. As it turns to the east you will see a small cove to the north that is known as Catfish Cove that bears a bit of a look or drop of a hook.
Still going eastward you will enter what is known as the Ghost Forest. Watch for a reach of water that will be off your left (north). Turn up this reach and continue north/northwest till you see a black and white buoy marking the entrance to the west of the Pecos River Canyon.
Warmwater Fishery. Large and Smallmouth Bass, Catfish, Bluegill, Crappie and Walleye. Optimum Fishing at 4,712 Ft. water elevation. When water levels are up and early in the season in late May and early June, the Pecos River Canyon accessed from the northern end of the lake will be full of birds and early insect hatches. A day trip of Kayak Fishing drifting with the current and placing flies by the reeds normally will produce a good catch.
Enjoy the birdlife, Bass fishing and then return back the way you came.
From Albuquerque travel 110 miles on I-40 East to Exit 273. Take the exit and continue into town till the signs for State Route 91. Turn left and go through a few neighborhoods and continue seven miles north of the town to the Dam and Park Entrance.
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