Welcome to FishingNotes.com Cochiti Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Cochiti Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
New Mexico
Latitude:
35.633015
Maximum Depth (ft):
County:
Sandoval
Longitude:
-106.313489
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Trolling Only
Lake Management:
State Park
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Guest
2015-04-20
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
I caught a nice channel cat Saturday night around 10:30pm in the small cove to the right of the main recreation area. I used chicken livers. Fish was about 18 inches and about 7 or 8 lbs.
Guest
2012-07-07
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 74
Slow in late June and early July fishing from the boat. We tried everything from early morning and into the evening. Patterns tried: General trolling everything from Alabama rigs with various types of soft baits, Spinners, every lure in our boxes and picked up nothing. Casted the North shore and West shores early morning with no hits. Casting onto the banks I tried, small/large single and double blade spinners, fishing slow with 4” and 6” worms (texas rig), shallow and deep running crank baits. Last (2) trips we boated two fish 30” pike and 17” small mouth both from the east shore line against the rocks.
Guest
2012-05-13
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
Large northern pike 36-45inchers on live suckers
Ronaldo
2011-05-10
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 56
Pike and Large mouth are gettin' active here at the end of spawning.Been getting lots of bites.We've been using brite green or yellow spinners with lots of bites in the grassy coves on the eastside.Using Shad Raps, running them along the muddy and gravel bottoms from the shore.You don't need a boat even for the walleye.Look for lake grass near the shore and drop ur lures and run them into the mud.You WILL go home with some good size Pike and Largemouth.
Ronaldo
2011-05-10
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 56
Pike and Large mouth are gettin' active here at the end of spawning.Been getting lots of bites.We've been using brite green or yellow spinners with lots of bites in the grassy coves on the eastside.Using Shad Raps, running them along the muddy and gravel bottoms from the shore.You don't need a boat even for the walleye.Look for lake grass near the shore and drop ur lures and run them into the mud.You WILL go home with some good size Pike and Largemouth.
Guest
2011-05-10
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 57
This time of year is great for those spawning bass and pike (My favorites).There hitting just about anything you drag along those muddy or gravel beds.Especialy on the eastside in those cove area's.Jigs,Spinners and Shad Raps are all attracting.
Guest
2011-05-10
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 57
This time of year is great for those spawning bass and pike (My favorites).There hitting just about anything you drag along those muddy or gravel beds.Especialy on the eastside in those cove area's.Jigs,Spinners and Shad Raps are all attracting.
Guest
2011-05-09
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 56
If you love fighting those large pike then your in luck.Eastside of the lake is the place.there going for spinners and shad rap along the muddy and rocky bottoms amongst the lake grass.Jigs with shinners are working great too.
Guest
2010-07-12
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
"Pike fishing 3/5 stars. Spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, and jigs working best."
Guest
2010-07-12
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
"Pike fishing 3/5 stars. Spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, and jigs working best."
Cochiti Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3
Cochiti Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Cochiti Lake at 55 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is getting ready to ramp up. The male bass will start moving up from deep water toward spawning coves and the big ones are right behind them. This is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. The female bass will start feeding at this water temperature in preparation for spawn. The male bass may be up shallow especially on sunny afternoons. Fishing sunny spawning grounds that are receiving the warm spring time sun is a great way to get a few largemouth bass in the boat.
Cochiti Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2.5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 55 degrees smallmouth bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Smallmouth bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It's time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Cochiti Lake Crappie Rating:
2.5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie should be getting ready to spawn. Stay out in deeper water and look for schools. Schooling shad will be harder to find with this water temperature so when you find it, stay on it. Crappie schools will be breaking up quite a bit getting ready for the spawn. Also try fishing shallower with small crank baits and spinners on the warm banks with direct sunlight. This is a great time to be on the water.
Cochiti Lake Walleye Rating:
3
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Cochiti Lake Catfish Rating:
3.5
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arent going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Cochiti Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Spotted bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It?s time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Cochiti Lake White Bass Rating:
3
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Cochiti Lake Trout Rating:
3
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- There are NO Lake Trout, just browns and very few rainbows
Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.

Sunrise:

06:14 MST

Sunset:

19:49 MST

Moon Phase:


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