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):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 60 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Cochiti Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
2.5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Cochiti Lake Crappie Rating:
2.5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
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 water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
Cochiti Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
3
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The spotted bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Cochiti Lake White Bass Rating:
3
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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:

Sunrise:

05:54 MST

Sunset:

20:11 MST

Moon Phase:


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