New Mexico News 8/28/2013

Check these posts: Judge orders clerk in New Mexico’s largest county to issue gay marriage licenses – Washington Post on Aug 26, 2013 at New Mexico News:

Judge orders clerk in New Mexico’s largest county to issue gay marriage licenses
Washington Post
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Albuquerque judge on Monday ordered the clerk of New Mexico’s most populous county to join two other counties in the state in issuing marriage licenses for gay and lesbian couples. State District Judge Alan Malott ruled that 

ACLU ‘stunned’ as New Mexico judge rules gay marriage legal, despite law – Washington Times on Aug 27, 2013 at New Mexico News:

ACLU ‘stunned’ as New Mexico judge rules gay marriage legal, despite law
Washington Times
New Mexico doesn’t have a specific constitutional provision or law that allows same-sex marriages, but a judge said on Monday that prohibiting the unions is a form of sexual discrimination — and by proxy, ruled gay marriage legal. The American Civil 

Same-sex marriage in New Mexico – Politico on Aug 27, 2013 at New Mexico News:


Politico
Same-sex marriage in New Mexico
Politico
TAOS, N.M. — Dozens of gay couples gathered at a plaza in New Mexico’s biggest city Tuesday to hear the words many once thought they would never hear: “With the power finally vested in me by the state of New Mexico, I now pronounce you married.”.
Gay marriage legal in New Mexico, sort ofWashington Post
New Mexico’s Largest County Will Begin Issuing Same-Sex Marriage LicensesThe Atlantic Wire
New Mexico’s largest county issues marriage licenses to same-sex couplesThe Guardian
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Entrepreneurship Threatened By Ruling In New Mexico Gay Marriage Case – Forbes on Aug 27, 2013 at New Mexico News:

Entrepreneurship Threatened By Ruling In New Mexico Gay Marriage Case
Forbes
The recent ruling wherein the high court of New Mexico ruled against Elaine Huguenin, a professional photographer who refused to photograph a gay marriage ceremony due to her religious beliefs, goes far beyond merely attempting to prevent harm. Rather 

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8/27/2013Aug. 25, Royal Martin, Jr. of Crownpoint, caught and released a 32-pound on Aug 27, 2013 at http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/recreation/fishing/documents/fishing_report.htm:

8/27/2013

  • Aug. 25, Royal Martin, Jr. of Crownpoint, caught and released a 32-pound channel catfish. He was using a shrimp and hotdog combination. Aug. 25, Leo Phillips of Crownpoint caught and released a 30-inch tiger musky. He was using a shrimp and night crawler combination and it was his first tiger musky.
  • Butte Lake: Aug. 24, Allen Sturtevant of Albuquerque caught and released a 5.95-pound largemouth bass. He was using a topwater lure.
  • Quemado LakeAug. 23, Brenda Payne of Deming caught a 26-inch rainbow trout. She was using night crawlers and fishing on the northeast shore of the lake.
  • San Juan River: Aug. 24, Andrew Orlicky of Albuquerque caught a 20.5-inch and a 19-inch brown trout. He was using worms and fishing below Abe’s. Aug. 25, Linda Jimerson of Farmington caught and released a 24-inch rainbow trout. She was fishing the Quality Water section of the river and using a size 26 midge emerger on 6x tippet.

The following came in too late for last week’s report but we felt they were definitely worth mentioning:

  • Bluewater Lake: Aug. 17, Jennifer Wilhelm of Gallup caught a 40-inch tiger musky. It was her first musky and she was using a white spinner. Aug. 18, Thad Davis of Rio Rancho caught a 44-inch, 29-pound tiger musky. He was using a Rapala.

Aug. 27

Due to low water levels only small boats are being launched here and with some difficulty. Trout fishing from the bank was slow to fair using Power Bait. We had no reports on perch. Water flow below Eagle Nest Lake on Monday was 27 cfs. Trout fishing slowed a bit with the higher flows but was still rated as good by anglers using zebra midges, San Juan worms, beetles, stimulators, brassies, worms and salmon eggs. We had no reports from the Gravel Pit Lakes. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits for trout. We had no reports on other species. The water was clearing and fishing pressure was very light. The boat ramp is now open. The shallow and steep boat ramps on the north side of the lake are now open along with the Cove campground ramp. Fishing was good using chicken liver, homemade dough bait and night crawlers for catfish. Fishing was slow to fair using topwater lures, crank baits and jerk baits for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Anglers fishing for bass and using crank baits caught several walleye and white bass while working rocky points. The surface water temp ranged from the high 70s to 80 degrees. Trout fishing was slow again this past week. Fishing for kokanee was rated anywhere from sporadic to very slow. A few were picked up by anglers trolling Arnies tipped with corn. Fishing from the bank picked up quite a bit this past week as anglers reported catching quite a few rainbows, several northern pike and lots of perch. Best baits for the trout were salmon peach and garlic scented Power Bait. Perch were hitting on worms and pike were caught by anglers using spoons and crank baits. Gallinas Fishing was fair to good using hoppers, worms and salmon eggs for trout. Trout fishing was fair to good using elk hair caddis, hoppers and worms. Trout fishing was good using Power Bait and an assortment of dry flies and nymphs. The best reports came from anglers fishing in the evening hours. They were fishing from the bank and from small boats.Trout fishing was good using bead-head prince nymphs, copper John Barrs, hoppers and worms. Trout fishing was good using bead-head nymphs, salmon eggs, worms and Power Bait. Daniel Marcum had a good day last week catching several trout on a bead-head prince nymph. Trout fishing was slow. The boat ramp remains closed due to low water conditions. Water flow near the town of Pecos on Monday was 27 cfs. The Mora and Jamie Koch fishing and recreation areas have reopened. The Bert Clancy and Terrero campgrounds remain closed. Trout fishing on the upper Pecos and the Mora was excellent this past week. Anglers reported great success using worms and a variety of flies. Matty Montoya and her family fished the Pecos and did very well using worms. Mateo Sedillo fly fished the Pecos and Mora and caught and released a total of 217 trout. His most productive days were Tuesday (74 rainbows) and Wednesday (75 rainbows). He used a variety of flies but reported his best success was with a gold bead olive wooly bugger. The downstream area from Tres Lagunas remains in poor condition and is not expected to be stocked until next spring. Water flow near the hatchery on Monday was 50 cfs. Trout fishing was very good using hoppers, poundmeisters, bead-head prince nymphs, Panther Martins, Fisher Chick spinners, night crawlers, Power Bait and salmon eggs. Water flow below Costilla Dam on Monday was 33 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week. Water flow near the Taos Junction Bridge on Monday was 224 cfs. Trout fishing was fair to good using wooly buggers, hoppers, copper John Barrs, night crawlers and spinners. Fishing was fair using wooly buggers and spinners for smallmouth bass. We had no reports on other species. Stream flow near Valdez on Monday was 15 cfs. Trout fishing was fair using hoppers, worms and salmon eggs. Water flow near Penasco on Monday was 4.7 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week. Trout fishing remained slow but fishing for catfish picked up this past week with a few taken by anglers using night crawlers. We had no reports on other species. Fishing was fair using night crawlers, shrimp, liver and homemade dough baits for catfish. Fishing was pretty slow for all other species but there were a few white bass and walleye caught by anglers trolling crank baits and one ounce spinner baits. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp ranged from the high 70s to the low 80s.

Fishing was fair using spinner-worm harness combinations for walleye. The best reports came from anglers fishing at depths of 20 to 25 feet. Fishing was fair using topwater lures, crank baits, Pistol Petes, wooly buggers and tubes for smallmouth bass. A few catfish were caught by anglers fishing at night and using shrimp and chicken liver. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp was in the mid to high 70s.Water flow near Aztec on Monday was 365 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week. Fishing was fair using worms for bluegill on the Corrales Drain. We had no reports on other species or from the other drains. Fishing was fair using crank baits, spinners and spoons for tiger musky. Most of the musky caught were less than 40 inches in length. Fishing was slow for all other species but there were a few catfish caught by anglers using shrimp and night crawlers. Trout fishing was slow to fair using worms, Pistol Petes, ants, beetles, salmon eggs and Power Bait. River Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 256 cfs and 445 cfs respectively. Trout fishing below El Vado was good using bead-head wooly buggers, hoppers, salmon eggs, night crawlers and Power Bait. Fishing below Abiquiu was slow but a few trout were caught by anglers using salmon eggs and night crawlers. Fishing was fair using night crawlers, chicken liver and shrimp for catfish. Fishing was slow to fair using topwater lures, crank baits and jerk baits for smallmouth bass and white bass. We had no reports on other species. The only boat ramp open is the primitive ramp in the Ridge Rock area. Boaters are able to launch but advised to use caution. Launching with four-wheel-drive vehicles is recommended. Fishing from boats was slow for all species but there were a few trout caught from the bank by anglers using salmon eggs. Fishing on the Cebolla was very good this past week for anglers using hoppers, beetles, copper John Barrs and worms for rainbow trout. We had no reports from the Guadalupe. The Jemez River was flowing at 17 cfs on Monday morning and was still running dirty with debris and ash and is expected to stay that way through the monsoon season. As the storms subsided fishing on the Valles Caldera was very good this past week. Marc Bernard reported excellent fishing north of the lightning shack near the headwaters of the East Fork. He was using hoppers and had dozens of strikes and landed 9 trout in about 2 hours. Marc reported that it was a mixed bag of rainbows and browns ranging in size from 8 to 14 inches. He stopped at the East Fork Trailhead on the way out and spotted schools of small fish but also noticed that some flash flooding had occurred in the area and appeared to have wiped out most of the habitat for larger fish. Hoppers appeared to be the best pattern for most anglers on the East Fork as well as the San Antonio although action on the San Antonio was a bit slower. For information on fishing the Valles Caldera visit Trout fishing was fair using Pistol Petes, bead-head hare’s ears and Power Bait. Fishing was fair trolling Arnies and Z Rays tipped with corn about three feet behind flashers for kokanee. Anglers reported taking fish at depths of 50 to 55 feet. Fishing was fair using jerk baits, crank baits, topwater lures and curly tail grubs for smallmouth bass and an occasional largemouth bass. Night fishing was fair to good using cut bait, shrimp and stink bait for catfish. We had no reports on other species. The surface water temp ranged from the mid to high 70s. Water flow below Navajo on Monday was 673 cfs. Trout fishing through the Quality Waters was fair to good using bunny leeches, rubber legged hare’s ears, red midge larva, Griffith’s gnats, small ants, brown, grey and black foam wing emergers, small bead-head pheasant tails and rainbow warriors. A few trout were also caught and released by anglers using barbless hook spinners. Fishing through the bait waters was good using hare’s ears, copper John Barrs, jerk baits, Chernobyl ants, salmon eggs, Power Bait and night crawlers. Fishing was slow for all species. The boat ramp has been closed and the water level is about 30 feet below the spillway.

Fishing was slow to fair using night crawlers and chicken liver for catfish. We had no reports on other species. We had no reports from anglers this week. One lane remained open at the main boat ramp. Fishing was good using shrimp, night crawlers, dead minnows, chicken liver and cut bait for catfish. Fishing for white bass was a bit sporadic but anglers following the gulls did well using topwater lures, grubs, spinners and crank baits. Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was tough but a few keepers were caught by anglers using topwater lures in the early morning and late evening hours and crank baits and jerk baits during the day. We had no reports on other species. The Monticello, Rock Canyon and Dam Site boat ramps remain closed due to low water conditions. Water flow on the Gila as of this past Monday was 558 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week. Fishing was good using salmon eggs for trout. There were no reports on other species but the Department found an abundance of 3- to 5-pound catfish and one big 2-pound bluegill on a recent fish survey. Looks like a good place to chase catfish while the water is still up. As the rains and runoff in the area subside, the lake level will drop making it increasingly more difficult to fish and the project to improve the dam and spillway will begin. Trout fishing was very good for some but slow for others. Anglers having the best luck were fishing the northeast side of the lake and using night crawlers. Fishing was slow to fair using spinners and spoons for tiger musky. Water flow below Elephant Butte on Monday morning was 7.2 cfs. With the exception of a few carp caught by anglers using corn, we had no reports.

 

Stream flow at Malaga on Monday was 7.8 cfs. We had no reports from anglers this week.Fishing was slow for all species. Hot spot for trout: Fishing continued to be very good using salmon eggs, Power Bait and worms for trout. A few trout were also caught by anglers using Pistol Petes. Fishing was fair to good using worms and night crawlers for catfish and a few bluegills. Fishing was slow for all species. Park Lake: Aug. 31, Oasis State Park is hosting the 5th annual “Biggest Catfish” Challenge with prizes for juniors and adults. For information call 575-356-5331. Anglers are reminded that there is a 2-fish limit on channel catfish. Stream flow below Sumner Lake on Monday was 120 cfs. Fishing was slow for all species. Stream flow at Hollywood on Monday was 9 cfs. Fishing was fair using worms and salmon eggs for trout.: The main boat ramp has reopened to no wake boating and the lake level continues to rise. The water was described as stained, fishing pressure has been extremely light and fishing was slow for all species. Fishing was slow for all species. There were a few catfish caught by anglers using night crawlers. Fishing pressure was very light. Both boat ramps remain open.

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