Best Fishing in New Mexico

This list represents the most popular fishing in New Mexico. Use this list to plan your next New Mexico fishing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Elephant Butte Reservoir


Short Take: 36,558 acres; desert reservoir with both shallow and deep water, rocky points, coves, flooded timber, limited vegetation, no tributaries. Of all the things a bass fisherman would least exp…
From the guidebook "America's Best Bass Fishing"
Truth or Consequences, NM - Fishing
Published by Falcon Guides

#2. Cave Creek Trail


This hike takes you to an intersection with Trail 251. A set of caves along picturesque Cave Creek is its unique feature. It is appropriate as a family hike, especially if the caves are the turn-aroun…
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Santa Fe"
Cowles, NM - Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding - 4.1 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#3. Skunk Johnson Cabin


The route includes wonderful vistas of Sheridan Gulch and Dry Creek Canyon. The historic cabin on a remote stream is an interesting destination in its own right. Fishing might be a possibility along w…
From the guidebook "Hiking New Mexico's Gila Wilderness"
Alma, NM - Backpacking, Fishing, Hiking - 10.6 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#4. The Meadows


The Meadows Trail is a direct, relatively fast route to the heart of the Middle Fork Gila River. You’ll likely see elk on the mesa along with sweeping mountain vistas and rugged canyon formations. The…
From the guidebook "Hiking New Mexico's Gila Wilderness"
Alma, NM - Backpacking, Fishing, Hiking - 16.4 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#5. Gilita


This adventurous hike begins in an accessible yet wild canyon with a perennial stream and a ?sh-able trout population. This is a good choice for those seeking a manageable wilderness challenge. Becaus…
From the guidebook "Hiking New Mexico's Gila Wilderness"
Alma, NM - Fishing, Hiking - 7 miles
Published by Falcon Guides