Eagle Nest Lake Fishing Report

About Eagle Nest Lake

Located on the Enchanted Circle Byway, Eagle Nest Lake is a must stop spot for Northern New Mexico fishing. Stocked with trout and salmon, Eagle Nest offers excellent year round fishing from shore, and boat. Be sure to check out Eagle Nest for winter trout fishing.

Surface Area: 2,500 acres

Elevation:  8215  feet

Distance from Albuquerque: 164 miles

Fish Species: Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Kokanee Salmon, Northern Pike, & Perch

How To Get To Eagle Nest Lake

From Albuquerque take I-25 North to Santa Fe. Take 84/285 to Espanola North to NM 68. Continue to junction of US 64 at Taos. Follow US 64 East following signs to the lake. 

How's Eagle Nest Lake Fishing?

Feb 16, 2021

Lake is reopened to day use. It is closed to ice fishing due to unsafe conditions. Fishing is good for trout using gold spinners, powerbait and salmon eggs.