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?

November 17, 2018

The docks have been pulled for the winter but, anglers can still launch boats. Fishing is very good using worms, powerbait, salmon eggs, and gold spinners for trout. Fishing for perch is good using worms and small jigs. Pike fishing is fair using crank baits and worms. Kokanee snagging is picking up gradually.