Fenton Lake Fishing Report

About Fenton Lake

Nestled in the Northern mountains of New Mexico, Fenton is a great escape from the city and ideal spot to beat the summer heat. Offering great year round trout fishing, Fenton is sure to excite.

Surface Area: 1,611 acres

Elevation:  7680 feet

Distance from Albuquerque: 75 miles

Fish Species: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout & Cutthroat Trout

How To Get To Fenton Lake

Direction from Albuquerque, take I-25 north to Bernalillio, follow NM 550 West, continue for 24 miles to San Ysidro. Go North on NM 4 for 8 miles to La Cueva. Turn West on NM 126, ending one mile east of the arrival of the lake.

How's Fenton Lake Fishing?

Feb 16, 2021

The lake is open. Ice fishing is closed due to recent weather changes that have led to unsafe conditions. Fishing the river in the State Park is good using salmon eggs, and nymphs.