Heron Lake Fishing Report

About Heron Lake

The tall pines of Norhter New Mexico provide the scenic backdrop to Heron Lake. Designated as a "quiet lake" where boats operate at no-wake speeds only, Heron offers excellent year round trout fishing and superb winter snagging.

Surface Area: 5,900 acres

Elevation:  7316 feet

Distance from Albuquerque: 157 miles

Fish Species: Rainbow Trout, Lake Trout, & Kokanee Salmon

How To Get To Heron Lake

Directions from Albuquerque, take I-25 North, on approach to Santa Fe take exit 282 and connect with 84/285 towards Espanola and take the US 84 North. Continue driving, two tenths of a mile north of Tierra Amarilla and turn West on NM 95 follow this for six miles to the lake.  

How's Heron Lake Fishing?

Feb16, 2021

The lake is open for day use including ice fishing. Ice fishing is good using small jigs and wax worms.