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?

November 17 , 2018

Fishing is fair using row sacs and powerbait for trout. Snagging is slow.