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Year-round except for Bonito Lake (April 1 to November 30)

Best Areas

To view a list of the best areas for fishing around Ruidoso please click here.

Grown mostly in fish hatcheries around the state. The waters are stocked on a regular basis. Daily limits depend on the water and it is common to "catch and release." To get the latest stocking report and other information on fishing in our area, as well as the state of New Mexico, visit New Mexico Fish and Game website @ for stocking report and other information. All persons 12 and older are required to obtain a New Mexico fishing license to fish in public waters. The yearly license is valid from April 1 to March 31.