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Monastery Lake Reopens for Fishing March 5

A good day of fishing at Monastery Lake with a few friends.
S. Baxter Clinton
A good day of fishing at Monastery Lake with a few friends.

According to a Press Release

PECOS – After a winter closure, the Benedictine Monastery Lake, near the village of Pecos, will be freshly stocked with trout and reopen for fishing at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 5.

The Benedictine Monastery Lake is part of the Department’s Open Gate Program.

If you are planning a fishing trip this spring, the New Mexico Department of game and fish has several tools to assist you.

The Weekly Fishing Report provides up-to-date information on fishing conditions at numerous water bodies throughout the state.

The Fishing Conditions and Trip Planner is full of figures depicting fishing conditions for several species and water bodies throughout the year.

Additionally, the interactive Fishing Waters Map contains a wealth of information on fishing locations in New Mexico, displaying hundreds of fishing access points with information on fish species available, facilities, accessibility, boat ramps and general regulations.

Anglers are reminded that their 2023-2024 fishing licenses will expire on March 31, 2024. Fishing licenses for the 2024-2025 season will go on sale starting March 25, 2024, and will be valid from April 1, 2024 to March 31, 2025.

You can find these tools and purchase fishing licenses at The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish website, wildlife.state.nm.us.

Shantar Baxter Clinton is the hourly News Reporter for KSFR. He’s earned an Associates of the Arts from Bard College at Simons Rock and a Bachelors in journalism with a minor in anthropology from the University of Maine.