Enjoy the fishing experience of Socorro County. Anglers are often able to hook a trout or two at ESCONDIDA LAKE AND PARK located just north of Socorro. The BOSQUE DEL APACHE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE and the BERNARDO WATERFOWL MANAGEMENT AREA also offer seasonal fishing and the opportunity for anglers to catch channel catfish, sunfish, large mouth bass and carp.
All people 12 years or older must have on their person a current New Mexico fishing license while fishing in New Mexico. Anglers 11 years of age and younger do not need a fishing license. Resident anglers age 70 and older need a Free Fishing License. Out-of-state anglers must purchase an annual fishing license, a one-day license or a five-day license. The fishing license year is April 1st – March 31st.
The NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF GAME AND FISH provides more designated fishing areas, the New Mexico Fishing Rules and Information Guide, license information, up-to-date fishing reports and stocking reports. The fishing report is updated every Tuesday and the stocking report is updated every Friday.Contact: 575-835-8927