My name is Matt Pelletier, avid multi species angler who fell in love with tiger muskies here in NM about 4 years ago.Tigers were first stocked in NM back in 2003 to take care of the over abundance of trash fish (goldfish and white suckers). The fish are doing there job and not only can you catch some beautiful tigers at both Quemado and Bluewater Lakes but the Trout fishing has really got good too (anglers muskie fishing are catching occasional trout averaging 3-5 pounds). In 2009 anglers in our State developed chapter 59 of Muskies Inc, New Mexico Muskies Inc. It's been a blast to work with the NM Department of Game and Fish in any way we can be an asset for our fisheries here.
We'll be checking in and reporting on events from time to time. I own/operate a fishing forum here in NM so my "forum time" is rather limited so hopefully our club can get a volunteer
to report on the Washington Lakes forum more constantly then I can (By the way, really nice site!!).
Our club website has tons of great information regarding our muskie fisheries here, take a moment to view our photo-galleries also. http://newmexicomuskiesinc.org/
Here are some pictures of past events and fish caught at the lakes.
My ugly mug with a beaut 39.5X 17"
And a trout I landed on the same day
Club Member Greg Cotton with his 2nd tiger ever (first day fishing them) 39.5"
Legal literature and life size carving done by Members of "legal harvest-able" tiger (1 40" fish a day) RELEASE ALL FISH!!
just a couple of the tiger fingerlings our state was able to raise in 2010 due to the help of Chapter 59 and the Hugh C Becker Foundation!! THANKS GUYS!!!
Chapter 59 installing trees in Bluewater for structure with NMDGF
Group shot after building the structures
One of our booths at a local expo
Gotta keep our lakes clean!
Barry Reynold and former CH59 VP Jared Blaschke talking muskies on the shore of Bluewater
Longtime MI member Chris Nordquist in his element at Bluewater.