Cochiti Lake

Current Temperature:
55°

Est Water Temperature:
55° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.05 (High)

Wind Speed:
South at 03 Knots (3 MPH)

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Cochiti Lake
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Cochiti Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Cochiti Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Cochiti Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!

Cochiti Lake is located in Sandoval County, New Mexico and within the boundaries of the Pueblo de Cochiti Nation on the Rio Grande about 50 miles upstream from Albuquerque. Cochiti Dam is one of the four Corps of Engineers projects for flood and sediment control on the Rio Grande, operating in conjunction with Abiquiu, Galisteo and Jemez Canyon Dams. Cochiti Lake offers two public recreation areas for your enjoyment; the Cochiti Recreation Area on the west side of the lake and the Tetilla Peak Recreation on the east side. Each recreation area has a boat ramp for launching vessels. A visitor center is open to the public near the Park Headquarters. Scenic overlooks are on both sides of the lake. Tetilla Peak Recreation Area is open April - October while Cochiti is opened year-round. [Cochiti Lake. www.nwk.usace.army.mil, 01/26/2008]
State:
New Mexico

County:
Sandoval

Inpoundment Type:
Lake

Surface Area (acres):
0

Lake Management:
State Park

Latitude:
35.633015

Longitude:
-106.313489

Water Clarity:
1-3 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):


Normal Elevation (ft):
0

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
Trolling Only

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Cochiti Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Cochiti Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.4/5
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Cochiti Lake at 55 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is getting ready to ramp up. The male bass will start moving up from deep water toward spawning coves and the big ones are right behind them. This is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. The female bass will start feeding at this water temperature in preparation for spawn. The male bass may be up shallow especially on sunny afternoons. Fishing sunny spawning grounds that are receiving the warm spring time sun is a great way to get a few largemouth bass in the boat.
Cochiti Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

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Cochiti Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.6/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperature at 55 degrees smallmouth bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Smallmouth bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It's time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Cochiti Lake Crappie Fishing

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Cochiti Lake Crappie Rating:
   2.8/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie should be getting ready to spawn. Stay out in deeper water and look for schools. Schooling shad will be harder to find with this water temperature so when you find it, stay on it. Crappie schools will be breaking up quite a bit getting ready for the spawn. Also try fishing shallower with small crank baits and spinners on the warm banks with direct sunlight. This is a great time to be on the water.
Cochiti Lake Walleye Fishing

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Cochiti Lake Walleye Rating:
   3/5
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Cochiti Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Cochiti Lake Catfish Rating:
   3.3/5
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Cochiti Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Cochiti Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   2.8/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Spotted bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It?s time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Cochiti Lake White Bass Fishing

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Cochiti Lake White Bass Rating:
   3.1/5
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Cochiti Lake Trout Fishing

[ Trout Info ]
Cochiti Lake Trout Rating:
   3.1/5
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- There are NO Lake Trout, just browns and very few rainbows
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Cochiti Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.
Sunrise:
05:57 MST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
20:06 MST







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