SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The state Game and Fish Department reminds sportsmen that Heron Lake in northern New Mexico will open early next month to snagging of Kokanee salmon.
The agency said snagging will be allowed starting Nov. 9.
Salmon snagging has been under way since the start of this month at El Vado, Navajo, Abiquiu and Eagle Nest lakes.
However, areas near Navajo Lake's Pine boat ramp are closed to snagging because of low water. The landlocked salmon spawn in the fall and then die.
There's a daily limit of 12 fish for anglers. Before snagging is allowed at Heron Lake, the department harvests eggs from spawning fish. The eggs are for raising salmon that will be stocked in the state's lakes.
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