Your Fishing License Fees at Work!

The NM Dep’t of Game and Fish  operates hatcheries that rear rainbow trout, amongst other fish. These trout are stocked into New Mexico’s rivers, for what is known as “put and take” fishing. A well-known stocking point is Quartzite Site (formerly known as the “Fishing Hole”), in Pilar, on the Rio Grande. There, one can observe people who appear not well-to-do taking full stringers of recently-stocked trout home, and thence to the table. These are known as “meat fishermen”. It would be simpler, less-expensive and easier on the environment if means-tested people were allowed to pick up their fish at the hatchery.



Catfish bait

Catfish bait



About Evensteven

I am a photographer and author, and live in Embudo, New Mexico, alongside the Rio Grande. I have published a book of photography and accompanying text on running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The first (print) edition is out of print, but a second edition is available as an iBook (eBook) through the iTunes bookstore. All Grand Canyon, river and nature lovers will enjoy my book: The Grand: I have also published six additional iBooks: 1. The Salt River: 2. Coyote Buttes: 3. Four Cornered, the Land: 4. Four Cornered, The Rivers: 5. Rio Marañon: 6. Rio Grande:
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