Refuge Fishing Season

Displaying a fisherman's Big Catch! /Aaron Mize

The annual fishing season on Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge begins March 1st and continues to October 31st on Lake 13.

Fun for all ages!

Lake 13 is stocked annually by the State of New Mexico Department of Game and Fish with rainbow trout and channel catfish.  Also seen are yellow perch, black bullhead, green sunfish, bluegill, walleye, northern pike, largemouth bass, white sucker, Plains killifish, and fathead minnow. For additional information, please contact Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge at (575) 375-2331, Ext. 200.

Recommended: Bring your fishing gear, lawn chairs, sunscreen, insect repellent, water and snacks.