State relaxes fishing rules at Blue Hole

Santa Rosa, N.M. (AP) – The New Mexico Game and Fish Department
has issued an emergency order relaxing fishing rules at Blue Hole
Park Pond in an effort to remove as many fish from the eastern New
Mexico pond before they go to waste.

The department says all fishing regulations related to bag
limits, tackle and angler age restrictions will be lifted through
Oct. 24. Anglers ages 12 and older are still required to have a

The pond is normally reserved for anglers younger than 11.

Blue Hole Park Pond developed a leak near the lake outlet, and
the water level dropped significantly. It will be allowed to drain
until repairs can be made. Then the lake will be restocked with
game fish.

The pond contains rainbow trout, largemouth bass, catfish and

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