Bill Evans Lake in New Mexico holds some huge largemouth bass and this proves it!
Fisheries biologists sampling New Mexico’s Bill Evans Lake knew they might haul up some big fish and were ready with cameras to prove what they’ve been saying all along: the Land of Enchantment state is rich with fishing opportunities.
Located in Grant County down in the southwest part of the state this reservoir holds smallmouth bass, flathead catfish, rainbow trout, perch, crappie, and some of the biggest largemouths that you will ever see!
The cover photo shows Warmwater Fisheries Supervisor Kevin Gardner, with an 11.7-pound largemouth that measured in at 23 inches.
Below is a picture of Fisheries Biologist Eric Mammoser and Fisheries Technician Jake Miller with 21 inch, seven-and-a-half pounder and 24 inch, 10.4-pounder respectively.
Bill Evans Lake is a public reservoir located about 18 miles west of Silver City near Mangas Springs, NM.
Big thanks to the New Mexico Game and Fish Southwest Area Facebook page for sharing these great photos!