New License Year Starts For New Mexico Fishermen

KRWG News –

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRWG) The state Game and Fish Department is reminding New Mexico anglers that it's time to renew their fishing licenses.

New licenses are required as of Friday and will remain valid through March 31, 2012.

New Mexico residents will pay $35 for an annual license, including a vendor's fee as well as habitat stamps.

The department reported Thursday there are good fishing opportunities across the state, including for northern pike at Navajo Lake and white bass as Elephant Butte Lake.

Bonito Lake near Ruidoso opens Friday and was recently stocked with more than 6,000 trout.

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