State widens fishing limit at Sumner Lake

Freedom New Mexico

Anglers at Sumner Lake near Fort Sumner can catch and keep as many sport fish as they like beginning today as the lake is being drained to accommodate downstream irrigation demands.

The emergency salvage order issued by the Department of Game and Fish will remain in effect until the Sumner Lake boat ramp is closed or 11:59 p.m. Nov. 1, whichever comes first

Requirements for fishing licenses and rules regarding legal methods of taking fish remain in effect.

Information: 575 355-2541.