Mountain States Guide Service

Our exclusive fishing guide service is offered through Rob Degner’s Mountain States Guide Service.  Rob offers over 30 years experience hunting and fishing in Northern New Mexico.  He is licensed and permitted to guide in the Navajo Lake area by the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, New Mexico State Parks Division and the U.S. Coast Guard.                                            

Navajo Lake is a year-round fishery offering something for all types and sizes of fishers. The spring kicks off with the onslaught of crappie fishing, a favorite with the regulars at the lake.  At the same time, large and smallmouth bass begin their pre-spawn feeding.  Late spring to early summer is your best bet to try for the trophy size ‘smallies’ that inhabit Navajo Lake.  At the same time, don’t forget the large northern pike that can be caught during the entire year.  Specimens up to twenty pounds are common.  Late May and throughout the summer signals the pursuit of the kokanee salmon.  Trolling for this delicacy is one of the main attractions at Navajo Lake. 

Kokanee salmon are also famous for their spawning ritual which begins in October and runs well through November.  Bag limits are liberal during this time and anglers are allowed to ‘snag’


spawning fish with treble hooks.  Don’t overlook the fantastic brown trout fishing, especially in late spring when fish as large as twenty pounds have been caught.  Other species of fish which inhabit the reservoir include rainbow trout, bluegill, channel catfish and perch.

Mountain States Guide Service is well equipped for which ever species you prefer to chase.  Rob operates with the latest in bass fishing equipment and also specializes in trolling for salmon and angling for northern pike.  For up to the minute lake conditions and fishing reports or to reserve a guided fishing trip with Rob Degner, log on to or call (505)-320-2602 or you can contact Navajo Lake Marina at (505) 632-3245.

Current Rates for Lake Fishing (rates include all fishing equipment and boat gas plus cold soft drinks and ice. Full day trips include picnic lunch.)

Anglers 1/2 Day (4 Hours) Full Day (8 Hours)
1 person $190.00 $250.00
2 people $260.00 $360.00
3 to 6 people $290.00 $400.00

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