Rules for legal fishing tackle and methods of taking fish will remain in place during the salvage period, and all anglers ages 12 and older are required to have a license.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which manages the lake, announced that the Carlsbad Irrigation District has called for a large release of water to maintain water levels downstream in Sumner Lake and to accommodate irrigation needs. Santa Rosa Lake is expected to fall below boat docks and boat ramps. Low levels also could have negative effects on fish in the lake.
The salvage order was issued to allow anglers to catch as many fish as possible to avoid potential spoilage while the lake is being drained.
For more information, please call Santa Rosa Lake State Park, (575) 472-3110 or the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, (505) 342-3171.