Pueblo of Laguna
Natural Resources Program
P.O. Box 194 Laguna, NM 87026
Fax: (505) 552-9770
Contact: Raymond Lucero, Jr.
Laguna is surrounded by enchanting mesas and is situated at the foothills of the beautiful mountains of Mount Taylor. Laguna is located 45 miles west of Albuquerque on Interstate 40. The reservation consists of approximately 500,000 acres of land situated in Cibola, Valencia, Bernalillo and Sandoval counties. The residents of Laguna Pueblo live in six villages which are Laguna, Mesita, Paguate, Seama, Paraje, and Encinal. The Tribal administration building is located in the village of Laguna. You can experience the uniqueness of our Pueblo by visiting in person.
Fishing is currently most popular at the Paguate Reservoir near the Village of Paguate. Fishing at this location is not managed or monitored by the Natural Resources Program, but rather the Village of Paguate. The Paguate Reservoir is a small (approximately 18 surface-acres), but quite scenic cold-water reservoir located at an elevation of approximately 6,300 feet above sea level. Originally used for irrigation purposes for village farmers, the reservoir also provides fishing opportunities for recreational anglers.
Rainbow Trout stocked in the lake are from the Mescalero Tribal Fish Hatchery and White Mountain Apache National Fish Hatcheries.
Other Fishing opportunities are in development but are currently not available.
Look for announcements for a Fishing Derby sometime this summer.