Prior to fishing at these lakes, make sure that you have the appropriate licenses and are familiar with the governing agency's fishing regulations for that particular lake.

New Mexico Regulations

New Mexico Game and Fish
Navajo Nation Department of Fish and Wildlife
(928) 871-6451
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  • Cutter Dam (Map #2)

    Cutter Dam Reservoir is a little known body of water located about 8 miles south of Blanco, New Mexico and east of Largo Canyon. A picturesque little lake with beautiful cliffs and scenery it covers approximately 64 acres. The lake serves as a reservoir for Navajo Agricultural Products Industry (NAPI). Access to the lake is possible from two locations, however neither access is paved, so four wheel-drive, high clearance vehicle is highly recommended.
    ➠ Directions (Google Map)


    Small water craft and fishing.


    A shore boat access is available on the northwest side of the reservoir. However, access to this location is very rugged and limited to johnboats or small fishing boats. Accessing with a trailer may be problematic due to large road ruts.


    • No lake use fees required.
    • A valid fishing license required from Navajo Nation Department of Fish and Wildlife.


    This lake is stocked with rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout, bullhead catfish and Kokanee salmon is also present.

    Fishing License

    Navajo Nation Department of Fish and Wildlife
    (928) 871-6451

    Water Recreation

    Small johnboats or fishing boats (electric motor only) are allowed.
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