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the fishing has not changed much since my last post..
Several locals have been out lately… no patterns to report..
Some Walleye have been caught, which is encouraging.. Around Horse Island on the East side. Using 3/4oz Kastmasters.
A few sporadic Whites bass trolling along the east side with white crank baits..
No word on Catfish..
Live bait has been producing small amounts of Whites & Catfish around the marinas.
The weather turned crappy today. supposed to be the same tomorrow and be sunny and warm on Saturday..
So tell mama that the weather is good and ya’ll need to go fishin..
come see us..
You guys have been replying to my lack of a report… well… there is just not that much goin’ on right now..
The last few days have been colder’n a cast iron commode.. so not many folks have been out on the water..
I know… its not really that cold…but this is Elephant Butte.. it’s not supposed to be 26deg…
A few hardy folks have found White Bass by trolling with white bombers.. then jigging. But not very dependably.
No Walleye to report yet… but stay tuned.
Catfishing is still the most dependable.. live bait or cut bait in 20 – 25 feet.
Justin Orr is out today trying to find some Black bass or Small Mouth.. will let you know if he finds out anything noteworthy..
Hey… the Catfish Tournament is going to be May 19th.. so put that on your calendar.. Butte General Store is coughing up $1750. in Bass Pro Gift Cards.. Tracker Marine has sent us a $1000 Bass Pro/Calbela’s gift card for the highest placing Tracker boat.. the guys from NM Game & Fish will be on hand to help and offer advise.. Kris from Muddy River Catfishing will be on hand to help as well as promote his stuff… Last year was a challenge due to the bad weather, but everyone had a blast..
So put the date on your calendar, more info to follow.. the rules will be out in a week or so..
The lake is rising well this winter.. 22.4% as of this report… Still no projections on the releases for the year, so keep your fingers crossed..
Tell mama that you gotta go help find fish…
come see us
We are still getting a fair number of weekend fishermen and the local folks are still out there… the mild winter weather has helped… The lake is still rising quite well.. we are up to 19.9% (that’s 20% percent to you & me)… The north end is quite murky.. but the clarity is OK at mid lake..Water temperature 50 degrees
The White Bass fishin’ is good, the Catfish is VERY good…
Some White Bass still biting over the North part of the flats of McRae Canyon. Trolling towards castle rock on crank baits.
Small mouth bass being caught on plastics around pirate cove close to the bank.
Catfishing are biting on cut bait in deep water. Up North and Mid lake..
If don’t get another report out before Santa comes….
MERRY CHRISTMAS to all of y’all.
Come see us..
believe it or not… the fishin has not been all that bad in the last few weeks.. mild weather and low winds have made for some really nice days on the lake. The locals and a few weekend fisher folks have been finding good catches of White Bass.
The constant inflow of water has gotten the lake very muddy especially on the North end. Water temperature 60 degree in A.M up to 62 in afternoon, water clarity improving in the last day or so.
Frank Vilorio says that White bass still good, mainly trolling crank baits, jet boat cove, south long point, North part of the flats of McRae. Also, watch the graph for schools of bait fish.. then jig below them for the Whites.
Small mouth good on soft plastics on rocky points.
The catfish continue to be very good for the hardy souls that get our there and fish for them..
Big Blue Cats have been caught on the North end in the channel in deeper water (25 feet or so) on live bait and cut bait. Bluegills are still the preferred grazin’ for catfish..
Check out Kris Flores’ U-tube stuff “Muddy River Catfishing” for techniques… or just book a trip with Byron Lucero at “Set the Hook Catfishing”.. When it comes to the catfish on Elephant Butte, these two dudes can provide you with the information to have a successful trip…
No input on any other species at this time… not many folks out there…
Tell mama that the fish are bitin’ and there is no-one else on the lake…
Come see us..