Elephant Butte Lake Fishing Report

Friday August 26, 2016

FISHIN’ IS STILL GREAT…

The lake has dropped a lot..  back to were it was about 5 yrs ago.. but it is not all that bad.  certainly not the end of the world as we know it..  The marinas are breathing a guarded sigh of relief.. The are probably going to move the two dock  houses in front of the dam, back to damsite..  There was some problem with Caballo dam this week and Elephant Butte Dam has been closed ..  but has opened up a little today..  Keep prayin’ for RAIN..  it is working..

The late season fishing is still very good.

Large schools of White Bass are moving around between Rattle Snake Island and the Dam.  You just have to keep moving and hunt them down..  Throwing slab spoons & Kastmasters..  Chrome & Yellow seem to the be the color of choice..

Smallmouth Bass are good on main lake points and rocky points using plastics and jigs..

Walleye have slowed down,, but still can be found on the south side of long point trolling with Yellow or Chrome Walley Divers…

Have not heard a Catfish story in a few weeks… but you can bet that they are still biting..  Rocky slopes using anything dead or that smells dead..

Water temps are still warm.. 79 deg in the mornings warming up to the low 80’s by evening..  So if you are tired of catchin’ fish.. you can go swimmin’..

The heat has finally gone away for now.. so fishing through the afternoons is nice.. the bite is still better in the mornings and evenings.. But Whites have been active all day and into the night..

Cinnamon rolls tomorrow morning, so come getcha’ one..

Tell mama that she is gonna have to do the honey-do list herself..  grab your gear & come see us..

 

bob

Kevin Gardner of NM Game & Fish bags fish for the Elephant Butte Navy during last weeks stocking..

Kevin Gardner of NM Game & Fish bags fish for the Elephant Butte Navy during last weeks stocking..

Jannine & Tom Springer of Las Cruces have a great trip on Frank Vilorio's boat..

Jannine & Tom Springer of Las Cruces have a great trip on Frank Vilorio’s boat..

The hardest working fish mongers on the crew...

The hardest working fish mongers on the crew…