Elephant Butte Lake Fishing Report

Thursday September 13, 2018

Fishin’ is best in years… for this time of year…

It could have something to do with the low water..  If it gets much lower, we should be able to net em’..

But on the bright side, I have some customers over from AZ and they said that our lake is still nicer than most of theirs..    I was out on the lake a few days ago.. it is still plenty big,  just not as big as most of ya’ll are used to..  We are still getting about the same number of customers and usual for this time of year..

The water Gods are supposed to slam the dam shut any day now.. Actually we are discharging a lot less water today than we have been for a while.. so maybe they are shutting it down..   stay tuned…  We are at 3.5% of capacity as of this morning ..

Billy Lewis hooked onto a 37.4 lbs Striper on Saturday August 25th on a guided fishing trip with Frank Vilorio.  Took Billy 20 minutes to play the fish  till they could net him. Congratulations Billy on catching a trophy Striper on Elephant Butte lake.  We still got some Big ones.  Check out the picture below..

White bass fishing the best in years,  large mouth and small mouth fishing is good. Few crappies still being caught on live bait.

Whites are being found all over the lake.. The south east side still seems to be the best in the early mornings and evenings..  Although there have been some Whites boiling the bait fish up on the West side coves in the late evenings..   Same as usual… white crankbaits, jigs, spinners or live shiners.

Bank fishing has been best in the evenings, long casting with White Bombers or Chartreuse Walleye Divers.. Just about anything that looks like a baitfish…

Night fishin still very productive.. Main lake points, live shiners, lights..  The best night fishin is still the Damsite Marina.. not sure if they are still open for night fishin though, so you better call em before you go..

No reports on Walley or Catfish this week..

Black Bass and Smallmouth have been good, rocky ledges, rocky points using most any plastics..

Tell mama that the lake is beautiful this time of year..

come see us..


“most folks are like a bob-wire fence…..   they have their good points”


Billy Lewis with his 37.4lb Striper, on Frank Vilorio’s boat..