Elephant Butte Lake Fishing Report

Thursday January 18, 2018

Fishin’ Report?? not much to report… 01/18

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


Nice big Cat on Kris Flores’ boat… (Muddy River Catfishing)