Elephant Butte Lake Fishing Report

Thursday June 15, 2017


If yur’ comming to the lake for Father’s Day.. (which we hope that ya’ are)… come prepared..

It’s gonna be hotter’n “whoopee in woolens”..  don’t know if ya ever tried that… but it’s HOT…

The fishin is still very good…

The White bass seem to be moving up north finally.. I have been getting reports of nice size fish caught on the east side at the Black Bluffs ..  and the rocky points and coves just north of Kettle Top on the east side..  Live shiners, sassy shad and shad colored crank baits trolling around 15 – 20 feet down..  Then when you find the schools of fish (you’ll know when you do).. Be ready with chrome, white or yellow slabs, or the ever dependable Kastmaster..  Jigging up from the bottom or around 25′ feet.

A few Stripers have been reported this week.. all have been caught while fishing for Whites.. up north and around Kettle Top.

Starting to get some action in the early mornings and evenings in the backs of coves..  Not much going on along the west side beaches south… if you are fishing the west side beaches you probably need to be up north.. So if your bank fishin, stay up north.  Specifically on the main lake points ..

Ash Canyon has started to get active for Whites..   The rocky ledges have produced good catfish..

Walleye still being caught along south Long Point and north side of Rattlesnake Island.  Trolling crank baits and Walley divers..

Night fishin at Rock Canyon is a sure bet for good results.. Still no reports about Damsite night fishin..

Catfish still very good up north on cut bait, Bluegill (live) and chicken liver..

if anyone fishes the south end, especially Ash Canyon.. please report in so that I post a report..

I plan on stirrin’ up the “bigger’n a damn baby” cinnamon rolls for Saturday morning… so come & get ya one..

No honey-do list allowed… it’s father’s day for cryin out loud…

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Group from Sweden had a great early father’s day fishing trip Tuesday, grand father, father and sons. Frank Vilorio said that they were a pleasure to fish with .