Elephant Butte Reser
Current Temperature:
45°
Est Water Temperature:
At or below freezing(What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.43 (High)
Wind Speed:
North-East at 05 Knots (6 MPH)
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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Elephant Butte Reser fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Elephant Butte Reser water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
New Mexico
Latitude:
33.329529
Maximum Depth (ft):
90
County:
Sierra
Longitude:
-107.146496
Normal Elevation (ft):
4330
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
35000
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
State Park
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Guest
2012-05-31
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 65
Bass good on crank baits and jerk baits
Guest
2011-07-15
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 79
HITTING WHITE PLUGS IN COVES
Guest
2011-06-16
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 69
GOOD FOR WHITE BASS AT SUNSET AND SUNRISE IN COVES USING SPINNERS.
Elephant Butte Reser Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Elephant Butte Reser Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- walk a small Zara spook in the morning and when the sun comes out go to a football jig. This should put a limit in the boat.
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 35 degrees. If you have a chance to get out on the water, you are going to have to fish deep and slow. Jig fishing and Plastic baits may be your best bet this time of year for largemouth bass. You may also try fishing some sinking jerk baits.
Elephant Butte Reser Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3
Elephant Butte Reser Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Use a square bill around the rocks and hit every sandy area between the rock walls.
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 35 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
Elephant Butte Reser Crappie Rating:
2.5
Elephant Butte Reser Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie fishing is sometimes at its best with the water temperature down this low. Crappie will be in large schools and follow the large shad schools around in extremely deep water. Find the deepest parts of your lake in old river channels and scan your graph for schooling shad. When you find the school, drop your plastics or live bait down to the bottom of the shad and get ready. Many crappie fishermen will be catching awesome numbers and size of fish this time of year. If you are brave enough to get out on the water this time when the water temperature is this cold, it can really pay off. Be careful out there, remember to boat safely. Never take any chances at these temperatures.
Elephant Butte Reser Walleye Rating:
3
Elephant Butte Reser Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- The walleye spawn is in full swing now. With Walleye spawning grounds generally on gravel and rocky bottoms and preferring clean water. Try throwing reaction type baits up in the shallows. Rip-Rap, damns, rocky bottom points are perfect to hit. Try fishing some faster crank baits and spinners this time of year. As always fall back to the standard walleye fishing tactics, but it won?t hurt bringing out the bass gear in search for spawning walleyes. In this water temperature, always be safe on the water.

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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Elephant Butte Reser Catfish Rating:
4
Elephant Butte Reser Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- According to the fishing reports, lateley all types of catfish has been getting hooked on shrimp.

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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they aren’t going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Elephant Butte Reser Spotted Bass Rating:
4
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
Elephant Butte Reser White Bass Rating:
4
Elephant Butte Reser White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- WATCH FOR FEEDING FRENZIES IN COVES AND THROW WHITE PLUGS AT THEM.
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Elephant Butte Reser Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
Elephant Butte Reser Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Striped bass that are near structure (submerged trees, formations) seem to be more active and willing to bite – than stripers that are suspended in mid-depths.

To catch more than one bass at a time, place two or more reflective lures simultaneously on your line at 1 S-inch intervals. Try jigs or jigging spoons.

In reservoirs, look for riprap on shore-lines, rocky points, just off islands, sudden drop-offs, old river channels or sand bars. In rivers, check out places where streams enter, bridge pilings disrupt current flow, above wing dams, or downstream from a lock and dam.

Use a depth finder to locate schools of bass. They prefer sandy or gravel lake bottoms. No matter where you find them, they aren't going to stay in one place long.
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Elephant Butte Reser Trout Rating:
3
Elephant Butte Reser Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- caught Blue and green Power Bait Yesterday i fought 6 all about 20in made a great dinner now its your
turn if guid is needed call 720 400 3516
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Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!

Sunrise:

07:59 MST

Sunset:

18:46 MST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full