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):
66 degrees in in the largemouth bass prime water temperature range and fishing should be good right now. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the largemouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day. This is a great time of year to be on the water.
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 are generally their most active at 66. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Elephant Butte Reser Crappie Rating:
2.5
Elephant Butte Reser Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie will be coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding much more aggressively making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Crappie will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into schools again in the old river channels. It?s time to hit the water. Have fun today!
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 water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
Elephant Butte Reser Spotted Bass Rating:
4
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 66 degrees range, spotted bass are generally their most active at this water temperature. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the spotted bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
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.
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
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
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Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.

Sunrise:

06:02 MST

Sunset:

20:10 MST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full