and I\'ll give you all the info you need to get a few. I know of two lakes up in that Vermillion area where I can guarantee a fish or a few daily. No 45 inhecrs, but to check it off the list there\'s no better place.Flies for smallmouths and walleyes are an added bonus...

Early Spring thru Spawning

  • Backwaters that warm early compared to main lake.
  • Tailwaters.
  • Mouths of tributaries
  • Flowing River and Streams feeding main lake.

Late Spring and Fall
  • Edges of shallow flats.
  • Sandy or small pebbled flats especially at mouths of creeks or other moving water.
  • Deep rip rap at inside bends of river channel
  • Mouths of creek arms at main lake
  • River channels
  • Edges of submerged timber.
  • Main lake points especially in the wind.
  • Neck down lake narrows on windy days.
  • Deep drops in main lake wind blowing into the drop.
  • Submerged road beds.

Late Fall and Winter
  • Deep creek channels at bends and intersection.
  • Deep holes near river channels.
  • Deep main lake points
  • Steep deep water cliff banks

 

 

Look for stripers in Elephant Butte and Caballo Lakes at depths between 20 to 50 feet, sometimes suspended over much deeper water. They may locate over old creek beds or channels, near sunken islands, along ridges with adjacent dropoffs, or near bridges. In fall, stripers move into shallow flats and chase schools of shad near the surface. Fall can be an exciting time for  striper fishing, compared with winter, when stripers tend to stay deep and roam less.


For best results, use a depth finder. As waters warm, try trolling with live-bait shad or bluegill. When using bait, always use a fresh specimen; replace lethargic bait frequently. Try still-fishing with live bait from an anchored boat or slowly adrift. Use 1 ~ to 4 ounces of lead in a bead-chain weight to keep the bait at the proper depth. When you locate stripers holding in deep water, try jigging or trolling with a downrigger.

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