Elephant Butte Reser
Current Temperature:
Est Water Temperature:
51° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.34 (High)
Wind Speed:
East at 07 Knots (8 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!
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Maximum Depth (ft):
Normal Elevation (ft):
Inpoundment Type:
Water Clarity:
1-3 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
State Park
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Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 65
Bass good on crank baits and jerk baits
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 79
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature: 69
Elephant Butte Reser Largemouth Bass Rating:
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):
With Elephant Butte Reser at 51 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Largemouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Largemouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
Elephant Butte Reser Smallmouth Bass Rating:
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):
With the water temperature at 51 degrees smallmouth bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Smallmouth bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It's time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Elephant Butte Reser Crappie Rating:
Elephant Butte Reser Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie should be getting ready to spawn. Stay out in deeper water and look for schools. Schooling shad will be harder to find with this water temperature so when you find it, stay on it. Crappie schools will be breaking up quite a bit getting ready for the spawn. Also try fishing shallower with small crank baits and spinners on the warm banks with direct sunlight. This is a great time to be on the water.
Elephant Butte Reser Walleye Rating:
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:
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:
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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:
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Elephant Butte Reser Striped Bass Rating:
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:
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.


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