Elephant Butte Reser
Current Temperature:
81°
Est Water Temperature:
78° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.17 (Rising)
Wind Speed:
North at 11 Knots (13 MPH)
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Elephant Butte Reser
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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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Register

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 pretty slow at 78 degree water temperature. Bass will start moving much slower and feeding less aggressively until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, it's time to get out fishing early and late in the day when the sun is not on the water. When you can get out for the entire day, it's a great time to fish some deeper water. Many large bass are taken this time of year since bass fishermen typically gets out deeper and fish slower with larger baits. Like any other time of year, the slower you fish with bigger baits on the deep drops and river channels, the better chance you have at a lunker. This is a great time to catch a trophy. Good luck out there today!
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 pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Elephant Butte Reser Crappie Rating:
2.5
Elephant Butte Reser Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Your lake crappie will be much more lethargic in the water temperature. They will be in deeper and cooler water. Crappie will be feeding; however they will not be feeding aggressively unless the other fishing factors are at prime levels. Find some moving water that is clear and you should find some more aggressive fishing.
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 entire catfish family is very active and actively feeding in this water temperature. All catfish including blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish will be looking for their next meal. Its perfect time to get on the water and fill the freezer. Good luck out there.
Elephant Butte Reser Spotted Bass Rating:
4
Elephant Butte Reser Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
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 affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be a new moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.

Sunrise:

06:20 MST

Sunset:

20:09 MST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full