Elephant Butte Reser

Current Temperature:
54°

Est Water Temperature:
64° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.93 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
South at 05 Knots (6 MPH)

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Elephant Butte Reser
National Pro Reports

Sooner Lake, OK
2014-04-14
The fish are finally waking up at Sooner. Water temps in the main lake are 58 degrees and 72 in the discharge canal. Most fish are being taken shallow on live Shad fished on a free line. It\'s the mos... [more]

-Steve Carroll

Lake Guntersville, AL
2014-04-14
13 April 2014 Lake Guntersville %u2013 Really nice family joined me yesterday on Guntersville and after a slow first hour or so the guy%u2019s started putting them in the boat. Everyone caught fish ... [more]

-Jake (Mid South Bass Guide)

Old Hickory Lake, TN
2014-04-08
This report is for the week of 03/30/2014- 04/07/2014

We have again had an awesome week here on Old Hickory Lake this week as we ran 4 trips and are still catching big fish! This week alone... [more]

-Ian Huey

Lake Sidney Lanier, GA
2014-04-06
Striper fishing is good and should be improving as the warming water temperatures gets the fish up and moving. The boys will be looking for girl friends and the girls will be looking to pack on the we... [more]

-Ken West and Mike Maddalena

New Mexico Reports

Elephant Butte Reser General Information
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. Vital fishing information for Elephant Butte Reser, including mean water temperature and moon phase. 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

County:
Sierra

Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
35000

Lake Management:
State Park

Latitude:
33.329529

Longitude:
-107.146496

Water Clarity:
1-3 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
90

Normal Elevation (ft):
4330

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Elephant Butte Reser Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Elephant Butte Reser Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.3/5
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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 in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 64 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Elephant Butte Reser Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Elephant Butte Reser Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.8/5
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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 64. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the smallmouth bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Elephant Butte Reser Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Elephant Butte Reser Crappie Rating:
   2.3/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
Elephant Butte Reser Walleye Fishing

[ Walleye Info ]
Elephant Butte Reser Walleye Rating:
   2.8/5
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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 Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Elephant Butte Reser Catfish Rating:
   3.7/5
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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 Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Elephant Butte Reser Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.8/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 64 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 Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Elephant Butte Reser White Bass Rating:
   4/5
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Elephant Butte Reser White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- WATCH FOR FEEDING FRENZIES IN COVES AND THROW WHITE PLUGS AT THEM.
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Elephant Butte Reser Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Elephant Butte Reser Striped Bass Rating:
   3.4/5
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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 Fishing

[ Trout Info ]
Elephant Butte Reser Trout Rating:
   3.2/5
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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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Elephant Butte Reser Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The full moon has just past. The gravitational pull is starting to decrease with the moon and sun being on opposite sides of the planet. 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. It's always fun trying something new at the peak times to change things up a bit and test out the Lunar Theory each time you hit the water in close to full and full moon situations. Good luck you there.
Sunrise:
06:38 MST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:37 MST







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