Game and Fish Update
According to NM Game & Fish, right now is a great time to be fishing for catfish, crappie and small mouth bass at Elephant Butte Lake. The state small mouth record was just caught!
There was a lot of stocking of largemouth and striped bass in 2012..this winter the ponds and river was stocked with trout..a lot of the stripers didn't make it but the Elephant Butte Summer fishing is going to be GREAT!! White bass should again be prolific.
A lot of people don't know that Caballo Lake, right down the road, is a "sleeper walleye lake"...a few weeks ago was a tremendous spawning time so look for some great catches there!
Ash Canyon (down by the Damsite) has had bighorn sheep sightings...New Mexico herds are growing!
We'll keep you posted from time to time on fishing conditions here at the Butte!