Elephant Butte Inn and Spa

This Week's Fishing Report

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing is good using grubs, minnows, crank baits, spinners and jerk baits for white bass. The best reports come from anglers fishing in the McRae Canyon area, the east end of Long Point and near the Black Bluffs. Fishing is fair using minnows and jigs for crappie. Fishing is fair using jerk baits, crank baits and spinner baits in less than 10 feet of water for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Fishing is fair-to-good using chicken liver and stink bait for catfish. No reports on other species. Surface temps on the main lake range from high 50s to mid 60s.

Caballo Lake:Walleye fishing is good using crank baits, minnows, jerk baits and bottom bouncer/night crawler rigs. Fishing for white bass is good using grubs, crank baits and minnows. Fishing was fair-to-good using dough bait, worms and chicken liver for catfish. This water is murky.

Rio Grande River: Water flow below Elephant Butte is 1,110 cfs. Fishing is fair using white grubs for walleye and a few white bass. Fishing is fair using worms for trout. Water is also being released from Caballo Lake downstream at the rate of 1,400 cfs.

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