Elephant Butte Inn and Spa

This Week's Fishing Report

Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing is fair using crank baits, jerk baits and tubes for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass.  Fishing is sporadic for white bass but anglers have managed to catch a few using minnows, crank baits, grubs and spinners.  The best reports are coming from anglers trolling the McRae Canyon area.  A few walleye have been caught by anglers using minnows, sassy shad and crank baits. Surface temps on the main lake range from 54 to 66 degrees.

Caballo Lake: Walleye fishing is good for anglers using worms, minnows, grubs, crank baits and sassy shad.  There are good reports from anglers fishing from the bank near KOA Point.  Fishing for catfish is good using worms, liver and stink baits.  Fishing for white bass is fair using crank baits, sassy shad and curly tail grubs.

Rio Grande River:  Water flow below Elephant Butte is 1,080cfs.  Fishing here and below Caballo is good using white, grubs, minnows and sassy shad for a mixed bag of white bass and walleye.  Fishing for catfish is fair using night crawlers, minnows and stink baits.

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