This Week's Fishing Report
This Week’s Fishing Report
Elephant Butte Lake:
Fishing was good using crank baits, spinners, Flicker Shad, white and chrome Bombers, jerk baits and silver and gold Kastmasters for white bass. We received good reports from anglers fishing the Kettle Top and Long Point areas. Black bass fishing was slow but there were a few fish by anglers using top water lures, crank baits, swim baits, worms and salt craws. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits and spinner night crawler combinations for walleye. Fishing was good using worms, stink baits, chicken liver and shrimp for catfish. Mike Sistok along with Martin Testorff and his son Samuel of Roswell caught and released about 100 catfish just north of the Kettle Top area. They were using worms. We had no reports on other species. Surface temps on the main lake were mid to upper 70s and the water level is dropping. The Monticello and Dam Site boat ramps remain closed.
Fishing was good using crank baits, curly tail grubs, sassy shad, and top water lures for white bass. Fishing was slow to fair using crank baits, minnows and bottom bouncer night crawler combination for walleye. Fishing was slow to fair using shrimp, stink bait and liver for catfish. We have no reports on other species.
Rio Grande River:
Water flow below Elephant Butte on Monday was 1,550 cubic feet per second. Fishing below Elephant Butte was slow to fair using small swim baits, grubs and sassy shad for a mixed bag of white bass and walleye. We had no reports from below Caballo.