Elephant Butte Reservoir

Sierra - New Mexico


  • 13 catches

  • 249 followers

  • 7 spots

Elephant Butte Reservoir is a reservoir on the Rio Grande located in Sierra county. This reservoir is the 84th largest man-made lake in the United States and the only place in New Mexico where one can find pelicans perched on or alongside the lake.

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Elephant Butte Reservoir Fishing Reports

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  1. 2 lb. 15.0 in. White Bass with a Reef Runner 600 Series Deep Little Ripper

    1. john stimson 0
      nice catch
  2. Found a fish boil. My two sons and fished the boil for 3 hours and 12 minutes. We caught a total of 347 White Bass and 1 Large Mouth

    White Bass with a Kast Master and Swim Baits

    1. Douglas Vernon 0
      Number one, fish boils don't last that long.. the one we found by pirate's cove lasted about 15 minutes. I hope you were putting all those fish back in.. ...more what's the limit at that lake for striped bass again? ;)
      We caught two spotted, one striped and a nice crappy today.. the Bass were out off the east face of long ridge, about halfway between the northern point and the cliff face in a little cove with two large brush patches now underwater, and a large dark block or rock or something up on the shore. right in between the two patches of brush (we all know the bass like to fish the shallow brushes when the water's in the 60's) so I hit the spot in our little boat with the fish finder on, and sure enough, in the middle of that cove there's a deeper pit, about 15-18 feet in the middle and rises up on all sides.. the fish finder went crazy over that spot, so we went close to shore, tossed the anchor over a large boulder underwater and backed out to the edge of the pit and I cast into it and the wife and daughter fished worm and bobber, daughter using shiners, wife using nightcrawler, at about 7-9 feet and within 20 minutes they had three keepers.. I'm sure there were more there as well, but the wind kept up and got worse and we could no longer hold position with the anchor so we bailed south to the east side of the dam and caught some catfish, brim and a good sized crappie off one of the private slips. (we had to run from a heavy windstorm that swept in and hide in there.. I've only got a 16.5 foot v-hull and a 40 hp outboard.. we can't weather that kind of wind so the people there were kind.. I got free beer, a couple shots of malibu, some great stories and saw the pictures of two monsters 'Larry' pulled out of his slip from the nose of his houseboat a couple weeks ago, to wit, a 38 pound striped bass, and a 29 pound walleye.. I saw both the pictures.. no tall tale.. amazing.. just... wow... they ate them afterwards.. I would have too. :D
    2. Todd Winter 0
      It was unbelievable. Never seen a fish boil last that long. We had a lot beers later on in the afternoon.
    3. Noah Shapiro 0
      dam that's fun
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  3. Channel Catfish with a #1 hooks, stink bait

    1. john stimson 0
      Thank you all
    2. Delvin Lopez 0
      Nice stringer!
    3. Kenneth Olivo 0
      Nice job dude!!
    4. Roger Parker 0
      Nice stringer full!!
    5. Michael Bailey 0
      Nice way to beat the Holiday weekend!!
    6. john stimson 0
      thanks Buddy
    7. Buddy Pierce 0
      Nice work!!! Eaten good.
    8. john stimson 0
      First cat fishing tournament
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  4. 12 small cats

    15 oz. 11 in. Channel Catfish with a stink bait

    1. john stimson 0
      your welcome NiKo tight lines & have fun !
    2. NiKo D. 0
      thanx for the reply John! I only hit lucky at the Butte at night for some reason. I'm looking forward to a new and different place anyways! happy fishing!
    3. john stimson 0
      Never fished Caballo sorry cant help you there , the butte was a drive and a lot of deep sand ,but fishing was fun watched a few bass busting top water ,but i ...more was catfishing & landed 12 all small but fun
    4. NiKo D. 0
      haha butte
    5. NiKo D. 0
      I'm headed to Caballo early AM! have any tips, if you've fished there before? or would it be worth the trip all the way to the butts??
    6. john stimson 0
      fished New Water
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  5. Details: 2 lb. 8 oz. 18 in. Largemouth Bass with a white/chartuse zmans chatterbait

  6. caught several channel cats

    Channel Catfish with a Bait

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