Elephant Butte Lake Fishing Report
About Elephant Butte Lake
Elephant Butte, is the largest lake in New Mexico. A few hours south of Albuquerque the Butte offers ideal springtime stripper and year round bass fishing.
Surface Area: 40,000 acres
Elevation: 4,407 feet
Distance from Albuquerque: 145 miles
Fish Species: Stripped Bass, White Bass, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Crappie, Sunfish, & Catfish
How To Get To Elephant Butte Lake
Located a few hours south of Albuquerque, take I-25 south to exit 83. Follow the exit to NM 195, continue following signs to Elephant Butte Lake.
How's Elephant Butte Lake Fishing
Fishing is fair for largemouth and smallmouth bass using tubes, jigs, crank baits and jerk baits. Fishing for crappie and white bass is good using minnows. Crappie fishing is good using sassy shad, tubes and crank baits.