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

Feb 16, 2021

Elephant Butte is open for day use. Trolling for white bass is good using crankbaits. Catfishing is good using cut bait and chicken livers.