Fishing & Hunting Info

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Elephant Butte Reservoir Fish Species:
Designated warm water fishery. Largemouth bass, catfish, walleye, flathead and channel catfish, crappie, black, smallmouth, white and striped bass and bluegill.

Fishing Report from the New Mexico Dept of Game and Fish

NMDGF Publications

License Vendors

Wal-Mart in T-or-C and Lil’ Abners just outside of Caballo
or online at NM Game & Fish



divider-Blue Photo above left: Jackie Reese of Tallahassee Fla. 41 lbs 6 oz caught on 6/25/11. permission Land of Enchantment Fishing Adventures, Frank Vilorio – guide. Visit Website

Photo above right: New Mexico Chief of Staff, Johnny Montoya, of Santa Fe, NM. and his 38 lb, 2 oz, (39 1/2″ long) Striped Bass beauty caught on March 14, 2012. Permission: Rio Grande Guide Service, Billy Jack Miller – Fishing Guide. Visit Website

Visit the websites of Chamber members for more photos and for a description of the fish you might expect to catch in Elephant Butte Lake.


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