New Mexico Bass Fishing Reports
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Elephant butte Lake is at an elevation of 4,700 feet in Elephant Butte State Park. The lake has 36,000 surface acres and over 200 miles of shoreline. The Elephant Butte Dam was completed in 1916 across the Rio Grande. Elephant Butte is really tweo lakes in one. An upper and lower lake connected by a narrow river gorge that has changed little since the Rio Grande ran there.
Largemouth, smallmouth and white bass are available to the angler. Other species found in the lake are walleye, striped bass, shad, channel catfish, crappie and bluegill.
The lake gets its name from the eroded core of an anciet volcano, now an island in the reservoir, that resembles the shape of an elephant.
Elephant Butte is best fished in the spring and fall months. After the weather warms it becomes a popular spot and can get a little crowded.
Elephant Butte is approximately 60 miles north of Las Cruces.
For more information, Elephant Butte Lake State Park - Phone: 505-744-5421 or New Mexico Game and Fish = Phone: 505-827-7911.