Elephant Butte Lake and Reports


Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

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    Water Temp: approx. 50

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: I had a great day this day. Weather had warmed up into the high 60's. Started off with a jig and pig. Fished seemed aggressive all morning so I picked up my trusty Nichols spinnerbait and started working shorlines next to deep water. Picked up several small largemouth and about 4 small smallmouth. At about 1:00pm, I landed a nice 2.8 lb. smallie. About 10 minutes later a nice 2.5 lb. largmouth. Next cast, a 2.9 lb. largemouth. 25-30 minutes later a 4.9 lb. smallmouth, my best ever in E.B.. I continued to catch some small fish then at about 3:30 pm I hooking into a toad. Fought like mad and then landed a 6.8 lb largmouth. This turned out to be one of the best days I have had at E.B. since the water dropped dramatically about 5-6 years ago. Too bad I was not in a tournament! I hope this is a sign of things to come. Went up on 1-6-08 but had boat trouble. Did not get to fish. Will be up on 2-11-08 if it is not too cold.
    City: El Paso

Sunday, September 16th, 2001

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    Water Temp: 73

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished the Bass Bums yearly team tournament and things were pretty slow. Most people weighed in a couple o small ish each day. Algae bloom everyday starting around 10am made things tough. Most o our ish came on tubes (smoke/pepper) T-rigged or Pop'Rs in the early morning. Also got a keeper splitshotting a mourning dawn worm by the dam. My partner stuck a 6.65 largemnouth with 20 minutes to go beore Sundays weigh in and that gave us irst place with a little over 10 pounds and big bass or the weekend. Whenever the striper and white bass started busting shad around us the smallie bite would go away and we would have to move to a new spot.
    City: Albuquerque

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    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: elephant butte lake
    City: el paso

    Tips: bass ishing