Getting Reel at Elephant Butte

Elephant Butte Fishing

Do you want to catch fish when you go fishing? Well  yeah, we know you do. The New Mexico Department of Game & Fish commissions an annual survey and the 2015 Survey is amazing! “The number of satisfied anglers in New Mexico grew by 10 percent in 2015 and now accounts for more than 72 percent of those surveyed!” Fishing at Elephant Butte Lake is very satisfying!

Angler-Satisfaction-Survey-2015 | Read the press release

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.

Raise Your Fishing Satisfaction

with help from these businesses

Duck Hunting New Mexico

Phone: 575-740-4710
313 Odessa Elephant Butte, N.M. 87935

Duck and waterfowl hunting in New Mexico’s central flyway has been at its best on Elephant Butte and Caballo Lakes the last few years due to increasing waterfowl habitat.

I provide a professional guided duck hunt on Elephant Butte and Caballo Lake which includes duck boat, decoys and ground blinds.  I call in the ducks, you are also welcome to do some duck calling in as well.  I also clean your ducks.

Land of Enchantment Fishing Adventures

313 Odessa, Elephant Butte
Cell: (575) 740-4710

Guided trophy striper fishing trips on Elephant Butte Lake. We also fish for white bass, black bass, smallmouth bass, catfish, crappie & walleye. More than 14 years experience. “Guide Service Most Recommended by Locals” Established 1994. Find out about our duck hunts at

Marina Del Sur

101 South Highway 195 Elephant Butte
Phone: (575) 744-5567

Located at the main entrance to Elephant Butte State Park and offers boat rentals, slip rentals and a new marina store and dockside facilities.

Rio Grande Guide Service

(575) 740-6138, (575) 894-3454 or (575) 740-0150

Specializing in Fishing and Hunting, also offering Camping, Water-Skiing, Hiking, Bird-Watching and other sightseeing excursions. Local Professional Guide Billy Jack Miller is a 5th generation New Mexican and the only native guide on Elephant Butte Lake. Billy, his wife Monica and daughter Gidget will cover all the details for the kind of vacation you have in mind. Family owned and operated. “The best, by far, Guide Service at Elephant Butte. Billy Jack will treat you right!!” — Bob Gerding, New Mexico’s Ambassador to the Outdoors. Check out our website for pics and details!

Sports Adventure

100 Longpoint Rd Elephant Butte
(575) 744-5557

Seadoo Personal Watercraft, Ski and Pontoon Boats for rent. We have a great selection and great prices. Come experience New Mexico’s largest lake in one of the great watercraft Seadoos or boats.

Zia Kayak Outfitters

310 Rock Canyon Road Elephant Butte
(575) 744-4185

Kayak & Paddleboard Sales and Rentals plus Paddling Attire, Accessories, Tournament Quality Fishing Tackle and Guns & Ammo. Open everyday of the week except Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 10am to 6pm. Rentals by Reservation (starting at 9am). Authorized Hobie Dealer.

Damsite Historic District

77B Engle Star Rt.
Elephant Butte, NM 87935
(575) 894-2041

The Damsite Historic District is a historical treasure located at the south end of Elephant Butte Lake, New Mexico.
Services include a full service marina with a store and slip rentals, a RV park with 30 &50 amp hook ups, Casita rentals, Restaurant and an abundance of hiking trails.

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