Elephant Butte and Caballo

Discussion in 'LOCAL NEW MEXICO TALK' started by MaxS, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. MaxS

    MaxS New Member

    I'll be spending some time in the Las Cruces area, and I've heard that there's some good catfishing to be had in Caballo and Elephant Butte Reservoirs (flathead, channel, and blue). Does anyone on this messageboard have experience fishing these bodies of water for catfish?

    Apart from the reservoirs themselves, are any stretches of the Rio Grande River fishable in southern NM? I've heard that most of the water outside the reservoirs gets diverted, so that there are times of the year with little or no water flow below the dams. Is this true for the stretch from Truth or Consequences to Las Cruces, or only below the Percha Dam?

    Thanks for any information.