Elephant Butte Fly Fishing Report 02/26/2004

Striped bass action continues to be very good for some but slow for others. This past week they were caught on live bait, crank baits and large flies. Anglers having the best luck were switching from live bait to crank baits and back to live bait. Most of the fish taken were six-to-ten feet down over 20-to-60 feet of water. They seem to be in a cruising mode searching for bait fish. Anglers fishing for stripers were also picking up a few good size white bass and were trolling areas from Rattlesnake Island south past Horse Island and making large sweeps through this area. A few stripers were also taken in the marina areas. The only other reports received were of a few catfish taken at the north end of the lake. The Rock Canyon boat ramp has reopened and the Dam Site ramp has one lane open.

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