The bass in Elephant Butte had to survive terrible conditions in recent years. The lake was drawn down to only 3% of capacity at its worst but is now well on its way to filling back up. The fishing has begun to rebound with many big bass being caught this Spring. Matt, CC, and Sierra chose the lake as their first stop as they travel. across the US to find out if the fishing in New Mexico is as good as they’d heard. They weren’t disappointed and you won’t be either!
Keep an eye out for the TacticalBassin crew in your area. We’ll be traveling all through the South, Midwest, and much of the North. We’re making as many stops as possible so you just don’t know where we will show up next… but word is that Texas and Oklahoma anglers should keep an eye out first.
Below is a breakdown of the baits and gear Matt and CC used on Elephant Butte.
Glide Bait- S-Waver 168 (Light Trout): http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh
Finesse Swimbait- Keitech 4″ Easy Shiner (Silver Flash Minnow): http://bit.ly/2bxJK6H
Finesse Swimbait Head (1/8 oz): Revenge Darter Hedz: http://bit.ly/2cHMZbm
CC’s Glide Bait Rod…
Rod- G Loomis IMX Pro 893C JWR: http://bit.ly/2R4f2Ud
Reel- Curado HG: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh
Line- 65 lb Power Pro Maxcuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ
Leader- 20 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
Matt’s Finesse Combo…
Rod- Daiwa Aird-X 7′ Medium: http://bit.ly/2P7Z3Vu
Reel- Shimano Sahara 1000: http://bit.ly/2XhhM43
Line- 15 lb Power Pro: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b
Leader- 8 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9
Minn Kota 15′ Talons: http://bit.ly/2F0QBSP
Minn Kota Tilt Brackets: Source Locally
Humminbird 360 Imaging: http://bit.ly/2K8jPl4
Banshee Lock: http://bit.ly/2vt3ilq
Bob’s Hydraulic Jack Plate: http://bit.ly/2RtsHc