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Annual Elephant Butte Lake Kayak Fishing Tournament


Please check back soon for news about The 2019 Annual Elephant Butte Kayak Fishing Tourney.

In the meantime, you can look over our 2018 information.

Hobie Kayaks is introducing a new model for 2018. It is the Hobie Mirage Drive Outback in Camo. As such, this new model is our top prize! Of course, there will be more prizes to win and we will ontinue the fun by giving prizes for both "big fish" and "small fish!"

In all there will be 9 awards... Attached is the 2018 Entry Form.

All those who sign up early will be in a special drawing.

This is a Catch-Photo-Release (CPR) tournament. We will provide a measuring device upon which you place the fish and take a photo. You then can let the fish go to grow bigger. At day's end, the combined length of your 3 best fish equals your score. You may use either lures or live bait. You may submit any fish caught in Elephant Butte Lake (except Carp and Catfish). Mostly, people catch Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Striped Bass, White Bass, Walleye, White Drum and Crappie.

Friday, May 18th at 7pm in the Elephant Butte Community Center, is the Captain's Meeting to go over rules and pass out Captain Bags (bling, bling).

Saturday, May 19th is the actual tournament fishing day.

Sunday, May 20th at 11AM at Zia Kayak Outfitters is the Awards Meeting.

See Our Fishing Tourney Facebook Events Page



Entry Form

The updated tournament rules will be emailed upon request and/or to those who return the Entry Form by email (, fax (575-744-4186) or via the US mail (Zia Kayak Outfitters, PO Box 1482, Elephant Butte, NM 87935).