RussClick here to get personal assistance in choosing a kayak!

InstaGram Zia Kayak Outfitters Facebook Page

Annual Elephant Butte Lake Kayak Fishing Tournament


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

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 17th 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 18th is the actual tournament fishing day.

Sunday, May 19th 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).