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Kayak Fishing Tournament – Still On – Pending Availability of Event Permits

July 2020 (date tbd) | May 14-16, 2021

Kayak Fishing Tournament
Annually: middle weekend in May
Cost: $85 per entrant

Elephant Butte Lake State Park re-opened June 1, with capacity limitations. The 2020 Kayak Fishing Tournament dates will be announced as soon as event permits are being issued again.

This catch-photo-release tournament is open to any angler in any kind of water craft that isn’t gas-powered— canoe, kayak, rowboat, etc—fishing with one rod at a time.

To enter, submit the completed entry form with your payment prior to the Captain’s Meeting on Friday.

Kayak Fishing Tournament Schedule

Friday: 7pm Mandatory Captain’s Meeting, Elephant Butte Community Center
Saturday: Meet inside the Elephant Butte Lake State Park Main Gate between 6:30 and 7am. The tournament begins at 7am and ends at 3:30pm. Photo files must be delivered to Zia Kayak Outfitters by 4:30pm.
Sunday: 11am Awards Meeting at Sierra del Rio Golf Course

Kayak launching spots include Marina del Sur, Rock Canyon, Dam Site Marina and shoreline areas known as Dirt Dam, Lions Beach, Rattlesnake Island, Hot Springs Landing Cove, Long Point, Lost Canyon, Three Sisters and Monticello South Point. Be aware of soft sand areas to avoid getting stuck even with 4-wheel drive.

Email EBkayakT@gmail.com or call 575-744-4185 for more information.

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