Fishing At Caballo Lake
AKA: Caballo Lake State Park
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, bluegill, white bass, striped bass and northern pike at Caballo Lake in New Mexico.
Plenty of bank fishing is available at Caballo Lake is a 11,400-acre lake in the southwest part of the state, at the town of Caballo. Plenty of the over 24 miles of shoreline is accessible. Anglers tend to focus on bass, crappie, catfish, and walleye, but the lake also has trout, sunfish, northern pike and hybrid stripers. There's no marina or rental boats, so bring a canoe, kayak or fishing boat and enjoy the views and great fishing.
Primary fish species residing in Caballo Lake
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Caballo Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY (10 miles)
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Caballo Lake State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Palimino Road, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.
East Side Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, at the east end of the dam, off County Road B040, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
Click here for a New Mexico Fishing License.
Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Caballo Lake RV Park - 575 473-0502
Southwest Tiny Homes & RV Park - 575 740-0783
Caballo Lake State Park - 575 743-3942
Arrey RV Park - 575 267-1049
Caballo Lake NM Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Caballo Lake RV Park
14275 Highway 187
Caballo, NM 87931
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Caballo Lake in NM
General Fishing Info
Fishing for bass, crappie, catfish, and walleye in southwest NM.