Guide To Fishing At El Vado Lake
AKA: El Vado Reservoir
The feature of El Vado Lake State Park, is the sparkling waters of El Vado Lake, a 3,200-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, 8 miles southwest of Tierra Amarilla. Drive around the lake and use the hiking trails to access nearly 20 miles of shoreline for fishing from the bank.
Find your personal spot and fish for kokanee salmon, rainbow and brown trout. Lake trout are typically caught from boats while trolling and fishing the deeper regions of the lake. The boating public can use the boat launch ramp, marina, rental boats, restaurants and campgrounds.
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout, bluegill and kokanee salmon at El Vado Lake in New Mexico.
Primary fish species residing in El Vado Lake
Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.
El Vado Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Fishing Boat Rentals
Stone House Lodge
Rentals: Pontoon boats
Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
El Vado State Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off State Road 112, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
North El Vado Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast corner of the lake, off El Vado Boat Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.
Click here for a New Mexico Fishing License.
Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
El Vado Lake State Park Campground - 575 588-7247
El Vado Lake NM Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
El Vado Lake
El Vado Lake State Park
State Road 112
Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575
Fishing lakes in each state.
El Vado Lake in NM
General Fishing Info
Fishing for kokanee salmon, rainbow and brown trout in north-central NM.