Ruby Lake NWR Fishing Report

Ruby Lake NWR - Elko, NV (Elko County)


by Nevada Department of Wildlife
6-9-2016
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Starting Wednesday, June 15, anglers will be able to put a boat with an electric motor only on the south Marsh. Water temperatures at the main boat ramp were 69 degrees earlier this week, but expect bass fishing to be slow in the mornings and just fair in the afternoons to begin with. While water levels are down a bit due to the extended drought, they are up enough to launch a boat at the main boat ramp next Wednesday and a canoe at the Narciss Boat Ramp. As the summer warms up and the weeds grow, expect Narciss to become unusable in July. In the collection ditch fishing continues to be good for anglers willing to put the time in and move along it until they get into fish. Fishing the collection ditch has been good for smaller (10 to 14 inches) fish using a variety of flies, spinners and lures. As a general rule anglers will catch mostly 10 to 15 inch fish with a few larger ones thrown into the mix. Flies that are working include prince nymphs, frostbite chironomids, black or olive wooly buggers, crystal buggers and mayfly emerger patterns. Green, especially peacock herl, seems to be the predominant color that is working for wet flies. The south marsh doesn’t open up for boats until June 15. The collection ditch is artificial lures only. The units don’t have fish in them due to low water levels.