South Fork Reservoir Fishing Report

South Fork Reservoir - Elko, NV (Elko County)


by Nevada Department of Wildlife
9-10-2016
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TA week and a half ago the water was a bit turbid, but not much algae. Then this weekend as the water hit the mid 60’s an algae bloom came off strong making fishing difficult. But anglers who moved around the lake found the water a bit clearer on the east side than it was on the west side. Fishing on the west side was slow while fishing at the south end on the east side was fair. In that area anglers were catching a mix of bass and trout. Water temperatures have dropped into the low to mid 60’s, so while we have an algae bloom, the weeds are starting to die off. Expect both the algae and the weeds to clear more as the water temperatures start to drop below 60 degrees. Trout are moving up into the water column and anglers report catching them five to eight feet deep. The usual wooly buggers, seal buggers and leech patterns as well as the more common nymphs are all effective. Closer to October expect chironomids to become much more effective. This is the time of year that anglers can have good luck for both bass and trout as they both start to feed more aggressively in preparation for winter and the ideal water temperatures for them cross paths.



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