Illipah Fishing Report

Illipah Reservoir - Ely, NV (White Pine County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

Illipah Reservoir is approximately 90% open with some ice left along the eastern shoreline and the northern section of new dam. Anglers can fish from the shoreline and should target water that is near the receding ice. Similar to Comins Lake, the warm temperatures have brought about muddy conditions on the roads around Illipah Reservoir and the entire shoreline. The public should stick to areas with good gravel substrate to keep from getting stuck. The usual worms, PowerBait or mealworms should all work. Small spinners and spoons should be good for spin fishermen. The usual black and olive wooly buggers, small chironomids, hares ears and pheasant tail nymphs are good starting points for fly rodders.