South Fork Reservoir Fishing Report

South Fork Reservoir - Elko, NV (Elko County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

The surface water temperatures have climbed into the mid 50’s and with the sunny days of this week, the fish have moved away from shore during the day so anglers need to change their tactics. Anglers do continue to catch some fish along Jet Ski Beach, but coves further north such as Tomera, the boat ramp cove and those closer to the dam are probably the best bets for trout anglers. The fish being caught are averaging between 14 and 18 inches with an occasional 20 inch fish being caught. Some black bass are being caught along with the occasional wiper. Remember, black bass (smallmouth and largemouth) must be returned immediately upon being caught until July 1. Anglers were having some luck using PowerBait or worms but fly fishermen continue to catch fish with chironomids and midge emergers. Flies that have been working include zebra midges, frostbite chironomids, snowcones, red or green copper Johns and rootbeer Yankee buzzers. South Fork has been stocked with a total of approximately 28,000 fish this spring.