Fishing for Trout Appears to Still be Good

Wild Horse Reservoir - Owyhee, NV (Elko County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

Wildhorse is covered with 14 to 16 inches of ice with some snow on top.  There are a very few areas with just a bit of slush, but not enough to worry about.  Fishing for trout appears to still be good, with perch fishing being quite variable.  Good one day and poor the next.   The trick for trout seems to be in fairly shallow water (six to 10 feet deep) close to shore.  Areas that have been producing trout lately include both Penrod and Hendricks Arms as well as the west side of the lake.  Perch are found in deeper water so fish water that is 25 to 30 feet deep and put your presentation less than a foot off of the bottom.  Most of the perch reported being caught were by the island off of the state park boat ramp. When biting, which appears to be cloudy days, anglers report catching decent numbers of 8 to 11 inch perch with even a few 12 inch fish being taken.  



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