Wet Flies Preforming Better Then The Dries

Ruby Lake NWR - Elko, NV (Elko County)


by Nevada Department of Wildlife
3-18-2019
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First thing in the morning the road is frozen so not too bad for driving but once it warms up it becomes very muddy so slow down.  The collection ditch has a lot of open water with the warmer temperatures and fishing continues to be fair to good at the collection ditch for 12 to 16 inch trout with the occasional large trout being taken.  Small brightly colored spinners were doing well.  Wet flies have been performing better than the dries right now.  These include the usual small nymphs such as PT’s, hares ears, olive soft hackles, BWO emergers, red or blue copper Johns and prince nymphs as well as egg patterns in orange or pink.  Wooly and crystal buggers in black, purple or olive are also working.  In the crystal clear water of the collection ditch, if you can see the fish, they can see you.  Go low, slow and wear drab clothing. Most of the dredging is completed, though there are a few wide spots that need to be done.  There is no dredging expected to be done for the next week or two, so conditions should be good for fishing. Obviously Harrison Pass is closed so you need to go through Secret Pass to get there.



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