South Fork Reservoir Fishing Report

South Fork Reservoir - Elko, NV (Elko County)


by Nevada Department of Wildlife
5-3-2019
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Very little change here as fishing at South Fork Reservoir is still slow to fair, with boaters doing better than shore fishermen.  Over the past couple of weeks SF was stocked with approximately 25,000 trout.     Fly fishermen fishing chironomids (midge larvae) are having the best luck.  Most of the trout being caught from shore have been in the backs of coves, along Jet Ski Beach and Coyote Cove and by the dam.  Fishing small PT’s, hares ears or chironomid emergers just under the surface has worked.  Blood midges fished just off the bottom are also worth a try.  Red copper Johns have been working near the dam for fish averaging 18 to 20 inches over the past week.  Boaters were finding fish on the graph on the west side of the lake between the dam, Jet Ski Beach and Fisherman’s Point.  Water flows coming into the lake are turbid and causing muddy water at the south/inlet end of the lake.  Fishing the edge where the muddy water meets the clear water can be productive.   No black bass may be kept until July 1.



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