Good Fishing

Wild Horse Reservoir - Owyhee, NV (Elko County)

by Elko Fly Shop

With the recent precipitation, the water level is up just a bit. But not enough to make much of a difference. However, anglers have been getting up to Wild Horse and catching fish averaging between three and five pounds. Most anglers are using worms or worms with marshmallows. One group fished from a boat, while the others were from shore. Launching a boat is not easy with the low water conditions and not recommended. Fish were found along the state park beach to the mouth of Hendricks Arm as well at the mouth of the canyon leading to the dam. With the water temperature at 54 degrees, the fish have become very active.

Flyrodders are using wooly buggers, leeches, copper Johns, PT nymphs, prince nymphs and hares ears.

Effective Sunday, March 1, 2015, the limits were put back on at Wild Horse Reservoir. So make sure you check the current Nevada Fishing Guide for current regulations and limits. NDOW biologists will re-evaluate the limits as water conditions warrant.