Not Easy to Access but Good Fishing

Ruby Lake NWR - Elko, NV (Elko County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

Harrison Pass is closed due to snow and anglers should plan on accessing the Refuge through Secret Pass. Secret Pass does experience drifting near the top, so take care here as well. As a general rule anglers can almost always find some open water here due to flows and the numerous springs even during very cold weather. The ditch is approximately 85% ice covered and access to much of the dish is by foot only as the roads that leave the main Ruby Valley Road and head into the refuge haven’t been plowed. Bring your snowshoes or skis. Egg patterns and small nymphs such as hares ears and pheasant tails are working in the pond behind the hatchery. However, prince nymphs and small streamers fished actively and stripped in quickly seem to be very effective. Be careful when passing cars on the Ruby Valley Road to not get over too far. Once you get a tire started towards the borrow ditch off of the road, it is hard to get back on the road.

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Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Angel Lake: Road is Closed
Cave Lake: Expect Fishing to be Good
Cold Creek Reservoir: Completely Covered with Ice
Illipah Reservoir: Access to Lake is Difficult
Jakes Creek Reservoir (Boies Reservoir): Ice Fishing is Good
Jiggs Reservoir (Zunino Reservoir): Expecting to be stocked Spring of 2016

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Lake Mead: Stripers Slow
Kirch Wildlife Management Area: Snow is Around
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Ice is Think
Echo Canyon Reservoir: Ice Conditions are Good