Trout biting in Shallows

South Fork Reservoir - Elko, NV (Elko County)


by Nevada Department of Wildlife
2-6-2016
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South Fork ice is averaging nine to eleven inches thick with some snow on top. Trout have been cruising the shallows with most being caught in less than 10 feet of water. Jet Ski Beach has been the popular spot, but don’t be afraid to move around the lake. Fish are averaging 15 to 20 inches. Best success seems to be when anglers use a small jig, spoon or fly and tipping it with a worm or mealworm and jigging it slightly. On the high pressure days, the fishing seems to really slow down, but when the pressure starts dropping, as when a storm is getting ready to move in, the bite picks up.


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