South Fork Reservoir Fishing Report

South Fork Reservoir - Elko, NV (Elko County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

There is road construction south of the state park headquarters so those wanting to access the west side of the lake will need to go in through Twin Bridges. Expect this to continue throughout the summer. The surface water temperatures have climbed into the 70’s and trout fishing has slowed considerably due to this. Boaters and float tubers are starting to have better luck than shore anglers as trout transition into deeper cooler water. The trout are averaging between 13 and 17 inches with an occasional 20 inch fish being caught. Black bass are moving into vegetation at the south end of the lake. Wiper fishing is fair to good and many of the wipers appear to being caught at the south end of the lake near the buoy line along the old river bed. Anglers were having fairly good luck using PowerBait. Mayflies and damselflies are hatching, so flies such as pheasant tail nymphs, gold ribbed hares ears, pale morning duns and other mayfly as well as damselfly imitations should be used when these insects are seen on the water. Damselflies should be fished near vegetation and mayflies may be fished on more open water. South Fork has been stocked with a total of approximately 24,000 fish this spring. Anglers may keep one smallmouth or largemouth bass 15 inches or longer from this lake.

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