Wild Horse Reservoir Fishing Report

Wild Horse Reservoir - Owyhee, NV (Elko County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

Surface water temperatures areabove 70 degrees and fishing for trout is still pretty good. So anglers tactics need to change and they should be fishing deeper where the trout have escaped to cooler water. Anglers are still catching fish in the Hendricks and Penrod arms. Bait fishermen should use the usual worms or PowerBait for trout. Sherbet PowerBait seems to be the ticket, though other colors will still work. Spin fishermen should be using spinners and minnow imitators like Rapalas. This time of year gold, black and gold, or green and gold spinners work well. For the minnow imitating lures, black over white or silver, dark blue over white or silver and dark green over white or silver work well. Fly rodders should be trying hares ears, PT’s, damselfly nymphs, damsel adults, mayglies and wooly buggers. The campground and fish cleaning station are open and on a first come first served basis. Wildhorse has been stocked with more than 18,000 catchable trout over the past couple of weeks and 61,000 total this spring! Anglers may keep one smallmouth bass 15 inches or longer from this lake.

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Action has been good this past week, but only in the early morning and evening hours. The bite has been...... Read More