South Fork Reservoir Fishing Report

South Fork Reservoir - Elko, NV (Elko County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

Wipers and bass are showing up in the creel as the surface water temperatures move into the low to mid 50’s.  Anglers report catching trout along the northeast side of the lake between the campground and the dam.­ The trout being caught were averaging between 16 and 20 inches with a number of them coming in over 20 inches. The south end of the lake is also starting to produce wipers with Everett Wisener catching a new water record wiper weighing in at 16 lbs. 4 oz.!   Most anglers are having some success with PowerBait or worms, while fly rodders should be using chironomids, hares ears, prince nymphs and buggers.  Sherbet PowerBait fished using a slip sinker off of the bottom from shore seemed to work the best. Small dark spinners and minnow imitating lures are also worth a try.  When it is cloudy darker colors seem to work best and when the sun is shining red and presentations with flash appear to be working for trout. South Fork has been stocked with approximately 25,000 eight to ten inch trout over the past couple of weeks and 15,000 five to six inch channel catfish on Wednesday, April 25. Regulations state that black bass may not be kept between March 1 and June 30, it is catch and release only.  One wiper 15 inches or longer may be kept.

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