Fly Rodders Doing Better!

South Fork Reservoir - Elko, NV (Elko County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

Fishing has slowed once again at South Fork, though those fish being caught are nice fish.  Fly rodders seem to be doing better than bait or gear fishermen.  While fishing is slow to fair, anglers report catching some trout along the northeast side of the lake between the campground and the dam.­ The south end of the lake is also starting to produce wipers and some bass as the surface water temperatures climb into the high 50’s.  The secret to wipers is to get the lure or fly moving very fast.   Most bait anglers are having some success for trout with PowerBait or worms, while fly rodders should be using chironomids, hares ears, prince nymphs, balanced leeches and buggers.  Small dark spinners and minnow imitating lures with some red in them are also worth a try.  South Fork has been stocked with approximately 16,000 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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