Keeper For Every 4 to 5 Bass Caught!

Ruby Lake NWR - Elko, NV (Elko County)

by Aaron Meier

Bass fishing continues to be  good on the south marsh as quite a few anglers are reporting limits of keeper fish.  Most anglers are averaging a keeper (minimum size 10 inches) for every four to five bass caught.  Many of the keepers are in the 12 to 14 inch range and a few in the 16 to 18 inch range are also being caught.  Dark soft plastics with some flash fished weedless are the presentation of choice.  Best colors seemed to be purple, motor oil and dark green and 4-inch grubs are doing much better than 6-inch. Quiet evenings may find popper fishing fun. Fishing continues to be fair to good at the collection ditch for 12 to 16 inch trout.  Small spinners and minnow imitations were producing some fish for spin fishermen, but fly rodders were doing better.  There have been mayfly, damselfly, hopper and midge hatches so Adams, Griffith’s gnats, hoppers, yellow stimulators, and adult damsels are all worth a try. Remember, if you can see the fish, they can see you.  Go low, slow and wear drab clothing.  

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