Bass Fishing has Been Very Good!

South Fork Reservoir - Elko, NV (Elko County)

by Aaron Meier

Fishing for trout at South Fork continues to be slow and trout have moved down in the water column with the heat making it more difficult for shore anglers.  The thermocline in South Fork appears to be about 12 to15 feet down and fishing just above it will give you the best chance for trout.  Boaters are having the best luck for trout.  Bass fishing has been very good.  Fishing for wipers has been fair to good but often takes a lot of moving around the lake to find them.  Surface water temperatures have climbed into the mid to high 70’s making catch and release fishing for trout difficult and should be avoided.  Fly rodders should be using chironomids, hares ears, flash back PT nymphs, prince nymphs, balanced leeches and buggers. Small dark spinners and minnow imitating lures with some red in them have produced a few fish. Dark soft plastic grubs with some sparkle are working for bass as are crank baits.  Top water presentations have been effective and are fun to fish on still mornings and evenings for bass. 

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