Fishing Continues to be Good for Trout.

Wild Horse Reservoir - Owyhee, NV (Elko County)

by Aaron Meier

Despite surface water temperatures in the 70’s, fishing continues to be good for trout, though they have moved into deeper water.  Bass fishing is fair to good.  Trout are averaging 14 to 17 inches with the occasional 20+ inch fish being taken.  Fishing from shore is best early in the morning before the surface water temperatures get too hot.  Boaters are having better success as they can fish just above the thermocline which is about 15 feet down in the water column.  Fly rodders should be using most common nymph patterns such as hares ears, prince, PT’s and damselfly nymphs fished deep under a slip strike indicator.  Other flies to try include black/blood leeches, balanced leeches, and wooly buggers.  Shore anglers are doing well with both PowerBait or worms.  The tailwater below the dam has been fishing well the past few weeks for fly fishermen.  

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