Wild Horse Reservoir Fishing Report

Wild Horse Reservoir - Owyhee, NV (Elko County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

Surface water temperatures have moved into the high 50’s, the algae is clearing and trout fishing is still good.  Trout have moved onto the shoals close to shore so anglers should change tactics and not cast too far from shore to begin with. If no fish are caught, try changing your presentation.  If that doesn’t work, then start casting further from shore.  Bass fishing is fair. Keeper sized perch are showing up in the creel.  Trout are averaging 15 to 19 inches with the occasional 20+ inch fish being taken.  There has been a mayfly hatch happening during the day so fly rodders should start with mayfly nymph patterns such as hares ears and pheasant tail nymphs if one is going on. Other flies to try include black/blood leeches, balanced leeches, and wooly buggers on a sinking line.  Bait anglers are doing well with PowerBait or worms.   Hendricks and Penrod arms still appear to be good areas to catch fish. 

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