Shore Anglers are Having Good Luck

Wild Horse Reservoir - Owyhee, NV (Elko County)


by Nevada Department of Wildlife
11-19-2018
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Surface water temperatures have dipped into the high 30’s and trout fishing is slowing down, though anglers do report catching some nice trout.  Penrod and Hendricks arms were mostly iced over earlier in the week, though much of it has opened up with the warmer daytime temperatures.  Shore anglers are having good luck as trout have moved into shallower water, though boaters and float tubers seem to be doing just as well. Bass fishing is slow. Trout are averaging 15 to 19 inches with the occasional 20+ inch fish being taken.  Flies to try include black/blood leeches, balanced leeches, and wooly buggers on a sinking line.  This is also the time of year that midge larva are a staple for trout, so chironomid patterns are called for.  Bait anglers are doing well with PowerBait or worms.   Hendricks and Penrod arms both still appear to be good areas to catch fish though anglers are having luck around much of the lake. Almost 60,000 trout stocked in Wildhorse this fall.



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