Eastern Nevada NDOW Report 3-18-2019

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

Finally it looks like we might have a nice weekend for fishing with sunny skies and daytime highs approaching 50! Overnight low are projected to be below freezing for the weekend, but above freezing starting on Tuesday.  This may mean some sloppy ice and driving conditions, so go prepared.

Eastern Nevada basins are currently between 120 and 145 percent of normal for snow water equivalent and that is good news for area waters.  Hopefully the spring melt won’t be too sudden causing flooding and poor fishing conditions, but chances are we will have some very high water to deal with this summer.

Currently most of northeastern and eastern Nevada’s streams are flowing near normal or below normal due to the cold weather and ice conditions.  However next week will see warmer temperatures with many nights above freezing so expect stream flows to increase.

The water temperature in the streams will be in the low 30’s which is well below ideal trout conditions so stream fishing will be slow.  When fishing our smalls streams, you will need to put your presentation right in front of the fish to get any hits.

 The Ruby Mountain Fly Fishers, Trout Unlimited and Kinross Gold are once again sponsoring the Fly Fishing Film Tour on April 5th at the Great Basin College Theatre.  Doors open for happy hour at 5:30 and the movies will start at 6:30.  Free appetizers while they last and lots of great prizes given away just for showing up.

There was a great turnout last year and everyone had a good time.  Tickets are $15 and available from any RMFF club member, the Elko Fly Shop or online at https://flyfilmtour.myeventscenter.com/browse/.  All proceeds will be used to bring the event back next year.

More Reports

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Monday, March 18th, 2019
Wilson Reservoir: Open Water and Unsafe Ice
Wild Horse Reservoir: 24 Inches of Ice, Slush and Snow
South Fork Reservoir: Almost Completely Ice Free
Ruby Lake NWR: Wet Flies Preforming Better Then The Dries
Jiggs Reservoir (Zunino Reservoir): Open But Extremely Muddy
Jakes Creek Reservoir (Boies Reservoir): Some Safe Ice for the Weekend
Illipah Reservoir: Fishing Has Been Fair
Comins Lake: Quality Trout Catches 16 to 20 Inch Range
Cold Creek Reservoir: Mostly Ice Free
Cave Lake: 9 to 13 Inch Trout Being Caught
Angel Lake: Road is Now Closed Till Late Spring/ Early Summer

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
Lake Mead: Bass Fishing Picking Up
Lake Mohave: Action For Stocked Rainbow Trout is Good
Colorado River - Laughlin: Catfish are Showing Up
Las Vegas Urban Ponds: Catch Rates are Slow
Kirch Wildlife Management Area: Reservoirs are Murky
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Road Closed to Reservoir
Echo Canyon Reservoir: Fishing Activity Has Been Limited
Eagle Valley Reservoir: One Fly Fishing Tournament Saturday, March 30th