Eastern Nevada NDOW Report 3-22-2019

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

The great weather of last weekend is not going to happen this weekend, though Sunday may be okay for fishing.  However, some of my best days of fishing have been when it was either raining or snowing.  South Fork is wide open, so if you do plan to brave Mother Nature and go fishing, it is probably the place to go.

With the warmer temperatures and precipitation in the forecast, many of our area reservoirs have either opened up or have unsafe ice.  The few that still have safe ice include Wildhorse, Cave Lake and parts of Comins Lake.

When in doubt, don’t venture onto the ice.  This is the time of year when ice conditions can change very quickly and what may be safe one day, may not be the next.  If you want to get out on the ice, you better do it soon as the forecast for the next 10 days calls for daytime highs in the 40’s an 50’s and overnight lows at or slightly above freezing in the much of eastern Nevada.

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.

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Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Lake Mead: Crappie and Black Bass are Biting
Lake Mohave: Rainbows and Stiped Bass Catches at Willow Beach
Colorado River - Laughlin: The Striper Bite is Picking Up
Las Vegas Urban Ponds: More Bluegill and Bass With Warming Temperatures
Kirch Wildlife Management Area: Spring Fishing Has Been Good For Trout
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Reservoir is Ice Free
Echo Canyon Reservoir: Limited Shoreline Access

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
: Eastern Nevada NDOW Report 3-18-2019