Lake is Spilling

Wild Horse Reservoir - Owyhee, NV (Elko County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

The lake is full and spilling and the water is stained but not too badly.  Surface water temperatures are in the low to mid 50’s.  While fishing has ranged from good to excellent this spring, it has slowed a bit, to just good.   The usual PowerBait and worms for bait anglers have been working.  For fly fishermen, this is chironomid season, so midge larva and emerger patterns as well as hares ears, and PT nymphs.  Black or olive wooly buggers were taking fish as well, though black is better as trout are eating black leeches. Anglers should be aware that many of the shorelines are still soft and vehicles should stay away from the shoreline.  The water is clearing and most anglers are fishing Penrod and Hendricks Arms as well as the beach in front of the State Park.  Many fish are being caught from shore so be careful not to cast too far out and go past the fish. With the lake spilling, fishing below the dam has been good for reservoir sized fish.  No black bass may be kept until July 1. The campground is open and with the weekend shaping up as sunny with highs around 70 degrees, it should be another great weekend for camping and fishing at Wildhorse Reservoir!

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