Fishing For Trout Has Still Been Good

Wild Horse Reservoir - Owyhee, NV (Elko County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of NDOW

by Nevada Department of Wildlife
7-31-2019
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Surface water temperatures are in the 70’s now driving trout deeper into the lake during the day.  Fishing for trout is still fairly good though shore anglers are having a tougher time.   First thing in the morning they can still be caught fairly close to shore, but by about 9:00 am they start heading to deeper cooler water. The canyon by the dam is producing some nice trout as are the deeper sections of Hendricks and Penrod arms. Bass and perch fishing is fair to good with perch anglers doing well at the south end of the lake in about 15 feet of water using small plastic grubs on a jighead, small crystal buggers on a full sink line or small pieces of worm on a hook or jighead fished between 10 and 15 feet deep.  Perch are also being caught in coves in the Hendricks Arm and in the canyon by the dam.  For fly fishermen changing over to wooly and crystal buggers on a full sink line is a good tactic as the trout head deeper.  With Mayflies hatching anglers will also do well with hares ears and PT nymphs. Damselflies are hatching so damselfly nymph fly patterns should be working.  One smallmouth bass 15 inches or longer may be kept now. The campground and fish cleaning station is open and is on a first come first served basis.  



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