Bass Fishing Has Been Good

South Fork Reservoir - Elko, NV (Elko County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of NDOW

by Nevada Department of Wildlife
7-31-2019
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Very little change here as surface water temperatures are now in the 70’s and aquatic vegetation is growing quickly making some areas of the lake difficult for shore fishermen.  With the warmer surface water temperatures, trout are moving into deeper water and the bass fishing has been good. Early morning shore fishing for trout is slow to fair and fishing from a boat is fair. Bass fishing around structure, including weed beds, has been good.  Bass anglers are having luck with soft plastic baits, minnow imitation lures and using drop shot rigs.  Fishing small PT’s, hares ears or chironomids under a strike indicator have produced a few fish.  Black leeches with some red flash should also be effective.  Like most of our high desert reservoirs, damselflies are hatching so damselfly nymph and dry patterns are worth a try.   Fishing below the dam in the river has been good with now fishable flows.  Fishing above the reservoir in the river is fair. One smallmouth or largemouth bass 15 inches or longer may be kept now.  



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