More Than 50 % Open Water

South Fork Reservoir - Elko, NV (Elko County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

The warm weather has ice receding at South Fork and on Thursday, January 30, the lake was more than 50% open water and the rest unsafe ice.  Along the northeast shoreline anglers can fish from shore as much of it is open water. There has also been some open water (at least in the afternoons) along Jet Ski Beach for shore fishing.  Fly fishermen have been catching trout using a variety of nymphs as well as stripping wooly buggers. Egg patterns are also working especially in the northeast corner of the lake by the dam. Spin anglers should be trying dark colored spinners or minnow type imitations as well as worms or PowerBait.  Rainbow colored garlic scented bait seems to be working the best.  Fishing in the stream below the dam has also produced some fish though it has been slow to fair.

More Reports

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Friday, February 14th, 2020
: NDOW Eastern Fishing Report
Angel Lake: Completely Frozen Over
Cave Lake: Around 5 inches of Safe Ice
Cold Creek Reservoir: Open to Shoreline Fishing
Comins Lake: South End of The Lake Has Some Safe Ice
Illipah Reservoir: Anglers Should Use Caution on The Ice
Jakes Creek Reservoir (Boies Reservoir): Fishing Has Been Fair
Jiggs Reservoir (Zunino Reservoir): Aerators Running to Prevent Winter Fish Kill
Ruby Lake NWR: Anglers Reporting 10-14 Inch Catches

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, February 13th, 2020
Lake Mead: Anglers Are Averaging 5 Fish A Day
Lake Mohave: Reports Are Striper Are Coming In
Colorado River - Laughlin: Striper Bites Are Hit and Miss
Las Vegas Urban Ponds: A Few Catfish Are Biting on Warmer Evenings
Kirch Wildlife Management Area: Some Areas With Open Water
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Ice Fishing Remains Good
Echo Canyon Reservoir: Ice Conditions Vary Day By Day
: NDOW Southern Fishing Report