South Fork is Ice Free

South Fork Reservoir - Elko, NV (Elko County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

South Fork is ice free and fishing has picked up with anglers catching half a dozen fish for a morning’s worth of fishing.  Trout are 15 to 20 inches with the occasional 22 inch fish and all are very fat.  Lots of shoreline to fish and shore anglers are also doing well.   Fly fishermen have been catching trout using a variety of nymphs (black and red have been good colors) including gold ribbed hares ears taking some nice fish. Wooly buggers, leech patterns and balanced leeches in black with some red  are also working.  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.  The stream above the reservoir has been producing a few trout as well. 

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Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Friday, March 13th, 2020
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Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, March 12th, 2020
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: NDOW Southern Fishing Report