Fishing For Both Trout & Bass Has Been Good

South Fork Reservoir - Elko, NV (Elko County)

Lorenzo Coria at South Fork Reservoir
Photo Credit: Courtesy of NDOW

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

Fishing is also full and fishing for both trout and bass has been good.  Surface water temperatures are starting to move into the low to mid 60’s which will also help the bass bite.  This spring SF has been stocked with more than 55,000 trout. Fly fishermen fishing chironomids (midge larvae) or balanced leeches under an indicator are having the best luck.  Most of the trout being caught from shore have been in the backs of coves, along Jet Ski Beach and Coyote Cove and by the dam.  Fishing small PT’s, hares ears or chironomid emergers just under the surface has worked.  Blood midges fished just off the bottom are also worth a try.  Boaters were finding fish on the graph on the west side of the lake between the dam, Jet Ski Beach and Fisherman’s Point.  Catfish are starting to become active and anglers may want to try raw shrimp fished in low light conditions or at night.  Fishing below the dam in the river has been fair.   No black bass may be kept until July 1. The state park campground is open at 50% of capacity.  Please don’t use the sites marked with caution tape.

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