Fishing For Trout Has Been Fair

South Fork Reservoir - Elko, NV (Elko County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

Fishing for trout has been fair, while bass fishing has been fair to good.  Surface water temperatures are in the low to mid 60’s depending upon location and time of day. Algae is still fairly thick, but should start receding soon.  Aquatic plants should start receding as we move into October.  Fly fishermen fishing chironomids (midge larvae) or small nymphs in black or red under an indicator are finding success.  Fishing snow cones and midge larva a foot off the bottom in four to 10 feet of water is working well.  Trout being are moving into the coves as the water cools and fishing from shore has definitely improved.  Bass fishing has been good for both smallmouth and largemouth using soft plastic baits in dark colors near structure. Fishing below the dam in the river has been slow. The state park campground is open at 50% of capacity. 

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