Anglers Continue to Report Good Fishing From Shore

South Fork Reservoir - Elko, NV (Elko County)


by Nevada Department of Wildlife
11-20-2020
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Anglers continue to report good fishing for trout from shore.  Surface water temperatures are the high 30’s to low 40’s depending upon time of day and location on the lake. Little change here on fishing conditions as trout fishing is good and bass fishing is slow with an occasional large bass being taken. Bait anglers are having luck using nightcrawlers or rainbow PowerBait fished with a slip sinker off the bottom in about eight feet of water.  Fly fishermen are catching fish at the south end of the lake using black or brown leech patterns, as well as snail patterns, fished with an intermediate sink line.  They also continue to have success fishing balanced leeches,  chironomids (midge larvae), or small nymphs in black or red under an indicator.  Fishing snow cones and midge larva a foot off the bottom in four to 10 feet of water is working well. Fishing mud bottoms with these presentations on the northwest side of the lake has been effective. Fishing below the dam in the river has been slow with very low flows. The state park campground is open at 50% of capacity.  South Fork was stocked with approximately 30,000 nine to 10-inch rainbow trout over the past couple of weeks and stocking is done for the year here.



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