90% Covered in Unsafe ice

South Fork Reservoir - Elko, NV (Elko County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of South Fork State Recreation Area

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

As of Wednesday, South Fork was 90% covered in unsafe ice.  The only open water for shore fishing was at Jet Ski Beach and fishing was slow.  If there is still open water there this weekend, the usual rainbow sparkle PowerBait fished off the bottom using a slip sinker should work.  Worms can be tried as the sun gets high in the sky and things warm up.  For fly rodders chironomid patterns, copper Johns, small hare’s ears, pheasant tail nymphs and balanced leeches should be tried.  Fishing below the dam in the river has been slow with very low flows. South Fork was stocked with almost 107,000 trout in 2020.

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