Wildhorse Reservoir Fishing Report and Ice Update

Wild Horse Reservoir - Owyhee, NV (Elko County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

While fishing for both perch and trout has been good, the ice hasn’t been so good.  Due to warmer daytime temperatures and sunny days this week, ice thickness decreased, especially off the state park access.  Thicknesses ranged from one to six inches and it is not recommended to go onto the ice off the state park at this time.   Ice in the Penrod and Hendricks Arms appears to be more stable averaging four to six inches, but still drill test holes before venturing too far upon it.   Anglers fishing the Hendricks arm on Thursday were doing well for both perch and trout.  Perch were being caught in about 25 feet of water using small plastic grubs tipped with a bit of worm close to the bottom.  Trout were being caught in the same area but were cruising just about five feet under the ice.  Worms were working for trout.   Many perch between nine and 11 inches were caught.  Trout were averaging between 14 and 18 inches.  The river below the dam has low flows and the shorelines are very icy but fishing the pools has been fair to good using streamer patterns and nymphs for fly fishermen and minnow imitation lures for spin fishermen.  Wildhorse was stocked with just over 100,000 trout in 2020.

More Reports

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, December 24th, 2020
: NDOW Eastern Fishing Report
Angel Lake: Road is Cloased and Lake is Covered in Ice
Cave Lake: 15 Feet Below Normal Water Levels
Cold Creek Reservoir: Mostly Ice Free
Comins Lake: Worms Working Best Through The Ice
Illipah Reservoir: Covered in Unsafe Ice
Jakes Creek Reservoir (Boies Reservoir): 90% Covered in Unsafe ice
Jiggs Reservoir (Zunino Reservoir): Water Levels Are Low
Ruby Lake NWR: Collection Ditch is Mostly Ice Free
South Fork Reservoir: Anglers Are Doing Best Before 10 AM

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020
: NDOW Southern Fishing Report
Lake Mead: Good Striper Bite Throughout The Day
Colorado River - Willow Beach: Striped Bass, Rainbows and Catfish Catches Are All Coming In
Lake Mohave: Best Striped Bass Action Just Above Davis Dam
Colorado River - Laughlin: Anchoives Fished From Shore Are Bringing in Striped Bass
Kirch Wildlife Management Area: Ice Along The Edges Now Lasts Throughout The Day
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Ice Remains To Thin For ice Fishing
Echo Canyon Reservoir: Shoreline is Covered With Thin Ice Throughout The Day