Ice Has Improved and is Averaging 8 Inches

Wild Horse Reservoir - Owyhee, NV (Elko County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

The ice is much improved averaging about eight inches, though in some areas is only five or six, but much better than a week ago.  Anglers should still use caution around the pressure ridges, which can open up any time.  Very little change in fishing conditions though as anglers fishing the Hendricks arm are doing well for both perch and trout.  Perch were being caught in about 25 to 30 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.  Penrod is also showing the same conditions.   Many perch between nine and 11 inches are being 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.

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