South Fork Reservoir Report

South Fork Reservoir - Elko, NV (Elko County)


by Nevada Department of Wildlife
2-12-2021
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The wind and warmer temperatures have opened up a large amount of water with most of the south end of the lake open.   There is also a ring of water around the ice in the north end of the lake and the ice is gray and rotten.  Stay off the ice! Anglers are having success with both worms and PowerBait with fish averaging 15 to 18 inches and a few over 20, though the catch rate is slow.  Flies that have caught fish include leech patterns, wooly buggers, hares ears and midge patterns.  Fishing at Jet Ski Beach has been fair to good depending upon the day.  Cloudy, windy days seem to be best for catching, while calm, bluebird days seem to be the best for fishing.  Fishing below the dam in the river has been slow with very low flows. It looks like we are in for an early spring and unless things change drastically, it won’t be long before this lake is ice free.



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