Warmer Temps Have Opened Up Some Water

South Fork Reservoir - Elko, NV (Elko County)


by Nevada Department of Wildlife
2-19-2021
Website

The wind and warmer temperatures have opened up a large amount of water and there is now more open water than ice.  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. Fish have moved closer to shore, so don’t fish too far out.  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, this lake may be ice free within a couple of weeks.



Next Report >




Next Report >


More Reports

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Friday, February 19th
: NDOW Eastern Fishing Report
Wilson Reservoir: 50% Open Water and Very Thin Ice
Wild Horse Reservoir: Wildhorse Reservoir Fishing Report

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, February 17th

Lake Mead: High Winds Have Kept Many Anglers Off The Lake
Lake Mohave: Boaters Are Catching Large Stripers
Colorado River - Laughlin: Colorado River Laughlin Report
Kirch Wildlife Management Area: Ice Has Thawed Across The Reservoir
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Ice Fishing Has Been Good
Echo Canyon Reservoir: Echo Canyon Reservoir Fishing Report
: NDOW Southern Fishing Report