Ice Coming Off At Wildhorse

Wild Horse Reservoir - Owyhee, NV (Elko County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

Wildhorse is still completely ice covered though getting on the ice is not recommended and the edges are unsafe.  The nights were in the teens and are forecast to be in the 20’s for the next week and possibly be above freezing by next weekend.  Daytime highs forecast to be in the 50’s and 60’s for the next 10 days so expect the ice to start coming off.  But right now, we are at that in between stage when it isn’t safe to get on the ice for ice fishing and there isn’t any open water for soft water fishing.  The tailwater below the dam has below average flows and the shorelines are 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.  The further downstream you get, the better the flows as the tributaries join the main stem.

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