Fishing Has Been Fair to Good

Ruby Lake NWR - Elko, NV (Elko County)

Elko angler Andrew Ostendorf shows off a nice trout he caught in the collection ditch at Ruby Lake NWR last week. Fishing has been good in the ditch and travel over Harrison Pass is good.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of NDOW

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

No change here as fishing has been fair to good depending upon the day and location, with high water levels and cloudy water in spots.   Fish are being caught with leech patterns, balanced leeches, crystal buggers, #14-16 hare’s ears, and #16-18 PT nymphs.  Other flies working include the usual small nymphs, olive soft hackles, red or blue copper Johns, and prince nymphs. On warm afternoons if you see insects hatching, switch to midge emergers, blue wing olive emergers or dries. Small brightly colored spinners were doing fair for spin fishermen. Anglers may now fish the water behind and downstream of the hatchery.  Please follow the signs for access and don’t walk through the hatchery itself. Harrison Pass is now open to two-wheel drive vehicles.  The south springs were recently stocked with approximately 1,000 tiger trout and 700 rainbow trout.

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