Water Conditions Are Good For Fishing

Wild Horse Reservoir - Owyhee, NV (Elko County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

Wildhorse is approximately 70% full and water conditions are good for fishing. The dock is in the water at the boat ramp for launching boats. Fishing has been good for trout with surface water temperatures hovering around 50 degrees. There is very little change in fishing conditions. Fly rodders have had success with balanced leeches and chironomids.  Expect buggers and small nymphs such as copper Johns, hares ears and PT’s to all be working.  Bait anglers should be using worms fished off the bottom in water that is four to eight feet deep.  Small spinners should also be effective.  Fish have been cruising the shallows so fish close to shore. The tailwater below the dam has well below average flows but they are fishable and fishing has been good in the river using streamer patterns and nymphs for fly fishermen and minnow imitation lures and spinners for spin fishermen.  The further downstream you get, the better the flows as the tributaries join the main stem.

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