Surface water temperatures are in the mid-50’s

Wild Horse Reservoir - Owyhee, NV (Elko County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

Fishing should be good here through June, but if we don’t get some regular precipitation, late July and August could get ugly here.  Very little change here as fishing has been good for trout and perch and fair to good for bass. Surface water temperatures are in the mid-50’s.  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 or suspended about five feet below a bobber.  Small spinners should also be effective.  Bass anglers have had success with orange pumpkin and green pumpkin soft plastics as well as perch-colored crankbaits.  Fish for bass on structure, while trout are still being caught close to shore.  With the release of water from the dam, stream flows were 100 cfs below the dam on Thursday. This will make wading the river difficult, but fishing from shore where there is access should be tried. No black bass may be kept until July 1.  They must be released immediately after being caught. Approximately 23,000 trout were planted in Wildhorse this week.

More Reports

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Saturday, May 22nd, 2021

Angel Lake: Road Expected to Open For Memorial Day Weekend
Cave Lake: 15 Feet Below Normal Water Level
Comins Lake: Work is Being Done For Improvements on Boat Ramp
Illipah Reservoir: Fishing Continues to Be Good
Jakes Creek Reservoir (Boies Reservoir): Expect good fishing for trout and fair conditions for bass
Jiggs Reservoir (Zunino Reservoir): Jiggs Reservoir Report
Ruby Lake NWR: Fishing Has Been Fair to Good
: NDOW Eastern Fishing Report

Las Vegas, NV: With the Memorial Day Weekend fast approaching, the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) and the National Park...... Read More