Surface water temperatures in the 60’s

Wilson Reservoir - Mountain City, NV (Elko County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

With surface water temperatures in the 60’s, fishing for trout has been fair to good and bass fishing has been good.  For the bait anglers, worms seem to be working better than PowerBait for trout.  Spin fishermen should be using black spinners with gold blades.  Fly rodders were having good luck with purple, black or olive wooly buggers.  Since Wilson often fishes similar to South Fork, bring the chironomid patterns. Dark colored soft plastics and fire tiger/perch-colored crankbaits are working for bass. The water level is about four feet below the spillway and will continue to drop through the summer.  Wilson received some of the blue gill that were salvaged from Jiggs Reservoir. Wilson has been stocked with approximately 30,000 trout this spring.