Wilson Reservoir Fishing Report

Wilson Reservoir - Mountain City, NV (Elko County)

Elko angler Lauryn Drake with a very nice largemouth bass she caught at Wilson Reservoir Independence Day weekend. Bass fishing at Wilson has been fair for numbers but good for quality.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of NDOW

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

With surface water temperatures low 70’s, fishing has been slow to fair for trout and fair to good for bass. Fair for numbers of bass but good for quality.  Big damselflies and midges are hatching in the morning so Bass were hitting  appropriate colored soft plastics; Junebug, green pumpkin and light blue/bluegill sparkly have been working.  Also blue bladed jigs and Ned rig finesse tactic is working.

 For the bait anglers, worms seem to be working better than PowerBait for trout.  Spin fishermen should be using blue or green spinners with silver blades.  Fly rodders were having good luck with purple, black or olive wooly buggers. Nymphs include blue copper Johns, hares ears, PT’s and damselfly nymphs. With the midge hatch bring the chironomid patterns. There is still about three feet of water on the boat ramp so it is useable.  Wilson received some of the blue gill that were salvaged from Jiggs Reservoir. Wilson has been stocked with approximately 30,500 trout this spring.

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Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, July 7th, 2021

Lake Mead: Striper Boils Are Popping up in Late Afternoon
Lake Mohave: Good Action Over The Holiday Weekend
Colorado River - Laughlin: Catfish Are Biting Near The State Line
Las Vegas Urban Ponds: Sunfish Action Continues to Be Good
Kirch Wildlife Management Area: Area reservoirs continue to produce bass and crappies
Eagle Valley Reservoir: Small crappies have been hitting off the dam as well
Echo Canyon Reservoir: Boaters Continue to Do Well For Rainbow Trout
: NDOW Southern Fishing Report