Fishing for bass continues to be good

South Fork Reservoir - Elko, NV (Elko County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

Fishing for bass continues to be good while fishing for trout is fair for numbers and good for size.  The surface water temperature is about 75 degrees and the water is turning green with algae.  The warmer temperature is helping the bass bite, but slowing the trout.  Fish deeper water for trout and fish structure for bass.  Spinner baits, blade baits, soft plastics have all been working for bass. In low light conditions, topwater action has been good on still mornings and evenings.  Anglers are also having some success with both worms and PowerBait catching trout averaging 15 to 18 inches and a few over 20.  Flies that have caught fish include leech patterns, red copper Johns, wooly buggers, hares ears and chironomids (midge larva) patterns. Ice cream cones, red butt buzzers, red and silver zebra midges, red brassies and frostbite chironomids are all working.  Fishing at Jet Ski Beach has been fair for trout. Fishing on either side of the dam has been fair to good.  The boat ramp at Jet Ski Beach is not useable due to a drop off at the end of the ramp which will get your trailer tires stuck.  They must be released immediately after being caught. South Fork Reservoir has been stocked with approximately 58,000 trout this spring. Anglers may now keep one black bass 15 inches or longer.

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