Bass fishing is good for numbers and fair for size in the South Marsh

Ruby Lake NWR - Elko, NV (Elko County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

No change here as trout fishing in the collection ditch continues to be fair to good depending upon the day and location.  Bass fishing is good for numbers and fair for size in the South Marsh.  Trout are being caught with leech patterns, balanced leeches, crystal buggers, #14-16 hare’s ears, and #16-18 PT nymphs.  Other flies working include the usual small nymphs, olive soft hackles, red or blue copper Johns, and prince nymphs. With the hot weather the usual assortment of dry flies including hoppers, damsels, elk hair caddis or yellow stimulators are working. Small brightly colored spinners were doing fair to good for spin fishermen. Anglers may now fish the water behind and downstream of the hatchery.  Please follow the signs for access and don’t walk through the hatchery itself. Boats with electric motors are now allowed on the south marsh. However, Narciss boat ramp is very weedy and boats with mortors can’t get through, so either paddle or use the main boat ramp.  Dark colored soft plastic grubs and worms with contrasting sparkle flakes rigged weedless are working for bass.  Colors include dark green, motor oil, black, purple and blue. Casting into the tules/cattails or into the shadows caused by them is your best bet.  Expect to lose some tackle.

More Reports

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Saturday, July 24th
: NDOW Eastern Fishing Report
Wilson Reservoir: With surface water temperatures in the high 70’s
Wild Horse Reservoir: The outflow has dropped to around 25 cfs
South Fork Reservoir: Fishing for bass continues to be good