Best time for trout is early morning or late evening

Comins Lake - Ely, NV (White Pine County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

Surface water temps are in the upper 60’s to low 70’s and fishing is good for bass but just fair for trout. Bass are averaging 11-13 inches with the occasional 15-incher.  Best time for trout is early morning or late evening. Anglers shouldn’t be surprised if they catch a Bluegill from time to time but NDOW is asking that those fish not be harvested since they are the founder population of what could be a fun pan fishery. Anglers will catch trout on nightcrawlers, spinners, wet flies behind a bubble, and wooly buggers. Bass have been hitting on spinner baits, crank baits, and poppers. Minnow imitations and large streamer patterns have been working for northern pike.  Anglers, please note that NDOW has placed radio tags in several Northern Pike.  These pike will have an orange floy tag near their dorsal fin and a small antenna coming from their stomach. Please return these fish to the water for research purposes.  If the pike doesn’t have the transmitter tag, please humanely dispatch the fish.  Do not put it back in the lake. The boat launch construction is expected to begin soon, so launching boats will become very difficult for anglers.  There will be launch access on the north end of the lake but parking is limited.   

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Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, August 26th, 2021

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