With the cooler nights, bass fishing first thing in the morning may not be as productive

Ruby Lake NWR - Elko, NV (Elko County)


by Nevada Department of Wildlife
9-3-2021
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Very little 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.  This is a good time to get out before the forecast cooling trend next week starts to slow the bass bite. While there is no problem launching at the main boat ramp, Narciss is so weedy that only shallow drafting vessels without motors (canoes and kayaks) are able to get through. The usual assortment of dry flies including hoppers, damsels, elk hair caddis or yellow stimulators are working for trout in the collection ditch.  When dries aren’t working switch to 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. Small brightly colored spinners were doing fair to good for spin fishermen. For bass in the units and South Marsh, 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 or blue. Casting into the tules/cattails or into the shadows caused by them is your best bet.  Expect to lose some tackle.  With the cooler nights, bass fishing first thing in the morning may not be as productive, but the days are plenty warm enough for fishing to be good in the afternoons. 



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