Fishing for bass is fair to good good while fishing for trout is fair

South Fork Reservoir - Elko, NV (Elko County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

Fishing for bass is fair to good good while fishing for trout is fair.  The surface water temperature is in the mid to high 60’s depending upon time of day and location though after this weekend should be down to the low to mid 60’s.  Good news for trout anglers.  However, until that happens anglers still need to fish deeper water for trout, about 12 to 15 feet below the surface. Anglers are also having some success with both worms and PowerBait fished off the bottom using a slip sinker. 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 if you can get them deep enough.  Fishing at Jet Ski Beach has been fair for trout.   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. 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.  Anglers may keep one black bass 15 inches or longer.

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