Surface water temperatures are in the low to mid 40’s

Comins Lake - Ely, NV (White Pine County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

Surface water temperatures are in the low to mid 40’s depending upon time of day and cloud cover.  Fishing has been slow for bass but good for 14 to 17-inch trout.   Anglers will catch trout on nightcrawlers, spinners, nymphs and wooly buggers. Chironomid patterns under an indicator are effective here this time of year.  Bass fishing is slow.  Minnow imitations and large streamer patterns should work 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.  Anglers may catch an occasional Bluegill but NDOW is asking that those fish not be harvested since they are the founder population of what could be a fun pan fishery.  Comins Lake was stocked last week with approximately 3,000 trout bringing the total fall stocking to around 14,000 trout.  Stocking is done for the year.

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