Trout fishing has been fair to good while bass fishing has been slow

Wild Horse Reservoir - Owyhee, NV (Elko County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

Surface water temperatures are in the low to mid 40’s and the trout fishing has been air to good while bass fishing has been slow. Shore anglers are now doing as well as boaters for trout. While both Hendricks and Penrod arms are still popular with anglers producing fish. Chironomids, leech patterns and wooly buggers are still the best bet for fly anglers but the usual nymph assortment of copper Johns, hares ears, and pheasant tails have all been working. Bait anglers are catching fish with worms or rainbow or sherbet PowerBair. Small spinners have also been effective. Boaters continue to have success with flashers tipped with worms. Bass anglers have had a little success with perch colored deep diving crankbaits and blade baits. Expect to catch several perch between trout hookups. The lake level is still holding at 50% capacity and both prop rock in the canyon and the island off the state park are just barely above water. Both are still boating hazards.  Expect the boat ramp to be removed from the water any day. Wildhorse was stocked with another 6,000 trout last week bringing the total fall stocking to approximately 50,000 trout. Stocking is done here for the year.  

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