Time to switch to blade baits and crankbaits for bass

Wilson Reservoir - Mountain City, NV (Elko County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

Very little change here. With surface water temperatures dropping into the high 40’s, fishing for trout has been fair to good while bass fishing is just fair. Time to switch to blade baits and crankbaits for bass. For the bait anglers, worms seem to be working better than PowerBait for trout. Spin fishermen should be using blue or green spinners with silver blades. Fly rodders should have some success with leech and wooly bugger patterns. Nymphs include blue copper Johns, hares ears, PT’s and chironomids. The boat ramp is out of the water and is unusable. Cartopper craft only advised.   

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Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021
Bilk Creek Reservoir: Fishing has been good with bait and fair with spinners and flies
Blue Lakes: Closed for the season
Carson River: Flows are prime on the Carson
Chimney Dam Reservoir: Chimney Dam Reservoir Report
East Walker River (NV): Low flows are making for tough fishing
Knott Creek Reservoir: Closed for the season
Lahontan Reservoir: Fishing during late warm afternoons have been best
Lake Tahoe: A few reports of small macs with the colder temps
Onion Valley Reservoir: Closed for the season
Rye Patch Reservoir: The cold temperatures have slowed fishing
Squaw Creek Reservoir: Fall has been great so far at Squaw
Topaz Lake: Topaz has been good for trout from shore
Truckee River: If flows hang on fishing should be very good this winter east of town
Wall Canyon Reservoir: Fishing has been excellent this fall
: NDOW Western Fishing Report
Angel Lake: The lake is ice covered
Cave Lake: The lake is being drained and anglers should avoid this lake
Cold Creek Reservoir: Trout fishing should be fair
Comins Lake: Surface water temperatures are in the low to mid 40’s
Illipah Reservoir: Fishing has been good
Jakes Creek Reservoir (Boies Reservoir): Surface water temperatures have dropped
Jiggs Reservoir (Zunino Reservoir): Almost dry and no fish
Ruby Lake NWR: Trout fishing has been good most days in the collection ditch
Wild Horse Reservoir: Trout fishing has been fair to good while bass fishing has been slow

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