The ice at Comins is ranging between 10 and 15 inches

Comins Lake - Ely, NV (White Pine County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

No change here.  The ice at Comins is ranging between 10 and 15 inches of good hard ice, averaging 13 inches.  There are some slick spots with the warm afternoons melting the surface and then refreezing overnight. Traction devices on boots are recommended.  While the fishing was slow at the Ely Rotary Club Ice Fishing Derby, anglers continue to report fair to good fishing for 14 to 18-inch rainbows on night crawlers at other times.  The south end of the lake appears to be producing more fish than the north end where the Derby was limited to. Nightcrawlers seem to be the bait of choice though some anglers also appeared to be doing well using PowerBait.  Soft plastic jigs tipped with a worm should also be effective.  Pike anglers have had some success using artificial minnows or spoons jigged through the ice for 12-to-18-inch fish.  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 (~ 7 inches long) coming from their stomach.  Please return these fish to the water for research purposes.  All other pike should be humanely dispatched. There is no limit on the pike.

Saturday was a great day for ice fishing at the Ely Rotary Club Ice Fishing Derby at Comins Lake Just...... Read More