March 24th the lake was 90% open water with some ice still in the narrows

Comins Lake - Ely, NV (White Pine County)


by Nevada Department of Wildlife
3-25-2022
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As of Thursday, March 24, the lake was 90% open water with some ice still in the narrows between the north and south end of the lake.  The new boat dock is in the water and ready for boaters.  Anglers report good fishing for trout from shore.  Nightcrawlers seem to be the bait of choice though some anglers also appeared to be doing well using PowerBait.  For fly rodders, this time of year chironomid patterns are recommended as they can make up as much as 80% of the trout’s diet in the spring in our high desert reservoirs.  Black or olive wooly buggers and black, olive or wine-colored leech patterns may also entice trout.  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.





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Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Tuesday, March 22nd

James Kinney Pond: Powerbait off the bottom is typically the best go-to fishing method at the western community ponds
Baily Fishing Pond: Powerbait off the bottom is typically the best go-to fishing method at the western community ponds
Topaz Lake: Topaz has been stocked very well this season and is fishing great
Hinkson Slough: Hinkson Slough is fishing very well for recently stocked trout in addition to carryovers
Wall Canyon Reservoir: Good reports back from Wall Canyon this Spring
East Walker River (NV): Flows are prime now and should stay ideal until the summer heat sets in
Truckee River: The river is in excellent condition
Squaw Creek Reservoir: The inlet has fished well for trout using larger streamer flies and spinners
Sparks Marina Park Pond: Sparks Marinra Park Pond Fishing Report
Rye Patch Reservoir: Rye Patch Reservoir Fishing Report
Wilson Common Pond: Wilson Common Pond Fishing Report
Mitch Pond: Mitch Pond Fishing Report
Knott Creek Reservoir: Closed until June 11, 2022
Mountain View Park Pond: Mountain View Park Pond Fishing Report
Lake Tahoe: Good reports from the Lake for small macs
Marlette Lake: Closed to fishing until July 15, 2022
Onion Valley Reservoir: Closed to fishing until June 11, 2022
Chimney Dam Reservoir: Fishing should get better as we near the end of April
Hobart Reservoir: Hobert Reservoir is closed to fishing until May 1st 2022
Bilk Creek Reservoir: Fishing has been fair with limited ice this season
East Carson River (NV): Early spring flows on the Carson are at about 250 cfs and fishing has been good
Liberty Pond: Liberty Pond Fishing Report
Davis Creek Park Pond: Davis Creek Pond Fishing Report
Carson River: Early spring flows on the Carson are at about 250 cfs and fishing has been good
Spooner Lake: Fishing should be great this spring with limited fishing pressure last season
Blue Lakes: Closed to fishing until June 11, 2022
: NDOW Western Fishing Report

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Friday, March 18th
Sparks Marina Park Pond: It's a great weekend for fishing at the Sparks Marina!
: NDOW Eastern Fishing Report
Ruby Lake NWR: No recent information on the condition of Harrison Pass
Comins Lake: North end of the lake was 70% open water with plenty of fishing access to open water from shore
Illipah Reservoir: Illipah was mostly covered in very unsafe ice with open water
Wild Horse Reservoir: The ice edges have softened up and as the day warms up there are a few inches of slush
Lamoille Creek: The road into Lamoille Canyon is open for about three miles, but then gets snowpacked
Cold Creek Reservoir: NDOW will begin rebuilding the fishery in spring or summer of 2022
Wilson Reservoir: The road was in good shape last week, but the lake level is low
Kingston Creek: As of March 17, Kingston Creek was flowing at 2.8 cfs
Cleve Creek: As of March 17, Cleve Creek was flowing at 4.3 cfs
South Fork Reservoir: South Fork is completely ice free and boats can be launched at the main boat ramp
Steptoe Creek: As of March 18, Steptoe Creek was flowing at 2 cfs
Jakes Creek Reservoir (Boies Reservoir): No recent report, but expect unsafe ice
Cave Lake: The water levels continue to drop at Cave Lake in an anticipation of renovation efforts
Owyhee River - East Fork: Owyhee River East Fork Report
Humboldt River: As of March 17, the South Fork of the Humboldt was flowing at a very turbid 22 cfs
Bruneau River: As of March 17, the Bruneau River gauging station is showing ice but expect flows between 20 to 25 cfs