Wilson Reservoir Fishing Report

Wilson Reservoir - Mountain City, NV (Elko County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

The road is in good shape and the lake level is low with the water just starting to touch the concrete at the very bottom of the boat ramp. There is not enough to launch a boat.  Like South Fork the lake is ice free.  Reports show good fishing for 13 to 16 inch fish using olive leeches and buggers.  No reports on bait or spin anglers but generally this fishes very much like South Fork so the colors and presentations that work there should work here.  Since the big question every spring is when will the lake spill, with the low water levels and lack of snow pack, it probably won’t spill this year.  Wilson was planted with approximately 12,000 trout on April 1.