The new boat dock is in the water and ready for boaters

Comins Lake - Ely, NV (White Pine County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

The new boat dock is in the water and ready for boaters.  Surface water temperatures have moved into the high 40’s.  Anglers report good spring fishing for quality rainbow trout from shore with reports of a few tiger and brown trout being caught.  Nightcrawlers seem to be the bait of choice though some anglers also appeared to be doing well using PowerBait or using a bubble with a wet fly beneath it. Surface water temperatures are starting to move into the mid 40’s. 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.

More Reports

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Friday, April 15th, 2022

Ruby Lake NWR: Fishing has been fair to good for 13 to 18-inch fish
Wilson Reservoir: Fishing was very good for fly fishermen last weekend