Fishing has been good for fly fishermen

Wilson Reservoir - Mountain City, NV (Elko County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

The road was in good shape earlier this week but with the recent precipitation may be muddy.  However expect it to dry out quickly by the early next week.  The lake level is still low with the water only covering a foot or two of the concrete at the very bottom of the boat ramp. There is not enough to launch a boat. Fishing has been good for fly fishermen with anglers still reporting 40 fish days with trout taking just about any fly that was thrown at them though leeches and wooly buggers seem to be the favorite.  The fish were averaging 13to 17 inches and fat. Angers should use the same presentations and techniques as are being used at South Fork Reservoir.  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 as it appears the peak snowmelt runoff has already occurred.  Wilson was planted with approximately 12,000 trout on April 1.