For fly rodders, this time of year chironomid patterns are recommended

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 were pushing 50 degrees before the recent front moved through the area. Expect them to have dropped back 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. The lake was stocked with approximately 5,500 rainbow trout the last week of March.  Nightcrawlers have been working though anglers have also been 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 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 Friday, April 22nd, 2022

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