Fishing for trout continues to be good for fly fishermen

Wilson Reservoir - Mountain City, NV (Elko County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

Fishing for trout continues to be good for fly fishermen using leech, wooly buggers and chironomids as surface water temperatures are in the mid to high 50’s. No report on any bass being caught here but as the water warms, they should become active. Trout are cruising shallow water where temperatures are closer to the high 50’s on sunny days. Anglers should use the same presentations, colors and techniques that 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 the peak snowmelt runoff has already occurred. Wilson was planted with approximately 12,000 trout this spring. The boat ramp is still not useable due to water levels and probably won’t be useable at all this summer.

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