East Fork of the Owyhee near Mountain City gauging station was flowing at a very fishable

Owyhee River - East Fork - Elko, NV (Elko County)


by Nevada Department of Wildlife
5-27-2022
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Stream flows are showing mixed results with some up and some down compared to last week in northeastern Nevada but are still well below normal. Those basins with more snow will see increases in flows next week with the warmer weather but as you head south, they may drop off due to lack of snowpack. The East Fork of the Owyhee immediately below Wildhorse Dam is flowing at a trickle as little water is coming out of the dam. However, this is normal for this time of year when the reservoir has plenty of capacity and the snow pack is below average. As you go further downstream flows pick up considerably and by the time you get close to Mountain City it is greatly improved though still less than half of median. It becomes fishable about a mile below the dam and fishing has been good using common nymphs such as copper Johns, hares ears and PT nymphs. Swinging small buggers and streamers should also be good. Spin fishermen should use small gold spinners. As of May 27, the East Fork of the Owyhee near Mountain City gauging station was flowing at a very fishable 100 cfs well below the 245 cfs median.





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