The electric motor boat opener was this past Wednesday

South Fork Reservoir - Elko, NV (Elko County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

The electric motor boat opener was this past Wednesday and there was a good turnout of anglers on that day.  A lot of bass were caught but not a lot of keepers, though a few anglers showed up with two-to-three-pound bass.  Many anglers report catching as many as 50 bass but only six to eight keepers, so it seems to be averaging around 10 bass per keeper bass.  Bass less than 10 inches must be released. Soft plastic grubs in blue, black or purple seemed to work the best.  A few very nice trout averaging around 20 inches were caught in the ski pond. Not much has changed as far as fishing conditions in the collection ditch have been fair to good for 13 to 18-inch fish depending upon the day and location. Anglers report catching small bass in unit 21, along the dikes and at the main boat ramp.  The wind is also playing a part in the fishing.  Best days seem to be when there are light to moderate winds to break the surface up, but not so strong as to interfere with casting.  Chironomid patterns such as zebra midges, Yankee buzzers, chromies and ice cream cones should work. Other flies such as leech patterns, balanced leeches, crystal buggers, #14-16 hare’s ears, and #16-18 PT nymphs fished under an indicator are recommended. Stripping damselfly nymphs should also be effective. Dry flies have also been effective on warmer afternoons.  Size 12 to 18 elk hair caddis, blue winged olives (size 14 to 18), ants (size 12 to 16) and Griffith’s gnats (size 14 to 18) should all be effective.  Spin anglers should be using small spinners in black or olive with contrasting yellow or red colors. Approximately 6,600 trout have been stocked at the main boat ramp and 6,100 trout in the collection ditch.

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