A lot of bass were caught but not a lot of keepers

Ruby Lake NWR - 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. For trout fish the spring heads in deeper water. Spin anglers should be using small spinners in black or olive with contrasting yellow or red colors. Fly fishermen should be using small leech, wooly bugger and nymph patterns.