Fishing for trout continues to be good

Wilson Reservoir - Mountain City, NV (Elko County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

Very little change here.  Fishing for trout continues to be good for fly fishermen using leech, wooly buggers and chironomids as surface water temperatures have moved into the mid to high 60’s.  Damselfly nymphs should be tried as well.  Mayflies are starting to hatch so pale morning duns (PMD’s), Adams and other Mayfly dries and emergers should start working.  Bass are active and showing up in the creel. Anglers should use the same presentations, colors and techniques that are being used at South Fork Reservoir.  With the low water levels and lack of snow pack, the lake is not going to spill this year.  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.