With the warmer temperatures the bass bite at Ruby Lake NWR continues to be good

Ruby Lake NWR - Elko, NV (Elko County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

With the warmer temperatures the bass bite at Ruby Lake NWR continues to be good, though it is taking approximately 10 bass to catch a keeper. Minimum keeper size is 10 inches. Many anglers report catching as many as 50 bass days per angler but limits of 10 bass per angler are hard to come by. Soft plastic grubs in blue, black or purple seemed to work the best. The bass aren’t hitting until about mid-morning when the sun is higher in the sky and warming the surface. Best fishing seems to start about noon. Not much has changed as far as fishing conditions in the collection ditch have been 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. Winds are expected to be 10 to 20 mph this weekend so anglers need to find the sweet spot between the time the bass start hitting in mid-morning but before the afternoon winds pick up. Fly fishermen should be using small leech, wooly bugger and nymph patterns.

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