The best fishing is first thing in the morning

Illipah Reservoir - Ely, NV (White Pine County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

The lake level is low due to irrigation and surface water temperatures are above 70 degrees and fishing has been slow to fair for trout. The best fishing is first thing in the morning.  Afternoons are poor. For bait anglers nightcrawlers and rainbow PowerBait are the best bet. Small spinners, spoons and Kastmasters in gold for those throwing hardware should work but allow plenty of time for them to sink deep into the water before starting the retrieve.  Black or olive wooly buggers and black, olive or wine-colored leech patterns may catch a few trout. Dry fly patterns may be tried very early in the morning or late in the evening. Anglers should fish deeper as the trout move down in the water column to find cooler oxygen rich water.

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