Wilson Reservoir Fishing Report

Wilson Reservoir - Mountain City, NV (Elko County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

No recent report from Wilson, but expect similar conditions as at South Fork Reservoir.  Expect a fair amount of algae and dropping water levels due to irrigation. The best trout fishing should be from a float tube or a small cartop boat or canoe as the boat ramp is out of the water and unusable. Shore anglers should have some luck in the canyon by the dam as the water is deeper and cooler there. Use the same techniques as at South Fork Reservoir.  Fly fishermen seem to be having the best luck using leech, wooly buggers and chironomids.  Damselfly nymphs may work as well.  Bass fishing is good though mostly smaller fish were being reported. Again, anglers should use the same presentations, colors and techniques that are being used at South Fork Reservoir – dark soft plastic grubs and crankbaits.  Poppers can be effective during low light still water conditions.

More Reports

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Friday, August 26th, 2022

Wild Horse Reservoir: Surface water temperatures are in the 70’s
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Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Monday, August 22nd, 2022

Lahontan Reservoir: The lake is down and fishing has been excellent
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