Trout fishing should start picking up

Comins Lake - Ely, NV (White Pine County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

Surface water temperatures have dropped into the high 60’s and trout fishing should start picking up. Bass fishing has been fair to good. The lake is pretty weedy limiting boater access in some areas. Nightcrawlers have been working for trout though anglers have also been catching fish using PowerBait. Black or olive wooly buggers and black, olive or wine-colored leech patterns on a fast sinking line are also productive for trout and bass.  One angler reports catching nice trout using white chironomid patterns fished about eight feet below a strike indicator. Black or red snow cones, with a white bead, and contrasting red or black wire ribbing, fished deep under strike slip indicators have also been working.  Bass are hitting on soft plastic worms and grubs in a variety of colors as well as swimbaits and minnow imitations. Pike fishing has slowed, but should pick up in a few weeks as the water cools.  Anglers, please note that NDOW has placed radio tags in several Northern Pike.  These pike will have an orange Floy tag near their dorsal fin and a small antenna (~ 7 inches long) coming from their stomach.  Please return these fish to the water for research purposes.  All other pike should be humanely dispatched. There is no limit on the pike.

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Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Saturday, September 17th, 2022

Humboldt River: Flows on the South Fork of the Humboldt are very low
Angel Lake: Fair to good fishing for both rainbow and tiger trout
Cold Creek Reservoir: No recent report but expect trout fishing to pick up
Lamoille Creek: As of September 9, Lamoille Creek was flowing at 4.29 cfs
Wild Horse Reservoir: Water levels are below 50 percent

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