Poppers can be effective during low light, still water conditions

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 weeds.  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 and shore fishing should start picking up as the water temperatures continue to drop. 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.

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