Shore fishing has picked up

Wilson Reservoir - Mountain City, NV (Elko County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

The water level is low but fishing conditions at Wilson are similar to those at South Fork with trout fishing starting to pick up and bass fishing starting to slow down.  Surface water temperatures are right in the low to mid 50’s and fishing is good. Shore fishing has picked up and fishing from a boat or float tube has been good.  Use the same techniques as at South Fork Reservoir.  Shore anglers are having success fishing rooster tails, spoons, Rapalas, or bait fishing an inflated worm a couple feet off the bottom.   Fly fishermen seem to be having the best luck using leeches, wooly buggers and chironomids.  Bass fishing has slowed.  Again,  bass anglers should use the same presentations, colors and techniques that are being used at South Fork Reservoir, dark soft plastic grubs, crawfish imitations and crankbaits. With low water conditions the boat ramp is unusable so canoes, small cartopper boats amd float tubes are the way to go for those wanting to get on the water.

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