Expect ice to start forming on this lake in the near future

Angel Lake - Wells, NV (Elko County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

As of Wednesday, October 26, the road to Angel Lake was open.   Make sure to check NDOT’s road conditions map for updates before heading up until it is closed for the winter. Expect ice to start forming on this lake in the near future with it’s northeastern exposure and high elevation.  No recent report but expect good fishing for both rainbow and tiger trout on small black or olive crystal or wooly buggers as well as black leech patterns. Chironomids, pheasant tail nymphs, gold ribbed hare’s ears and soft hackles under an indicator should also work.  Spin fishermen should try small gold or silver spinners. Bait anglers should have some luck with worms about five feet under a bobber or PowerBait fished off the bottom.  The backside of the lake along the rock walls and submerged boulders seems to be the best area for catching fish. Expect air temperatures in the teens and low 20’s in the morning so dress appropriately.

More Reports

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, October 27th, 2022

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