Water temperatures are in the 40s and trout fishing should pick up nicely

Comins Lake - Ely, NV (White Pine County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

Water temperatures are in the 40s and trout fishing should pick up nicely before ice starts to build on the lake. Anglers can expect to catch 14-to-18-inch Rainbow Trout. Anglers will catch the occasional Largemouth Bass however they are heading into their least active time of year. Dense vegetation continues to dominate most of the lake, making it difficult to fish areas of the south lake. With all the weeds, look for open channels where the trout are congregating. Trout are hitting both chironomids and leech patterns for fly anglers. They do tend to head for the weeds, so a bit heavier leader is recommended when appropriate especially if stripping leech patterns. Black spinners with some red in them should also work well for spin fishermen. Bass fishing is slow with the cold water temperatures. A few bass may still hit on soft plastic worms and grubs in a variety of colors as well as swimbaits and minnow imitations though anglers should slow down the retrieve. Pike fishing is starting to pick up as the water continues to cool. 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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