The surface water temperature was 48 degrees on Monday

Wild Horse Reservoir - Owyhee, NV (Elko County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

The surface water temperature was 48 degrees on Monday, before the air temperatures cooled dramatically and is more than likely closer to 45 now. The dock is still in the water and the boat ramp is usable. Algae and other aquatic vegetation is clearing and improving water clarity though there is still some suspended algae. Fishing for trout has been good to excellent while fishing for bass is slow. Anglers fishing from shore are having success throwing rooster-tails, spoons, or a worm or PowerBait suspended under a bobber. Anglers fishing from a boat are doing well trolling flashers, spoons, and Rapalas just under the surface. Perch fishing is slow due to the die-off earlier in the year. An occasional perch is being taken jigging or using bait near the bottom. Fly fishermen report success using black wooly buggers or leeches fished with a sinking line as well as with chironomids under an indicator. PT nymphs, gold ribbed hares ears and red copper Johns should also produce fish. Balanced leeches under an indicator on these windy days has been productive.

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Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Friday, November 4th, 2022

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