The surface water temperature were in the low 40s mid-week

Wild Horse Reservoir - Owyhee, NV (Elko County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

The surface water temperature were in the low 40s mid-week. The dock has been taken out of the water but as of the time of this report a boat could still be launched. There has been some skim ice in the backs of coves in the shallower water but shore access to fishing is good. The water has cleared of much of the algae and aquatic vegetations. With the weather this week, few anglers were out and so there are few reports coming in. Expect trout fishing to still be good and bass fishing to be poor. Anglers fishing from shore have had success throwing rooster-tails, spoons, or a worm or PowerBait suspended under a bobber. Anglers fishing from a boat were 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. This time of year fly fishermen should be 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 may also produce fish. Balanced leeches under an indicator on windy days have been productive.

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