40 percent of Comins Lake is covered with a thin sheet of ice

Comins Lake - Ely, NV (White Pine County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

With recent snowstorms and colder daytime temperatures, approximately 40% of Comins Lake is covered with a thin sheet of ice. Anglers can still launch a boat from the boat launch however, the narrows of Comins Lake is iced up and anglers should not try to break ice to access the south lake. The boat dock will remain in Comins Lake until ice begins to build there and then NDOW staff will remove it for the winter months. There are some areas of the north lake shoreline that have ice built up along it due to dense vegetation mats. Nonetheless, shoreline fishing and boat fishing in the north lake should be productive for anglers. Anglers can expect to catch 14-to-18-inch Rainbow Trout and the occasional Brown Trout and possibly a Tiger Trout. 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 have been 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 poor with the cold water temperatures. 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.

More Reports

Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Friday, November 11th

Wild Horse Reservoir: The surface water temperature were in the low 40s mid-week
South Fork Reservoir: A bit of skim ice has formed at the backs of coves
Wilson Reservoir: Expect 4WD conditions to get to Wilson Reservoir
Ruby Lake NWR: The trout bite has been good
Jakes Creek Reservoir (Boies Reservoir): Expect ice along the edges and weeds
Cold Creek Reservoir: Water levels are coming up nicely this fall
Cave Lake: Cave Lake is lowered to minimum and unfishable

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