The reservoir is about 80 percent covered in a thin sheet of ice

Illipah Reservoir - Ely, NV (White Pine County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

The water level in Illipah Reservoir continues to recover from the lows of irrigation season. The reservoir is ~80% covered in a thin sheet of ice. There is some open water along the north side of the old dam and along the northwestern shoreline that should be productive for anglers. Anglers are still catching 8-to-12-inch Rainbow Trout and the occasional Brown Trout. Anglers will do well with a variety of night crawlers, PowerBait, and spinners. Black or olive wooly buggers and black, olive or wine-colored leech patterns as well as chironomids have all been working for trout.

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Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Friday, November 11th, 2022

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

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