Last weekend the ice thickness was around four inches

Wild Horse Reservoir - Owyhee, NV (Elko County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

Last weekend the ice thickness was around four inches, but there were spots that were thinner. Give it at least another week, and two weeks would be better, before heading onto the lake depending upon the weather. With the colder temperatures forecast for the upcoming week, it may be safe for ice fishing the weekend of December 10th. As a general rule, this lake doesn’t have safe ice until around Christmas, but the below average air temperatures in November gave the lake an early start in forming ice. NDOW biologists responsible for Wildhorse, expect trout fishing through the ice for 18” and larger fish to be good this winter. However, they say that fishing for yellow perch through the ice will be slow due to the fishery recovering from the spring 2022 die-off.

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Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Friday, December 2nd, 2022

Humboldt River: Flows are better below the reservoir and fishing is slow to fair
Comins Lake: This lake is mostly ice covered with unsafe ice