Ice thickness remains at about 12 inches throughout most of the lake

Comins Lake - Ely, NV (White Pine County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

Ice thickness remains at about 12 inches throughout most of the lake. There are reports of a few small areas with weaker ice present. No ice is guaranteed to be 100% safe, please exercise caution.  Note: There is a fishing derby scheduled for January 28th. Expect an increase in traffic and a high volume of anglers.

Fishing has been fair to good on both the north and south lakes. Anglers can expect to catch 14-to-18-inch Rainbow Trout and the occasional Brown Trout or Tiger Trout. Nightcrawlers and plastic jigs are consistently producing trout. Northern Pike activity has increase recently but they have been hard to target.  Northern Pike have been caught recently by jigging Rat-L, flashy spoons, and even Nightcrawlers. 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.  Ice fishing holes must not exceed 10 inches in diameter (NAC 503.583).

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Nevada Department of Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, January 12th, 2023
Comins Lake: As of January 12th, most areas that were sampled had 12 inches of solid ice
Cold Creek Reservoir: No new updates since 12/21/22, expect poor access