Fishing is slowly picking up

Comins Lake - Ely, NV (White Pine County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

Fishing is slowly picking up but continues to be slow compared to most years. The water continues to be a tea-stained color due to the release of tannins from the rehydration of the vegetation surrounding the lake.  Surface water temperatures are in the low 60’s. Largemouth bass have been staging for the last two weeks. Despite slower catch rates, anglers can still expect to catch 14-to-18-inch rainbow trout and the occasional brown or tiger trout. A total of 8,539 rainbow trout were stocked this spring averaging 9 inches.  Largemouth bass in the 10-to-13 inch range should be biting all summer.

Post-spawn northern pike are beginning to be more active in recent weeks. Anglers are encouraged to target northern pike while they are fishing.  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.

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