Water quality at Wilson Reservoir remains fair with relatively clear

Wilson Reservoir - Mountain City, NV (Elko County)

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

Water quality at Wilson Reservoir remains fair with relatively clear water and only  a few patches of algae. Water levels at Wilson have been declining and the boat ramp will not be useable for larger watercraft and likely completely inoperable by the end of October. Trout anglers continue to do well from shore and  boat early and late in the day.  Trout fishing should remain good through fall with anglers having success catching fish averaging 15-16 inches and some top end trout around 20-21 inches. Anglers should have success fishing rooster tails, spoons, Rapalas, or bait fishing an inflated worm a couple feet off the bottom. Bass fishing was good this summer with many fish being reported in the 2-3 pound size class. Bass fishing will begin to slow down with the cooler weather forecasted.

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