Both Bass And Trout Are Rated ‘Fair To Good’
Wildhorse Reservoir continues to drop as the current capacity is down to around 20%. As you move north on the lake, the algae growth does diminish and once north of Hendricks Arm, it actually clears up. The surface water temperature is cooling averaging in the low to mid 60’s during the afternoon.
“Bass fishing has been fair to good, though as the days shorten, they tend to feed more getting ready for winter and on any given day it can be good,” reported Joe Doucette of the Nevada Department of Wildlife. “Most smallmouth bass are being caught with green soft plastics. For green, think pumpkin or avocado depending upon what brand of plastic baits you prefer.”
Trout fishing has been fair to good. “There is not much angler use, but shore anglers seem to be sticking with PowerBait or worms, while boaters are using minnow type imitations with some success,” said Doucette.
“Fly rodders will have their best luck with damsel fly nymphs, leech patterns, crystal buggers and wooly buggers. Don’t forget chironomids and hare’s ears,” he tipped.
One 17 inch wiper was reported off of the rock face south of the state park boat ramp. Anglers may keep one wiper (white bass x striped bass hybrid) and one smallmouth bass 15 inches or larger.
There is no limit in place on trout through Oct. 15, but limits on all other species apply and all fishing regulations must still be followed including methods of fishingBack To Reports