The Fish Sniffer - Ice Fishermen Pull Out Trout
Ice Fishermen Pull Out Trout

Written By: Dan Bacher, February 23, 2014
Species: Trout
Location: South Fork Reservoir,

South Fork has about 11-14 inches of good clear hard ice with an extremely slick surface along with an inch or so of water on top, reported Joe Doucette of the Nevada Department of Wildlife.

"When that freezes expect it to be even more slippery than before," he tipped. "Take special care when walking here. This is definitely time to use crampons or other strap on devices made to give you traction on the ice."

Again, six to ten feet of water is where most trout are being caught and worms, PowerBait, marshmallows and cheese baits are all working. Start to fish about halfway down the water column and if you don’t catch anything start moving down a bit until you find the depth they are at.

"Change depths about every half hour until you find them. Best fishing still appears to be along Jet Ski Beach, the old river channel at the south end of the lake and in the coves on the east side of the lake from the dam south to Tomera Cove," he noted. "Early morning or late afternoon seem to be the best times to fish. There is a pressure ridge running from the dam almost to the moat on the west side of the lake and anglers are cautioned to stay away from the ridge."


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