Trout Action Is Surprisingly Good
With surface water temperatures in the low seventies, you would think that fishing for trout would be slow. However, a couple of anglers report good luck trout fishing by getting their presentations down between 10 and 15 feet deep along the edges of weed beds, reported Joe Doucette of the Nevada Department of Wildlife.
“For trout, find shoreline where you can cast into water that is at least 15 feet deep,” he advised. “Also, try fishing early. Several anglers reported good luck for trout at the south end of the lake between 4:30 am and 7:00 am, with another minor bite coming on around noon in a bit deeper water.”
Fishing for bass has been good, and fishing for catfish and wipers has been fair to good. Weeds and algae can be found in all the shallow parts of the lake with soft bottoms and while they can make fishing tough, the weed beds do act as cover and provide an “edge” for anglers to target.
“Bass are being caught in 10 to 15 feet of water and on structure,” said Doucette. “Structure can be something as minor as a foot or two difference in depth, to a significant change in depth or submerged rocks. Anglers continue to catch black bass using crankbaits, soft plastics, and wooly buggers.”
The mud flats at the south end are producing bass, though trout are only being caught there at first light or late in the evening.
In many areas, anglers are catching trout off the points in 15 feet or deeper water. For fly rodders, the best luck has been with midge and may fly nymph patterns fished between 10 and 15 feet below an indicator. Damsel fly nymphs, leech patterns and buggers will all work at one time or another.
Catfish are also being caught, with the best time being late in the evening or early in the morning.Back To Reports