Trout And Bass Rated Fair To Good
The downstream users are drawing water again, Wild Horse Reservoir is dropping at about a foot a week and was around 25% of capacity at press time.
“The boat ramp is out of the water by a good 20 feet and while the bottom is a bit soft, smaller boats can still be launched, but larger heavier boats may want to avoid Wild Horse,” said Joe Doucette of the Nevada Department of Wildlife.
The lake is very green with algae though it is better than it was a week or two ago and the water temperature has cooled back into the 60’s after moving into the 70’s in July.
Fishing for both bass and trout has been fair to good, with most of the fish coming off of the points at the north end of the lake and in the canyon.
“The trick is to get your presentation to 15 or 20 feet of depth, said Doubett. “Most anglers seem to be sticking with PowerBait or worms.
“One group reported catching almost 20 trout the middle of the week with one trout over 22 inches and 5 lbs. They were using PowerBait dipped in garlic oil,” said Doucette. “
Fly rodders will have their best luck with damsel fly nymphs, leech patterns, crystal buggers and wooly buggers. Wipers are being caught at the mouths of the arms and the canyon by the dam.
“There is not much action at the lake’s south end for wipers, trout or bass,” he stated. “Smallmouth fishing is fair to good with most fish being caught with green soft plastics.”
Anglers may keep one wiper (white bass x striped bass hybrid) over 15 inches and anglers may now keep one smallmouth bass 15” or larger as well. There is no limit in place on trout, but the limits apply on other species.Back To Reports