Bilk Creek Reservoir

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Bilk Creek Reservoir was constructed during the 1950s.  It is privately owned and operated for irrigation, but is accessible to the public.

Pertinent Information

The reservoir has an average depth of 10 feet, maximum depth of 17 feet, and covers 60 surface acres.  Rainbow trout are the principal sport fish, but largemouth bass are also present.  The best fishing generally occurs during spring, early summer, and fall.  Bait fishing is productive using nightcrawlers, salmon eggs, Power Bait, and marshmallows.  Fly-fishing is best from a float tube using a black or olive wet fly at the creek inlet.  Camping is primitive on the south and west shorelines and since the reservoir is located on private land, please treat the area respectfully.


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Nevada Fishing Regulations


Travel 31 miles north of Winnemucca on US 95 to the junction of SR 140, then 40 miles west to the “Nine Mile Road” turnoff. This road may be trouble during the “rainy” season.


  • Rainbow Trout
  • Largemouth Bass

  • Regions

  • Western Nevada

  • Counties

  • Humboldt