Bilk Creek Reservoir

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Bilk Creek Reservoir was constructed during the 1950s and is a privately owned and operated irrigation impoundment situated in central Humboldt County. It is accessible to the public

Pertinent Information

The average depth of the reservoir is 10 feet, with a maximum depth of 17 feet near the spillway. Bilk Creek Reservoir covers 60 surface acres and stores 670 acre-feet of water. Rainbow trout are the principal catch; however, largemouth bass are also caught. Typically, anglers average nearly 10-15 fish a day. The best times to fish are May, June, October, and November. Bait fishing is productive using worms, salmon eggs, Power Bait, and marshmallows. Fly-fishing is best from a float tube using a black or green wet fly at the stream inlet. Camping is primitive on the south and west shorelines. The reservoir is located on private land and should be treated respectfully.


Each year, approximately 3,000 rainbow trout averaging 9 inches are stocked in late spring.


Season is open year around, any hour of the day or night. Limit is 5 game fish daily and in possession. No live bait is permitted.


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