Echo Canyon Reservoir

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History

Echo Canyon Reservoir was constructed in 1969 in the Meadow Valley Wash, approximately 10 miles downstream from Eagle Valley Reservoir in Lincoln County. Echo Canyon Reservoir is located within Echo Canyon State Park.

Pertinent History

The reservoir covers 70 surface acres to a maximum depth of 27 feet. The fishery is made up of rainbow and brown trout. The warmwater fish consist of white crappie, largemouth bass, and black bullhead. Nongame fish include desert sucker, speckled dace and golden shiners. White crappie average about 8.0 inches and largemouth bass average about 9.0 inches. Unstable water conditions and a short growing season lead to small largemouth bass. Bass over 8 pounds are rare, but occasionally captured. A 2 pound 14 inch white crappie was captured in 1990. Anglers fish with Power Bait for trout, although lures and flies work equally well. Crappie take small worms, flies, and crappie jigs. Largemouth can be captured with spinner baits, plugs, flies, and worms (both artificial and live). Echo Canyon State Park has 33 campsites with water, shade ramadas, grills, and tables. There is an RV dump station and flush toilet facilities. Summer temperatures may reach 90 degrees F, while you might experience snow in the winter.

Stocking

A total of 8500, 9-inch rainbow trout are scheduled for spring and 8500 rainbow are planned for stocking in the fall.

Regulations

Season is open year around, any hour of the day or night. Limit is 5 trout and 15 warmwater game fish of which not more than 10 may be largemouth bass. The daily and possession limit is the same. No live bait is allowed.

Boating Regulations

A vessel must be operated at a speed that leaves a flat wake, but in no case be operated at a speed in excess of 5 nautical miles per hour.

Access

From Las Vegas, travel 21 miles on I-15 north, then north on Highway 93 to Pioche, then east 7 miles on State Route 322, turning south for 5 miles on State Route 323. The entrance road is paved.


Species

  • Rainbow Trout
  • Brown Trout
  • Bullhead Catfish
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Crappie

  • Regions

  • Southern Nevada

  • Counties

  • Lincoln