Haymeadow Reservoir

Map of Haymeadow Reservoir

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Haymeadow Reservoir was impounded in 1967 and is located on the Kirch Wildlife Management Area KWMA (formerly Sunnyside).  Its main purpose is to increase the amount wetlands for waterfowl and to create a sport fishery.

Pertinent Information

The reservoir is 190 surface acres, with an average depth of 7 feet and a maximum depth of 12 feet.  This reservoir is typically managed at full capacity to promote natural largemouth bass propagation and to help maintain the rainbow trout fishery.  Angling for largemouth bass is generally slow until the water temperature reaches 60°F, usually around mid-May.  They generally average between 12 and 13 inches and are caught mostly on spinner baits and rubber worms.  The best times to catch trout are from March through June and September through October, and ice fishing in winter can be quite productive.  Growth of trout is excellent and some up to 20 inches are caught.  Trout are caught on spinners, small spoons, flies, and Power Bait.  Although black bullhead is found in the reservoir, it is rarely sought after.  Camping is allowed at Dave Deacon Campground located six miles northwest of the reservoir in the KWMA.  It has pit toilets, potable water, and an RV dumpsite.


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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.


From Ely, travel 23 miles west on Highway 6 to the junction of Highway 318. Turn south for 44 miles to Kirch Wildlife Management Area. Haymeadow Reservoir is approximately west of Highway 318 and about 5 miles south of Adams-McGill Reservoir. From Las Vegas, travel 21 miles north on I-15 until reaching Highway 93-318, continue north (on Highway 318) for 67 miles to Kirch Wildlife Management Area. The reservoir is 3 miles west of Highway 318 and 5 miles south of Adams-McGill Reservoir.


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