Humboldt River

Map of Humbolt River


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History

Flows in the river fluctuate between 13 and 700 cubic feet per second.  The primary species found in this section of river include white crappie, wipers (white bass x striper hybrid), channel catfish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, brown bullhead, bluegill, green sunfish, and yellow perch.  The best time for fishing has proven to be from early May through early July.  The effective fishing methods include bottom fishing with nightcrawlers and live bait as well as using small crappie jigs fished around structure.  Camping on the lower Humboldt River is primitive.  Much of the lower river flows through private property and anglers should contact the landowner for permission to access the river or to camp.

Pertinent Information

Flows in the river fluctuate between 13 and 700 cubic feet per second.  The primary species found in this section of river include white crappie, wipers (white bass x striper hybrid), channel catfish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, brown bullhead, bluegill, green sunfish, and yellow perch.  The best time for fishing has proven to be from early May through early July.  The effective fishing methods include bottom fishing with nightcrawlers and live bait as well as using small crappie jigs fished around structure.  Camping on the lower Humboldt River is primitive.  Much of the lower river flows through private property and anglers should contact the landowner for permission to access the river or to camp.

Stocking

Stocking Updates

Regulations

Nevada Fishing Regulations

Access

U.S. Interstate 80 follows the Humboldt River. Access is limited to public roads servicing downstream irrigation systems. Access to much of the lower river will require landowner permission.


Species

  • Channel Catfish
  • Bullhead Catfish
  • Green Sunfish
  • Bluegill Sunfish
  • Yellow Perch
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Walleye
  • Crappie
  • Wiper

  • Regions

  • Western Nevada

  • Counties

  • Humboldt