Jakes Creek Reservoir

Map of Jakes Creek Reservoir

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Jakes Creek Reservoir, also known as Boies Reservoir, is an irrigation impoundment developed in 1967.  The reservoir occurs on BLM and private lands, but is entirely accessible to the public.

Pertinent Information

Jakes Creek Reservoir covers 62 surface acres, with a maximum depth of 16 feet.  Rainbow trout, largemouth bass, channel catfish, and an occasional native redband trout (from the upper drainage) are found in the reservoir.  The average size of rainbow trout caught is about 12 inches, although larger fish are sometimes caught.  Successful baits include nightcrawlers, salmon eggs, Power Bait, small spinners and spoons, and flies.  Spring, early summer, and fall are the most productive times to fish for trout.  The typical bass fishing lures such as spinner baits, crankbaits, and rubber worms prove successful, but they are generally caught in low numbers.  The entire perimeter of the reservoir is fishable for all species and the eastside along the dam and northern shoreline offers the easiest access.  As summer progresses, aquatic vegetation increases making fishing from shore difficult, but using a float tube or canoe helps to get out beyond the weeds.  Typically, between December and March, this small reservoir freezes enough for ice fishing, with fair to good success for catching trout.  There are no developed camping facilities and primitive camping space is limited.


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Nevada Fishing Regulations

Boating Regulations

A vessel must be operated at a speed that leaves a flat wake, but in no case may a vessel be operated at a speed in excess of 5 nautical miles per hour. There are no improved boat ramps and small boats, canoes, and float tubes are easiest to use.


From Wells, travel north 36 miles on U.S. Highway 93 then turn west onto the O’Neil Basin County Road and travel 6 miles to the reservoir.


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  • Channel Catfish
  • Largemouth Bass

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