Map of Jiggs Reservoir
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Reservoir, also known as Zunino Reservoir, is an irrigation impoundment built
in 1912. The dam is located on private
land, while the majority of the shoreline is BLM. The public can access the entire reservoir.
reservoir covers 45 surface acres with a maximum depth of 10 feet. Rainbow trout, largemouth bass, and bluegill
sunfish occur in the reservoir. Most
forms of bait such as nightcrawlers, Power Bait, and salmon eggs are successful
for trout as well as using small spinners, spoons, or flies. Typical bass fishing techniques such as throwing
spinner baits, topwater lures, and rubber worms work best. Spring through early summer and ice fishing
in winter are the most productive times to catch trout. Bass fishing is best in late spring and early
summer. The entire perimeter of the lake
is fishable and the north and south sides of the dam are easier to access. Using a float tube, canoe, of car top boat is
a easy way to reach open water. There are no developed camping
facilities, but there are numerous primitive sites and restrooms adjacent to
Although there is no special boating regulation, only small boats are recommended. There are no improved boat ramps available.
From Elko, travel approximately 30 miles south on State Highway 228. The reservoir is adjacent to the highway.