Lamoille Creek

Map of Lamoille Creek

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This stream is one of the largest in the Ruby Mountains, which begins at the outflow of Lamoille Lake. Nearly the entire length of Lamoille Creek is fishable, from the parking area at the head of the canyon to the Forest Service boundary.

Pertinent Information

The average flow in Lamoille Creek is 3 to 5 cfs, but it may peak at 100 to 500 cfs in May or June. Wild brook trout occur throughout the entire 10 miles of stream down to the Forest Service boundary. A few wild rainbow trout can be found below the Forest Service campground. The best time to fish is after spring run-off from July to October. For the most productive fishing use bait (worms) and flies. Fish surveys show rainbow trout range from 10 to 11 inches. Forest Service has a campground at Thomas Creek, but there are a few primitive camping areas near Right Fork. Picnic areas are also available. The canyon is absolutely breathtaking, offering incredible views and numerous hiking trails.


4,000 tiger trout are scheduled for stocking between July and August.


Season is open year around, any hour of the day or night. The limit is 10 trout.


From Elko, follow State Route 227 to Lamoille Canyon. The road is paved.


  • Rainbow Trout
  • Brook Trout
  • Tiger Trout

  • Regions

  • Eastern Nevada

  • Counties

  • Elko County