Fishing in Nevada

wildhorse troutAlthough Nevada is widely known as the driest state, it is home to over 200 lakes and reservoirs and 600 streams and rivers, which provide nearly 400,000 surface acres of sport fishing opportunity.

Nevada is a land of contrasts, from high alpine lakes in Elko's Ruby Mountains to desert lakes such as Walker Lake near Hawthorne and the Colorado River near Las Vegas. The majority of Nevada's fishable still waters consist of man-made reservoirs that vary in size from one acre to the 115-mile-long Lake Mead. A good portion of the pristine waters of Lake Tahoe are within Nevada

Nevada's fish species vary as widely as our geography. Species include mountain whitefish, redband trout, bull trout, Yellowstone cutthroat, Bonneville cutthroat and the Lahontan cutthroat. Lake Mead and Lake Mohave are best known for their warm-water striped bass and black bass fisheries, and other waters around our state offer great fishing for panfish, catfish, black bass and other sportfish species.

Want to fish closer to home? There are many beautiful lakes and urban ponds in and around our cities and towns. Visit our various fishing links to learn more specific information about fishing in Nevada.

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