Western Nevada Fishing Report
Low water levels but still fishable.
There is still no boat access.
It is cold in the valleys but
pleasant at Lake Tahoe. Still, it is cold at the boat ramps and the window of
good fishing is expected to be in late morning and early afternoon for the big
All the ponds are stocked and
fishing should be good for anglers. Hinkson Slough has been reported as fishing
well with up to 19 inch rainbows. North Pond should also be fishing well.
PINE FOREST COMPLEX
Onion Valley Reservoir: Has dried up.
Blue Lakes: Closed
Knott Creek Reservoir: Closed
HUMBOLDT COUNTY WATERS
Bilk Creek Reservoir: Bilk Creek Reservoir has slowed down for trout fishermen as water temperatures increase. Bass fishing around those same weed beds will remain good throughout the summer. Anglers in float tubes casting top water poppers at the bass will catch fish. As things heat up, morning and evening fishing is recommended.
Humboldt County Small Streams: Small streams in the Santa Rosa
Mountains are all producing lots of brook trout. Abel, Singas, McConnell, Rebel
and Canyon Creeks are small but full of fish.
Chimney Reservoir: Chimney
Reservoir makes the fishing report for the first time in a long time! Anglers
are still catching 14 inch wipers. Fishing is best in morning and evening hours
(when the wind isn't blowing).
Low waters and is fishing ok but
should pick up again in March depending on water levels.
Currently ice free but no current
Opened on January 1. Over 50,000
fish have been stocked by Nevada prior to the opener and stocking has continued
since the first of January. No reports of how the fishing has been.
The Truckee River is flowing at the
usual winter flows and fishing is generally best mid-day.
No new updates. No Lahontan
cutthroat have been reported or seen at Walker Lakes since 2009. Launching is
not possible right now.
is winter on the East Walker. The California section is closed to fishing until
spring. The Nevada side is open and fishing has been reported as good. River
flows are low so concentrate on the deeper pockets of water. Current brown
trout study is going on and researchers are requesting information on tagged
fish including color (to determine if wild or hatchery) and location where fish
Sparks Marina is still recovering
from a fish loss. Fishing will not recover until the water has recovered and
the fish are restocked.
All urban ponds have a limit of 3 game fish.
Washoe Lake dried up in 2004 and, although it is presently full and has been restocked, the fish population, consisting mostly of channel catfish and white bass, is small. Fishing is expected to be poor.