As we approach the second weekend of March, the eastern region is finally seeing the first sign of spring-like warming trends. Over the next week, temperatures are forecasted into the mid-40’s with chances of rain, resulting in flood watch warnings from the National Weather Service. Though thick ice remains present at many reservoirs, please be aware of real-time weather conditions before heading out. Road and reservoir conditions can change rapidly this time of year which may present safety concerns. Check the reports for fishing hot spots (linked below) for the most up-to-date conditions for specific waters.
REports for fishing hot spots
For the fishing reports of individual Eastern Region Hot Spots head to our new fishing report database below.
It’s been a long tough winter in Western Nevada and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight anytime soon. Hopefully we’ll thaw out a little here soon. Carry-over trout in many of our urban ponds, lakes, and reservoirs will be eager to eat when the ice starts to come off. Stocking has begun at several of the Mason Valley fisheries and we should see the Sparks Marina get it’s first stocking of the season very soon. Behind the Marina, you can count on all of our other community ponds getting stocked up as soon as conditions allow. If you want to get out right now, the Truckee River has fished very well this winter and should continue to until runoff really increases next month. The mayflies are just starting to show up on the river out east and fishing is on fire.
View all Western Region hot spots
For the fishing reports of all Western Region Hot Spots head to our new fishing report database below.
Lake Mohave/Willow Beach
Anglers fishing after dusk have been rewarded with catfish in the 2- to 3-pound class. Jointed shad baits have been fooling bass at the south end of Cottonwood basin. Pencil poppers are a favorite for stripers around Telephone Cove.
All other fishing hot spots
For the fishing reports of all Southern Region Hot Spots head to our new fishing report database below.
For information about NDOW educational fishing programs and classes, visit https://register-ed.com/programs/nevada/210-angler-education . Fishing licenses can be purchased online at www.ndowlicensing.com.