Fishing Report: 12/03/21

Eastern Region

In spite of the above average daytime highs, lakes in the area are starting to ice up.  The overnight lows have been in the teens to 20’s depending upon location and elevation cooling surface water temperatures to below freezing.  The daytime highs in the 50’s have kept the lakes from freezing completely.

With next week’s forecast high’s to be in the 20’s and 30’s expect more ice to build with many of our lakes becoming covered in unsafe ice.  We are also looking at a slightly wetter weather pattern which is good for the water, but may mean a thin layer of insulating snow on top of the ice which will inhibit ice growth making it unsafe for a longer period of time.  

What does this mean for anglers?  Finding open water to fish is going to become more difficult and with unsafe ice, the next couple of weeks may be the time to clean up your soft water gear and prepare your ice fishing gear for safe ice, which won’t be likely until January.  South Fork will probably be the best bet for open water over the next week or two, but don’t expect that to last too long. 

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ALPINE LAKES

Alpine lakes are frozen over and there will be no more fishing reports until late spring or early summer depending upon snowfall.

STREAMS

Stream flows are down slightly compared to last week and many stations are starting to show ice instead of flows, but there is still open water for fishing. With colder water temperatures expect stream fishing to be slow to fair and to find ice on the rocks and shorelines.

All other fishing hot spots

For the fishing reports of all other Eastern Region Hot Spots head to our new fishing report database below.

SOUTHERN Region

LAS VEGAS COMMUNITY PONDS

The Nevada Department of Wildlife has begun its seasonal rainbow trout plants. The fish are taking spinners in the mornings and night crawlers throughout the day. There are a few catfish still biting in the ponds. They have been hitting night crawlers and shrimp. Shrimp are a legal bait because they are not considered to be a fish or fish parts.

All other fishing hot spots

For the fishing reports of all Southern Region Hot Spots head to our new fishing report database below.

UPCOMING FISHING EVENTS

For the fishing reports of all Southern Region Hot Spots head to our new fishing report For information about NDOW educational programs and workshops visit https://register-ed.com/programs/nevada/210-angler-education. A youth fishing license is available for those aged 12-17. You can get all your licenses at www.ndowlicensing.com.

WESTERN REGION

COMMUNITY PONDS

Many of the urban ponds in the western region have received a fall stocking over the last two weeks. The summer vegetation covering many of the ponds is finally starting to back off making for much easier access. Marilyn’s pond and Baily pond have fished well through the fall and continue to get fish periodically as conditions allow. Small worms off the bottom and salmon eggs on light leaders under a bobber remain the best bet for catching in most of the ponds.

All other fishing hot spots

For the fishing reports of all Western Region Hot Spots head to our new fishing report database below.

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