Bilk Creek Reservoir

Bilk Creek Reservoir was constructed during the 1950s. It is privately owned and operated for irrigation, but is accessible to the public.

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Region
Western
County
Humboldt
Type of water
Lake or Reservoir
Fishing Report

Bilk has slowed considerably with the hard freezes and unseasonably cold temps. Recently stocked trout should help improve fishing until ice becomes an issue. Salmon eggs or worms stationary under a bobber can be better than lures that are moving when the cold really sets in.

11-16-2022

Stocking Updates

Stocked Species Inches Date Stocked Year to Date
1020Rainbow Trout13.503-16-20221020
3956Rainbow Trout9.504-20-20224976
504Tiger Trout1006-13-2022504
1946Rainbow Trout9.711-10-20226922

Pertinent Information

The reservoir has an average depth of 10 feet, maximum depth of 17 feet, and covers 60 surface acres. Rainbow trout are the principal sport fish, but largemouth bass are also present. The best fishing generally occurs during spring, early summer, and fall. Bait fishing is productive using nightcrawlers, salmon eggs, Power Bait, and marshmallows. Fly-fishing is best from a float tube using a black or olive wet fly at the creek inlet. Camping is primitive on the south and west shorelines and since the reservoir is located on private land, please treat the area respectfully.