Cold Springs Reservoir at Kirch WMA

Cold Springs Reservoir is located on the Kirch Wildlife Management Area (formerly Sunnyside). The reservoir was completed in October of 1980 and is the most recently created reservoir on the management area.

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Region
Southern
County
Nye
Type of water
Lake or Reservoir
Fishing Report

Due to recent storm activity, ice conditions are questionable. Roads may be muddy and thin ice will form around the shorelines in the mornings. The Nevada Department of Wildlife encourages visitors to use caution while on the management area.

 

Cold Springs Reservoir at Kirch WMA Angler Information Guide

01-03-2024

Stocking Updates

Stocked Species Inches Date Stocked Year to Date
9176Rainbow Trout7.510-24-202324331
5057Rainbow Trout8.604-25-202315,155
5110Rainbow Trout8.804-19-202310,098
4998Rainbow Trout8.904-18-20234998

Pertinent Information

The reservoir is 275 surface acres at full capacity and is managed at a high, stable level to maintain bass and rainbow trout fisheries. The average depth is 6 feet and the maximum is 9 feet. Angling for largemouth bass is slow until the water temperature reaches 60°F, usually around mid-May. Bass generally average from 11 to 12 inches and spinner baits and rubber worms are the most commonly fished lures. Stocked rainbow trout, on the other hand, are active year around, with the most successful months being March through June and September through October. If winter produces ice thick enough to support anglers, ice fishing can also be productive for trout. Growth of trout is good, often producing trophy fish up to 20-inches. Black bullheads are also found and, so far, are an underutilized resource. Camping is allowed at Dave Deacon Campground located four miles northwest of the reservoir.