Jiggs Reservoir

Jiggs Reservoir, also known as Zunino Reservoir, is an irrigation impoundment built in 1912. The dam is located on private land, while the majority of the shoreline is BLM. The public can access the entire reservoir. The reservoir was improved in 2015 by deepening to allow a stable low pool area and sealing to reduce leaking.

 

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Region
Eastern
County
Elko
Type of water
Lake or Reservoir
Fishing Report

Jiggs Reservoir is ice free. Expect muddy conditions along the shorelines with upcoming precipitatoin in the forecast. Fishing should be fair to good for trout in the 10″ range. Try worms, spinners, and PowerBait near the bottom.

Jiggs Reservoir Angler Guide Information

03-21-2024

Stocking Updates

Stocked Species Inches Date Stocked Year to Date
1069Rainbow Trout8.110-13-20233470
153Rainbow Trout19.407-19-20232401
1756Bleugill3-4"06-26-20231756
993Rainbow Trout9.105-22-20232248
1255Rainbow Trout1305-10-20231255

Pertinent Information

The reservoir covers 45 surface acres with a maximum depth of 10 feet. Rainbow trout, largemouth bass, and bluegill sunfish occur in the reservoir. Most forms of bait such as nightcrawlers, Power Bait, and salmon eggs are successful for trout as well as using small spinners, spoons, or flies. Typical bass fishing techniques such as throwing spinner baits, topwater lures, and rubber worms work best. Spring through early summer and ice fishing in winter are the most productive times to catch trout. Bass fishing is best in late spring and early summer. The entire perimeter of the lake is fishable and the north and south sides of the dam are easier to access. Using a float tube, canoe, of car top boat is a easy way to reach open water. There are no developed camping facilities, but there are numerous primitive sites and restrooms adjacent to the reservoir.