Currently, carp and bullhead are the most common fish in Upper Pahranagat Lake, although a few largemouth bass do exist. Anglers use crank baits and spinner baits for bass and nightcrawlers for bullheads. The best time to fish is from April through June for bass and June through August for bullheads. There are a few campsites along the east shore as well as outhouses, but no potable water. A few of the sites have fire rings and grills. Summer temperatures often reach 100°F, while winter temperatures can drop below freezing.