Squaw Valley/ Creek Reservoir

Squaw Creek Reservoir is a private reservoir constructed in 1952. At that time, negotiations with the landowner resulted in public access to the reservoir. Th4e Nevada Department of Wildlife stocked cutthroat trout for angling and for use as a brood stock source, providing eggs for hatchery rearing. However, egg harvest was never very successful and the effort was abandoned. Since then, the reservoir has been managed as a put-and-take trout fishery and a general warm water fishery.

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

Fishing has been consistent at squaw this fall. Bass fishing has been fair near the inlet with better trout fishing found towards the dam and in open water. as it gets really cold, expect the trout to move into the inlet around the springs. Float tubers bouncing jigs on the bottom are finding some good fish around drop-offs. Shore anglers are catching primarily trout on crawlers and power bait off the bottom.

 

Squaw Valley/ Creek Reservoir Angler Guide Information 

11-22-2023

Stocking Updates

Stocked Species Inches Date Stocked Year to Date
1980Rainbow Trout 9.804-19-20245970
1036Brown Trout9.504-19-20242038
997Rainbow Trout9.410-23-20233990
3000Channel Catfish606-07-20233000
2993Rainbow Trout9.604-27-20232993
1002Brown trout10.604-27-20231002

Pertinent Information

At maximum pool, the reservoir is 48 acres and is 45 feet deep. There are two tributaries, with one providing warmwater to the reservoir. Largemouth bass, green sunfish, bullhead, channel catfish, rainbow trout, brown trout, and bowcutt trout (rainbow x cutthroat trout hybrid) are the sport fish occurring in the reservoir. The best time to fish is in the spring, with trout ranging between 10 and 12 inches, largemouth bass between 10 and 14 inches, and catfish between 10 and 12 inches. Although the reservoir is located on private property, primitive camping is allowed. There are no restrooms or trash facilities, but to ensure this fishery remains open to the public, please respect private property and leave the area cleaner than you found it.