Wall Canyon Reservoir

Wall Canyon Reservoir was constructed in 1960 on private and BLM land and the entire reservoir is accessible to the public. It is used to irrigate downstream lands. The southern end of the Wall Canyon Wilderness Study Area begins just north of the reservoir.

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

Fishing for both smallmouth and trout has been good at Wall this spring. Trout fishing along the shallow shoreline and near the inlet has been good with flies. Trout are actively cruising the shallows for damsels and other insects early and late in the day. Bass fishing has been best from a boat with jigs and spoons in deeper water. As summer heats up the shallows. We should see the trout move out to deeper water and the bass move into shallow water during majority of the day. Crayfish colored lures and flies work very well year-round at Wall.

06-08-2022

Stocking Updates

Stocked Species Inches Date Stocked Year to Date
2000Rainbow Trout10.104-05-20222000

Pertinent Information

The reservoir covers 133 surface acres and has a maximum depth of 55 feet. Smallmouth bass, bowcutt trout (rainbow x cutthroat hybrid), rainbow trout, and brown trout are the sport fish present. Anglers generally catch trout averaging 14 inches and smallmouth bass averaging about 10 inches. Spring, early summer (through June), and fall are the best times to fish. The reservoir is turbid (muddy) and, therefore, lures or flies should be dark colored and/or have rattles. Roads may be muddy in spring or after a rain, making the reservoir difficult to reach. Primitive camping is allowed.