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 has been good this fall at Wall. Access may become an issue with the recent bad weather in the northern part of the state. If you can get up there and find a little open water, balanced leech and slow moving jigs can keep anglers entertained even when its terribly frigid out.

 

Wall Canyon Reservoir Angler Guide Information 

11-22-2023

Stocking Updates

Stocked Species Inches Date Stocked Year to Date
1991Cuttbow9.509-25-20231991
2008Rainbow Trout9.705-03-20232008

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.