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 trout has been great while the smallmouth fishing has continued to be good. Trout are eating all day while the bass have definitely turned on as the day warms. Trout are actively cruising the shallows for damsels and other insects when the sun is off the water early and late. Bass fishing has been best from a boat with jigs and spoons off the deeper points along the south shore. Both chartreuse and crayfish colored lures and flies work very well year-round at Wall. As things really cool down for the season, balanced leech and slow moving jigs can keep anglers entertained even when its frigid out.

10-19-2022

Stocking Updates

Stocked Species Inches Date Stocked Year to Date
2000Rainbow Trout10.104-05-20222000
2025Rainbow Trout9.710-25-20224025
1440Cutthroat Troiut10.110-25-20221440

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.