With current temperatures beginning to rise throughout the state, fishing conditions are varied through the region. Along with the predictable summer decrease of stream and river flows, water temperatures are climbing.
There are interesting bright spots for Nevada anglers throughout the state. Eagle Valley Reservoir in Nevada’s southern region is seeing decent trout action, although it has slowed in recent weeks due to increased water temps. Typically, the trout will move to deeper areas with water temperatures becoming warmer on the surface, so fish early in the morning.
In Eastern Nevada, South Fork Reservoir is producing decent wipers, trout, and black bass. Keep in mind Wildhorse Reservoir was stocked by the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) with nearly 80,000 fish this year, half of which were catchable. Fishing is improving at Wildhorse after the stocking, but don’t expect any trophy sized fish for awhile, as it will take a few years for the reservoir to recover from last year’s fish die off.
The Truckee River in Nevada’s Western Region is seeing decent river flows, currently around 275 cfs, with good flow through the entire length, and water temperatures running in the 50 degree range. Good access points for the Nevada side of the Truckee are west of Reno at Crystal Peak Park and Verdi.
Whenever and wherever you fish in Nevada this summer, check all fishing regulations before you head out, and as always, keep safety in mind.