Pike anglers have had some success

by Nevada Department of Wildlife

Surface water temperatures are in the mid to high 50’s and fishing continues to be good for trout and slow to fair for bass. Nightcrawlers have been working for trout though anglers have also been doing well using PowerBait. For fly rodders, this time of year chironomid patterns are recommended as they can make up as much as 80% of the trout’s diet in the spring in our high desert reservoirs.  Black or olive wooly buggers and black, olive or wine-colored leech patterns may also entice trout. Bass fishing is slow, but will start picking up as the water temperature warms up.  Pike anglers have had some success using artificial minnows or spoons for 12-to-18-inch fish though pike fishing has been slow.  Anglers, please note that NDOW has placed radio tags in several Northern Pike.  These pike will have an orange Floy tag near their dorsal fin and a small antenna (~ 7 inches long) coming from their stomach.  Please return these fish to the water for research purposes.  All other pike should be humanely dispatched. There is no limit on the pike. The lake has been stocked with approximately 14,900 trout this spring.