Fishing Reports

EAST WALKER RIVER       May 14, 2018

The flows on the river have remained fairly steady only changing from 232 to 212 and now it’s back to 235. The fishing down there has been excellent both with nymphs and streamers. We haven’t heard much on dries but when the caddis start hatching that may change. Some reports are coming in of anglers having 30 fish days with lots of fish over 20 inches being reported. There has been some pretty strong winds this past week but it hasn’t seemed to slow the fishing down at all, it can make getting a good drift a little tougher but you should still be able to get some good hook-ups. 

Recommended Flies:

WD-40, silver streak, san juan worm, micro mayfly, rainbow warrior, damsel nymph, darth baetis, brassie, copper John, dark lord, sculpzilla, zuddler, slump buster, double bunny, hoover mover, great basin drifter. 

Unfortunately I still do not have the new Nevada license terminal, I’ll let you know as soon as I’m back online.

FYI - The Nevada Department of Wildlife is re-vamping their fishing/hunting license program and will be sending Ken's a computer license terminal in February for our customers to purchase Nevada licenses. During the change over I have been asked to send in all my paper license books on January 1 so they can be reconciled with the department. This means that I will not be able to sell any Nevada licenses for about 4 to 8 weeks after the first of the year. If you're planning a trip to fish Nevada waters during this time be sure to get your license ahead of time, either online or from a Nevada license dealer! I'll keep you posted when my terminal arrives and we're online!

We still don’t have the new Nevada computer system yet but hopefully it will be here soon!!

SCEIRINE RANCH                May 14, 2018

The ranch is also fishing excellent lately, both on streamers and nymphs. All of the flies listed on the above report should also work well on the ranch section. Lots of nice fish in the 14 to 20 inch range are being reported as well as some hawgs over 20. 

HUNEWILL POND                 May 14, 2018

The pond is still fishing excellent with some of the anglers that were out there this week reporting 30+ fish days. Most of the fish are in the 12 to 19 inch range with a few of them stretching the tape at 20 to 23 inches. Stripping leeches still seems to be the hot ticket though stillwater nymphing should produce some fish as well. Streamers to try include stillwater nymphs, mayer’s mini leech, twin lakes special, seal bugger, matuka and simi seal leeches. 

BRIDGEPORT RESERVOIR                 May 14, 2018

Bridgeport had some pretty windy days this week but when the boats were able to get out there the trolling and bait fishing was great with fish up to just over 8 pounds making a showing this week. Lots of other fish in the 2 to 6 pound range have also been reported. The browns seemed to be a little shy this week with just a handful of them in the 2 to 3 pound range being reported. Trollers have been using rapalas, mira shad, speedy shiners and night crawlers. Bait anglers have been using inflated crawlers, pinched crawlers, mice tails and power bait. There are still some fly anglers pulling some fish down near the dam with streamers like twin lakes specials, zuddlers, double bunnies and leech patterns. The shore fishing seems to have slowed down a bit but there are a few fish being caught down near  the dam still, mostly with bait. 

KIRMAN LAKE                             May 14, 2018

We haven’t heard any news from Kirman this week, if we hear anything we’ll let you know. 

TWIN LAKES                       May 14, 2018

The Twins had a little of a tough go with the wind this week just like Bridgeport but the last couple days have been pretty good up there. Even though they didn’t kick out any double digit fish (that we know of) this week they did kick out some nice fish in the 2 to 6 pound  range. Bait anglers did well with pinched crawlers, night crawlers and mice tails, trollers did well with rapalas, needlefish and thomas bouyants. 

WEST WALKER RIVER                            May 14, 2018

The West is running pretty high but it’s not too off color right now. We had some good reports of some nice 1 to 2 pound rainbows in the Pickle Meadows area where the water is a little easier to fish. Night crawlers and salmon eggs seem to be the baits of choice and for lures they’re having success with panther martins and rooster tails. 

VIRGINIA LAKES                        May 14, 2018

We’ve had a few reports from anglers still fishing through the ice and doing very well but the ice is (in my opinion) getting fairly unstable so I would recommend being extremely careful if you decide to go out on it. I wouldn’t expect it to last very much longer and when it breaks up enough to have some open water to fish it should be great!

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