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South Fork Reservoir Sponsored by
Date 14-Nov-14
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Conditions : SOUTH FORK RESERVOIR: Little or no change here as water temperatures continue to drop and the lake is clear of most weeds. With the cooler temperatures trout are moving into shore especially first thing in the morning and early evening hours. Fishing has been good for trout. For trout, fluorescent green or orange/yellow seem to be the preferred colors of PowerBait. Fly rodders continue to catch fish using chironomids, hare’s ears, wooly bugger and leech patterns. Several fly flishermen report luck with either red or blue copper Johns below an indicator in the shallows close to shore. Ditto for chironomids, though fish those over muddy bottoms. For the most part bass fishing is done, though a lone lunker may be taken now and then but not close to shore as they move into deeper warmer water. Anglers report fair to good fishing along Jet Ski Beach and the south end. Good success for trout along the old river channel at the south end of the lake. The eastern shore on either side of Tomera Cove has been fishing well, especially for fly rodders using the aforementioned copper Johns. Fishing has been good for trout at either end of the dam in the coves.

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About: - South Fork Reservoir covers 1,650 acres and is surrounded by 2,200 acres of wildlife-filled meadow lands and rolling hills. It is popular for hunting, camping, boating, picnicking, winter sports and wildlife viewing. The park is best known for its trophy-class trout and bass fishery. Facilities include a boat launch, campground, trailer dump station and picnic area. Located 16 miles south of Elko on State Route 228, the park is open year-round, but access may be hampered by extreme cold and snow during the winter months.
Directions: South Fork State Recreation Area is located by traveling 7 miles south of Elko on State Route 227, 5.5 miles south on State Route 228, and 3.5 miles SW on Lower South Fork Road. The Ruby Mountains are 10-15 miles to the east and provide a grand scenic backdrop for the site, rising to 11,387 feet at Ruby Dome.

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