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South Fork Reservoir Sponsored by
Date 24-Apr-17
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Conditions : SOUTH FORK RESERVOIR: The surface water temperatures were in the low to mid 50’s this week, though with the rain forecast over the weekend it could drop a bit. With the warmer temperatures, trout fishing has picked up and anglers were reporting both good numbers and size of trout over the past two weeks. The south end of the lake is still very turbid (muddy) due to the high flows of the river feeding the lake. Don’t fish there, fish where the water is clearer. Anglers do continue to catch some fish along Jet Ski Beach, but coves further north such as Tomera, the boat ramp cove and those closer to the dam are probably the best bets though the west side of the lake is clearer than the rest of the lake. The fish being caught are averaging between 15 and 20 inches with an occasional 22 inch fish being caught. A couple of anglers report catching both largemouth and smallmouth bass earlier in the week. Remember, black bass must be returned immediately upon being caught until July 1. Anglers were having some luck using PowerBait or worms but fishermen were doing well with chironomids and midge emergers. The trick is to not fish to far from shore as the fish are moving into the shallower warmer water and to use very small presentations. Chironomid patterns are the ticket for fly rodders.

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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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