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South Fork Reservoir Sponsored by
Date 06-Oct-17
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Conditions : SOUTH FORK RESERVOIR: Congratulations to Stacey Redick who caught a very nice 12 lb. channel catfish on Monday. Surface water temperatures have dropped into the low to mid 50’s, depending upon where on the lake you are and time of day. The south end of the lake has a lot of floating debris from the recent rain as well as the die off of weeds. Fishing has been slow to fair here, but as the water temperatures start to decline with the longer, cooler nights, expect trout fishing to pick up. The trout being caught are averaging between 13 and 17 inches with an occasional 20 inch fish. With the colder weather fly rodders should start changing tactics. As the weed beds start to die off, fish leech and scud patterns off the edges of the weed beds. Other flies to try include hares ears, scuds, copper Johns, prince nymphs, damsel nymphs, blood midges and of course wooly, crystal and seal buggers. Bass fishing is also slowing down, but what it lacks in numbers it makes up for in size as large bass are on the prowl fattening up for winter. Bass anglers should be targeting south facing shorelines where the sun will have the most exposure heating up the water. The road construction paralleling the lake has been completed and the road is now open.

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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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