Top 10 Fishing Destinations In Northeast Nevada Outside
There are a lot of things that go into making a creek or lake great fishing and every angler has their own idea of what is good and what is not. Some anglers like big fish, some like to catch a lot of fish, and some just like to get away from the crowds.
Here are some of the things, but not all, that were considered when selecting these top 10 fishing destinations in Northeast Nevada:
10. Ruisseau Lamoille is probably the most fished cove in eastern Nevada. It sits in the beautiful Lamoille Canyon, just a 30-minute drive from Elko, and is accessible via a black-roofed road. It is stocked in the summer when the flow decreases with tiger trout, a hybrid of brook trout and brown trout. The upper part of the canyon has the easiest access but is also the most fished. Look for beaver ponds, small pools, and pocket water for the best fishing.
9. Wilson tank is about 80 miles northeast of Elko, which takes about two hours to get there. For this reason, it does not receive pressure from other reservoirs in the area. There is a BLM campsite and a boat launch. Good trout and black bass fishing, it has one of the best water qualities for a county reservoir. In the spring, when the lake is emptying, fishing under the weir is very popular.
8. Illipah Reservoir is located on US 50 between Eureka and Ely and is another reservoir that does not experience as much pressure as the more popular waters. It is stocked with rainbow trout by NDOW but has a good population of wild brown trout. Fishing is good here in the spring, but can be very good in the fall for brown trout, which spawns in the fall and becomes more active at this time of year.