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Washoe Lake Report
by NDOW, DECEMBER 15, 2017
Washoe Lake

Washoe Lake has benefitted from the historic winter of 2016-2017 and has reached levels not seen in over a decade.  Fishing is slow due to the frigid temperatures and low numbers of fish currently residing in the lake.  Stocking of several thousand channel catfish and white crappie has occurred in both Little Washoe Lake and Washoe Lake during the 2017 season.
Wall Canyon Reservoir Report
by NDOW, DECEMBER 15, 2017
Wall Canyon Reservoir

Angling at Wall Canyon Reservoir has been reported to be excellent this fall with good numbers of bowcutt trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, and smallmouth bass caught.  Some smallmouth bass have been reported in the 14-16 inch range and angling with small crankbaits seems to be the most productive.  Anglers trolling rapalas or casting from the dam are reporting success...
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Walker Lake Report
by NDOW, DECEMBER 15, 2017
Walker Lake

No new updates. No Lahontan cutthroat have been reported or seen at Walker Lakes since 2009. Launching is not possible right now
Urban Ponds Report
by NDOW, DECEMBER 15, 2017
Urban Ponds

Many of the areas urban ponds freeze over during the coldest months, please stay off the ice.  The Sparks Marina is currently accessible and is fishing fair. Fishing with powerbait or salmon eggs has been best during the warmest part of the day.
Truckee River Report
by NDOW, DECEMBER 15, 2017
Truckee River

The Truckee is recovering nicely after the drought. Trophy class rainbow and brown trout have been reported throughout the Nevada portion of the river. Summer surveys have shown that trout populations are stronger from downtown Reno upstream, but plenty of great fish have been caught out east. Flows have come down in Reno from over 1000 cfs  to 600 cfs this...
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Squaw Creek Reservoir Report
by NDOW, DECEMBER 15, 2017
Squaw Creek Reservoir

The level of Squaw Creek Reservoir was lowered during the summer of 2017 in order to make improvements to the water storage capacity.  While reports are that angling is still good to excellent it is expected to be somewhat difficult to access the reservoir as the shoreline is exposed and extremely muddy.  Equipment is also present and operating at the...
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