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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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Rye Patch Reservoir Report
by NDOW, DECEMBER 15, 2017
Rye Patch Reservoir

Ice has taken over good portions of the shoreline. Fishing overall has been slow.  March should bring fair Walleye fishing near the dam and below in the river. After suffering from drought, Rye Patch fishing should continue to improve over the next season.
Lake Tahoe Report
by NDOW, DECEMBER 15, 2017
Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe has benefitted from a historic winter and is full for the first time in a decade. Trolling and jigging over the fall has been great for macks, rainbow, and brown trout which would lead us to believe that the winter will be just as productive.  Anglers have been reporting good success catching Mackinaw in the 3-5 pound range from...
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