Fishing Articles


Comins Lake is near capacity with water temperatures sitting in the upper 60s with surface temperatures reaching low 70s.  Fishing has significantly improved compared to last year, however catch rates on trout are still down.  Rainbow trout are being caught by anglers ranging from 15 inches up to 22 inches.  Nightcrawlers are producing trout for anglers, as well as spinner...
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Trout Fishing at Cold Creek Reservoir
by NDOW, JULY 3, 2024
Cold Creek Reservoir

Cold Creek Reservoir is still at 90% of capacity with rainbow trout and tiger trout being caught in the 10-to-12-inch range.  There is potential for some trout to be larger, however, they have not had too long to grow following the 2021 draw down of the reservoir to fix the outlet structure.  Anglers will do well fishing for trout using...
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Access at Cave Lake
by NDOW, JULY 3, 2024
Cave Lake

Please note that shoreline access at Cave Lake is closed to the public. Dam reconstruction is fully underway. For more information on Cave Lake, please contact the NDOW Ely Field Office.     ...
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Trinity River Summer Are on The Move
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, JUNE 30, 2024

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

It is with great sorrow that I report that when fishing in Willow Creek is you will be having difficulty in getting fishing supplies or a license so be sure to bring with you anything you feel you might want to use. I am not sure why this has happened but will try to find out and maybe try to...
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Lots of very good reports from the Virginias lately
by Jim Akenson, JUNE 10, 2024
Virginia Lakes

We’ve been getting lots of very good reports from the Virginias lately, bait anglers, lure anglers and a few fly anglers all seem to be doing well. Lure anglers are doing the best early and late in the day with Thomas Bouyants, Kastmasters and roostertails, bait anglers are catching fish throughout the day with power bait, pinched crawlers and mice...
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Eagle Lake Report
by Valerie Aubrey, JUNE 6, 2024
Eagle Lake

Did a water column temperature test on Wednesday at 11am. Right smack dab in the middle of the south basin. 67.9 surface 66.9 @ 5ft; 65.6 @ 10ft; 64.5 @ 15ft; 63.2 @ 20ft; 62 @ 25ft; 61.1 @ 30ft; 58.6 @ 35ft; 57.4 @ 40ft; 54.8 @ 45ft. Most of our action was still in the upper 10ft of the...
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