ICE FISHING at Wild Horse Reservoir
Last month a group of went to Wild Horse Reservoir north of Elko for a week. Beautiful Scenery. Great Trout. Checkout the pictures below. I have attached a couple of maps. Just an hour north of Elko on 225. Its about 6000 feet. It was -9 a couple nights and about 20-30 in the day time. Dress Warm and wear good boots. I went a group of what I call die hard ice fishermen. They out early and stayed all day. Some were out all night and even camped on the ice. Ranger is a great help on where to go. But be ready for a hike and be prepared. And be sure your drilling tool is ready for 18 inch ice. And be sure to have a good seat. I caught a 4 lb Trout. Others caught there limits.
Remote and remarkable, Wild Horse State Recreation Area is open year round. The park’s reservoir is a popular fishing site, with rainbow and German brown trout, small mouth bass, yellow perch and catfish awaiting able anglers. Cold winters make the lake an ideal location to ice fish and skate, or to explore on snowmobiles or skis. Extraordinary wildflowers blanket the park in the spring, and summers offer swimming, boating, camping and hiking. Although hunting is not allowed in the park, the campground is a popular base camp for hunting in the surrounding area. Wildlife includes pronghorn, mule deer and elk as well as a variety of waterfowl and upland game birds.
In 1937, Wild Horse Reservoir was constructed and covered what was once Owyhee Meadows. The reservoir was named after the wild horses that roamed abundantly in the area at the time. Ranching has restricted the horses’ movement, so they may not be seen while in the park, however, but they can still be found on the Owyhee Desert west of Wild Horse.
Check out the website; http://parks.nv.gov/parks/wild-horse
Another Good site; http://www.ndow.org/Bodies_Of_Water/Wildhorse_Reservoir/
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