Wild Horse Reservoir Lake Fishing Guide

Wild Horse Reservoir Lake State Recreation Area is remote man-made lake, but remarkable lake that is open year round, 365 days, in Elko County, Nevada.

At maximum capacity, Wild Horse Reservoir covers 2,830 acres at 6,208 feet in elevation. The Wild Horse Reservoir has a depth of 70 feet with an average depth of 40 feet.

Wild Horse Reservoir is a popular place to fish for the most popular Rainbow Trout and German Brown Trout as well as Smallmouth Bass, Catfish and Yellow Perch.

Fishing at Wild Horse Reservoir is often best during the spring and fall, but you can go ice fishing during the winter as well at Wild Horse Reservoir, but you need to be prepared for harsh winter conditions. There is a boat ramp next to the day use beach.

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Popular Types of Fish at Wild Horse Reservoir

Wild Horse Reservoir is a great place to fish for the following:

Cold Water Fish
Fish for coldwater fish that includes: rainbow trout, brown trout, bowcutt (rainbow x cutthroat hybrid), and tiger trout (brown x brook trout hybrid).

Warm Water Fish
Fish for warm water fish that includes: smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, channel catfish, wipers (white bass x striper hybrid), and yellow perch.

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Directions to Wild Horse Reservoir

Wild Horse Reservoir State Recreation Area
Elko, Nevada, 89801 USA

Wild Horse Reservoir is located 67 miles north of Elko on State Route 225.