Fishing Spots in Nevada

Swap the sagebrush for alpine lakes, trade the Joshua trees for rugged peaks… then throw fishing into the mix. Yep, you read right. Nevada contains plenty of the high and low desert you’ve seen in the movies, but also a wildly diverse abundance of fresh water, promising some of the best fishing in the West.

Ever considered fly fishing Nevada? You should; our creeks and streams remain pristine. Line fishing, too? In mountain lakes and valley reservoirs all over the state. Grab your live bait, tie a new dry fly, and head out to unbeatable angling in one of Nevada’s many bodies of legendary water.

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Whether it’s the newest item on your bucket list or the best wrong turn you ever took, whichever corner of this state you venture to, you’re bound to uncover the kind of unexpected encounters, memorable characters, and only-in-Nevada experiences that make this place so damn special. Get your hands on stunning images, surprising stories, colorful characters, do-before-you-die events, and beyond. And just to sweeten the deal, in addition to sending you our official Nevada Visitors Guide, we’ll throw in our swanky state map, too.

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The Best Places to go Fishing in the Silver State

Wrap your mind—and line—around all different types of fishing for a wide range of species in all corners of the Silver State. Trawl for trophy bass on world-famous Lake Mead and the secluded, labyrinthine Ruby Marshes. Cast for crappie and bluegill on reservoirs all around Nevada. And if it’s trout you’re after, welcome to paradise. In fact, you can catch all seven fish on the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) Trout Royal Slam here—something that’s damn near impossible most anywhere else.

Up north, cast flies off ladders in Pyramid Lake, where the world record for a Lahontan cutthroat trout exceeds 40 pounds and reeling in 20-pounders is normal. Chase rainbows and wild browns in the Truckee River and the fabled (and newly public) Walker River, or go for mackinaw (lake trout) and kokanee salmon in crystal-clear Lake Tahoe. Chase tigers in Lamoille Canyon and plan to net more redbands than you can shake a Tenkara rod at—and maybe even the elusive bull trout—in Jarbidge.

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Ready to show off that native Dolly Varden or 20-pound Lahontan cutthroat trout you hauled in? Get reel and tag that victory shot with #NVAdventure and #TravelNevada. If we love your photo, you may find it featured here.

Caught and Released over a dozen of these today. Every fish was between 18 and 24 inches. Fishing below the dam at Wild Horse Reservoir. Two small water crossings and a rock covered road is all it took to get to the spot. 
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Fly Fishin’ in #KnottCreek 🎣 .
Lew out there living his best life!😉🙌🏼
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We have multiple catches this week in celebration of National Go Fishing Day yesterday. Thank you to everyone who sent us pictures. Buy your fishing license at ndowlicensing.com and get your family out there. You may be our next Catch of the Week! #nationalgofishingday #firstcatch #fishnevada #ndow #getoutside

Picture 1: William Sullivan and his adorable son Rylan had a successful National Go Fishing Day
Picture 2: Larry Hanson caught this 8.3 lb. striper at Lake Mohave near Willow Beach Marina. His grandson Ryan Hanson is pictured with him.
Picture 3: Jeremy Jaroboe(jurmer) sent in this picture of his daughter’s first catch at Boulder City Pond. What a great first catch!
Picture 4: Brianna Wickware(b_ri_e) made this catch at Illipah Reservoir
Can’t wait to go fishing and camping this weekend!🗺🏕🎣
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📸From Wild Horse a few weeks ago! Got fishin’ on my mind😉
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Getting to depth quickly is critical to having success on the Truckee River. When indicator fishing, using long light leaders with heavy flies and external weight will help cut through faster water to the deeper slow water where the trout are feeding. 

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Summer time and the livings easy #catchandrelease #troutbum #fishonenergy #tieyourown #orvisflyfishing #simmsfishing #nativeeyewear #rainbowtrout #wadeforit #repyourwater #pinchdabarb #barbless #troutslayer #howtonevada #nevada #keepemwet #lamsonwaterworks
Some mornings are just better than others 🎣🤩 ...another epic 12 hour kayak on big blue produced a bunch of these beauty’s and a whole lot of laughs with jt_grifffin and 📸 shallowglasslures 🤙🏼🤘🏼 #laketahoe #mackinaw #trout #catchandrelease #kayakfishing #eastshore #tahoenorth #california #nevada #gonefishing #getoutside #goodmorning #ohyeah
This week's Catch of the Week goes to wwatson_motto! He made this catch from Smith valley on West Walker River. Awesome job! If you haven't yet, buy your fishing license at ndowlicensing.com and get out on the water this July 4th weekend. Don't forget to share your pictures with us. You could have the next #CatchoftheWeek! #NDOW #fishnevada #ndow #fourthofjuly
If you're wanting to head up to an alpine lake without fighting the crowds at Tahoe, #SpoonerLake is a great option. It's right off the main road, offers beautiful scenery, good fishing, and a very easy kid-friendly hike around the lake. It's also another stop on the journey to complete your #stateparkpassport, so you don't want to miss it! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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