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Even though Nevada is one of the driest states in the country, some incredible stillwater trout fishing is found in the state?s high desert lakes and reservoirs where enormous rainbow, brown, and native cutthroat are caught every year. There are also several rivers throughout the state that give anglers a nice variety of fishing styles to try out ? from technical dry fly fishing to streamer fishing with sinking lines.
Some of the largest cutthroat trout you?ll ever see come out of Pyramid Lake just north of Reno. The lake is replenished every year by snowmelt from the Sierra Nevada, and the waters support an abundance of aquatic insects and baitfish, helping the native Lahontan cutthroat trout grow very large and healthy, some pushing 20 pounds! Wildhorse Reservoir in northeastern Nevada is another stillwater fishery well known for producing massive brown, rainbow, cutthroat, and rainbow-cutthroat hybrids, with fish in the 3 to 5-pound range frequently caught. One of the state?s most unique stillwater trout destinations is the Ruby Marshes in the Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Nevada. This rare high-desert wetland is created by over 200 individual springs and supports healthy populations of large rainbow, brown, cutthroat, brook trout, and tiger trout ? a brook-brown hybrid.
A few of Nevada?s best trout streams flow from the east slope of the Sierra Nevada range, including the East Walker River and the Truckee River, both supporting rainbows, browns, and cutthroat trout. The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest is also home to some incredible trout streams such as the Reese River, giving anglers the chance to catch wild trout in a stunning Southwest alpine setting.
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posted on Tue Feb 7
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