Lahontan Lake and Reports

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Saturday, July 9th, 2011

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: wipers,whites,crappie, bite time 11am-1pm
    City: Carson

    Tips: sm jigs white to black

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

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    Water Temp: 68?

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Threw cranks, dragged worms and reeled buzz baits looking for action at sundown. Caught one small walleye on a roboworm about 2000 at east side of island where all the seagulls are at a depth of 12-15 ft. Next trip to the river.
    City: Fallon

    Tips: Looking for bass fishermen.

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

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    Water Temp: 66

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Threw wake bait, jerk bait, crank bait, jigs and worms. Only 1 white bass on crank bait. No wind, hot! Off the lake by noon. Will try evening to morning trip next weekend.
    City: Fallon

    Tips: Second time fishing lake any tips would be great!

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

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    Water Temp: 59

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: Me and my boy fished east of narrows from the shore. Caught 5 white cats, 5 walleye, 2 large mouth, one carp, and a big sacramento blackfish, no white bass, could not believe it.
    City: Reno

    Tips: Walleye, bass, and blackfish caught on live minows. cats on carp meat. Most of the fish caught in the middle of the day. Full moon?

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

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    Water Temp: 68

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: I fished this lake for the first time. We were only able to catch 7 very small white bass. Fish did not seem very active. I tried alot of different takle with not much luck. I need to learn the lake or how to fish.
    City: Reno

    Tips: ?

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

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    Water Temp: 58.8

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Swimbaits all day long 3 walleye all around 4 lbs each. One wiper 5 lbs. Missed a few other fish. 7 bites total. Had better luck than weeks previous on the SB. Still not a strong bite. Try again on Sunday. Not many boats on the water as its low and droping. Be safe, Fallon Ramp is out of water! Good fishing
    City: Fernley

    Tips: Cranks and rip baits should be on. I didn't throw anything but swimbaits this trip. good fishing!

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

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    Water Temp: 57.6

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Little wind on the water which was a plus. Ripped and Jigged Points on main Lake. Found fish in 8 to 18 feet of water. No shallow fish found. Still no luck with a swimbait, any day though. 7 great whites, 4 spots and one carp (foul hooked). Water temp is on the rise. Fish and Fisherman picking up on the lake. good fishing
    City: Fernley

    Tips: Reaction fish starting to show up, as fish are moving to and spawning. Rip and dragging was the ticket for us. Water is still low, boat carful!

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

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    Water Temp: 49.2

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Wind was brutal. 3 footers with 30 mph winds. Besides that, got off main body in 2 coves with min wind and chunked swim baits and cranks. No fish after 2 hrs of fishing (1 pm 3 pm). Boy and I packed it up for the long wet ride back to the Ramp.
    City: Fernley

    Tips: Bite should turn on soon. Will be out this weekend in the morning. Good fishing.

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

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    Water Temp: 44.4

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Water coming up slowly. 2ft increase in the last two weeks. need water from the truckee.

    1 (Spot) caught dragin a jig in deep water 17-20 feet. Tried crankin and Rippin on points and rock with no takers. Need a little warmer water and for it to rise. Going over the hill in 2 weeks to fish Berryessa. Hope the bite is better over there.
    City: Fernley

    Tips: Still fishin deep and slow!

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

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    Water Temp: 41.3

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: On water at 11 am fished until 4pm.2 fish (white bass) spooned in 20 to 24 feet of water off point on the west end of the narrows. Missed 2 bites on a hula grub. Fish looked to be suspended in 18 to 30 feet of water. No reaction bite. Daughter through rip bait and cranks no takers.
    City: Fernley

    Tips: Fish deep and slow. Ran into Ice patches on Fallon or dam side. Silver springs Ramp is in water, but levels are Low. Be careful!!!!!

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

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    Water Temp: 70's

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: I've been hitting the lake about every other weekend for the past couple months. Water is way down, to the point where I'm afraid to launch my boat (heard of 2 outdrives and several props getting torn up in recent weeks), so I've been float-tubing the east end of the lake. The white bass are so thick, you can't keep them off, and can't get through them to catch anything else. I've been averaging 20-25 fish per hour on just about anything you throw at them...in-line spinners, grubs on darter heads, or any minnow imitation crankbait. Most fish are in the upper 10' of the water column, and out in water over 6' deep. Time of day and weather conditions don't seem to matter. Fish are mostly small, with the occasional decent size one thrown in here and there.
    City: Fernley

    Tips: This would be a great time to take the kids fishing. Fish from shore along steeper areas with access to deeper water. Blue Fox vibrex spinners (silver works the best for me), Rapala minnows, Berkley gulp grubs on darter heads, you name it, it'll work, as long as it moves.
    If you're after wipers, walleye, or black bass, throw bigger, heavier baits, but don't be surprised if the white bass hit them, too.

Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

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    Water Temp: 68-71

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: fished 1.5days caught 8 smallies 10 large mouth 2 spots and 10000000 white bass all on cranks and football jigs-lots of labor day boat traffic biggist largmouth 3.5lb spots and smallies all under 1.5lb
    City: reno

    Tips: crank the narrows and bang rocks and pause all crank bites on pause fish jig very slow

Sunday, April 22nd, 2007

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    Water Temp: ?

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Any fish caught at the NV federation Tournament this weekend? Like to hear whats working? Good fishing.
    City: Fernley

Saturday, April 21st, 2007

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    Water Temp: 46 to 51

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: 29 anglers with only 33 fish weighed in. We were slamed by 2 cold fronts right on top of us. Drop shot, texas rigged creatures, and jerk baits. There are some beautiful fish in that Lake. Most came from the Narrows in 2 to 30'. Very few fish on the Silver Springs Side of the Narrows. Largemouth, Smallmout and Spots were caught.
    City: Las Vegas

    Tips: Besides the Narrows, Fish the Rocky stuff from the Fallon Launch all the way to the dam and around the island. Hit it before the recreationals get there and contact Sierra Nevada Bigmouths regarding future conservation work being set up. Lahaontan is an awesome Lake just bring 1.5 million drop shot weights as it is rocky. www.nevadabassfederation.com

Sunday, September 17th, 2006

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    Water Temp: 66-73

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Didn't really expect to catch any bass due to the front that passed through on Friday, but had to get out. Also figured the cooler weather would keep the wake-boarders and water-fleas off the lake. On the water at 9:30 AM, off at 1:00 PM. Fished the rocks along the north side of the Narrows and caught the heck out of the white bass. Boated at least 30 fish, missed probably twice that many. Mostly small fish, 10" to 12", but caught a few decent sized ones. Lure type & color didn't matter... caught them on everything I threw... Fat-Free shads, Mystic Shad-R's, Wiggle-sticks, Shad-Raps & Vibrex spinner minnows. The only lure I didn't catch any on was a Rattle-Trap.
    City: Fernley

    Tips: Sit in 30-35' of water, throw to the shore, let it sink about 10 seconds, and reel it back slow, stop-n-go. Most hook-ups came right at the boat.

Sunday, September 10th, 2006

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    Water Temp: 68 72

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: my son and i got on the water at 9:00am at the dam boat ramp. we found fish at one of the islands and anchored in 52ft of water. we started jigging with nitecrawlers on a drop shot rig we both hooked up imediatly, for the next four hours it was non stop action we railed over 170 fish, white bass and wipers nothing real big 8 to 11 inches used ultra lite tackel and had a whole lot of fun.
    City: Sparks

Sunday, July 9th, 2006

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    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Fished from daylight to noon. Caught 7 largemouth ranging from 10 to 15 inches and 1 smallmouth about 8-9 inches in the am before 10:00. No fish caught between 10 and noon. I backed off into deeper water with no results.
    City: Carson City

Sunday, May 15th, 2005

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    Water Temp: 60-63

    Water Clarity: Muddy (0-2 foot visibility)

    Report: Caught 8 wipers, two stripers, 2 channels and 2 Walleye. The wipers/stripers were 15-18 inches caught on inflated crawlers and in line spinnerbaits, cats on liver, walleyes on inflated crawlers. The walleyes were decent size 3# and 4#. All fish were released. The bite was good until the "W" (Wind) came up.
    City: CC

    Tips: Slow bounce the crawlers, skim the boild for the wipers/stripers with the spinnerbaits. We will see you on the water!!

Sunday, March 9th, 2003

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    Water Temp: 44-46

    Water Clarity: Stained (2-4 foot visibility)

    Report: Non-existant large mouth bite, Walleyes going, down by the dam on night crawlers. Hope to get some warming water temps in the next month to get the largeies going.
    City: Fernley

    Tips: Fish slow slow and slow!

Wednesday, July 17th, 2002

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    Water Temp: 60+

    Water Clarity: Clear (4+ foot visibility)

    Report: FISHING SLOW DUE HOT HOT HOT AIR. YOU CAN NEVER TELL WHAT YOU WILL CATCH. CATFISH BASS WIPERS ETC. EARLIER GOOD SMALL MOUTH. REMEBER THAT IF YOU EAT FISH OUT OF LAHONTON YOU WILL GLOW IN THE DARK...SAVES ON BATTERIES.
    City: WELLINGTON

    Tips: FISH BIG TUBES IN THE NARROWS