Although Nevada is widely known as a dry state, it is home to over 200 lakes and reservoirs and 600 streams and rivers, which provide nearly 400,000 surface acres of sport-fishing opportunity.

Nevada is a land of contrasts, from high alpine lakes in Elko's Ruby Mountains to desert lakes such as Walker Lake near Hawthorne. The majority of Nevada's fishable stillwaters consist of man-made reservoirs that vary in size from one acre to the 115-mile-long Lake Mead. A good portion of the pristine waters of Lake Tahoe are in Nevada.

Nevada's fish species vary as widely as our geography. Species include native cutthroat, redband, and rainbow trout, non-native brown, brook, and mackinaw trout, largemouth bass and channel catfish. Lake Mead and Lake Mohave are best known for their large stripers.

Sparkling lakes and rivers provide numerous opportunities to test your angling skill. Try some of the suggestions here, then as you become more familiar with the forest, go exploring on your own.

To prevent over fishing and to give the fish a chance to reproduce naturally, rules and regulations have been made. Several lakes and streams are closed to fishing year around. Some lakes and streams are catch and release only. Before fishing, pick up a current copy of the State Fish and Game regulations from our office. Fishing licenses can be obtained from local sporting goods stores. Failure to obtain a fishing license or to follow rules and regulations can result in stiff fines.


On The Lake

Tahoe Sport Fishing Co.
(775) 586-9338

Reel Deal Sportfishing

On The Truckee River:

Four Seasons Fly Fishing

Chuck’s Charter Fishing

Gillian's Guide Service
(775) 351-6665

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