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    Comins Lake, NV

    Fish over 5 pounds are common, with some fish over 8 pounds reportedly captured.

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    Comins Lake
    White Pine County

    Comins Lake was created in 1953 by the realignment of Highway 93, which created the dam that created the lake. It is fed by both Steptoe and Cave Creeks from the east and Willow Creek from the south. At capacity, the lake covers 410 surface acres with a maximum depth of 15 feet. Average depth is 6 to 8 feet.

    Fishing is allowed year around. Limit is 5 trout and 5 black bass daily and in possession. There is no limit on northern pike (unlimited possession).

    Boating Regulations
    Boats must be operated at a speed which leaves a flat wake and in no case exceeds 5 nautical miles per hour from sunset to 11 a.m. From 11 a.m. to sunset the reduced speed restriction is lifted and water skiing is allowed.

    Fish Species

    • Rainbow Trout
    • Brown Trout
    • Largemouth Bass Trout
    • Northern Pike

    A primitive boat launch is available. There are restrooms on-site. Overnight camping and fires are not allowed.

    Advice and Tips
    Although fishing is usually best in the spring and fall, maintained high water levels throughout the year should improve the summer fishery.

    Fly fishermen should use nymph and damsel patterns in the spring and dark wooly buggers and leeches the rest of the year. Remember to use a heavy leader.

    Bait fishermen should fish off the bottom with Power Bait, salmon eggs, or night crawlers with a minimal amount of weight. Spinners and spoons are popular with the casters, but a fly and a bubble produces excellent results.

    For those willing to brave the elements, weighted jigs (green or yellow) seem to work best for ice fishing.

    Getting Here
    FROM ELY — Travel 7 miles south form Ely off of Highway 93.

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