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    Squaw Creek Reservoir, NV

    Are you looking for an outdoor adventure not to far from home? Then be sure to visit Squaw Creek Reservoir for some great float tubing or shore fishing fun.

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    Squaw Creek Reservoir
    Washoe County

    If you're looking for a Northern Nevada style outdoor fishing adventure that promises never to let you down, then Squaw Creek Reservoir is a must to visit. Not only does the reservoir offer fishing it also offers up some once in a lifetime wildlife viewing opportunities such as: A local Osprey or fish eating hawk, bullfrogs, several different species of birds, turkey vultures, antelope, snakes, wild horses and bats.

    General regulations apply. Season is open year around, any hour of the day or night. Limit is 5 trout and 15 warmwater game fish of which not more than 5 may be black bass.

    Boating Regulations
    No special regulations apply.

    Fish Species

    • Rainbow Trout
    • Brown Trout
    • Largemouth Bass
    • Spotted Bass
    • Bullhead Catfish
    • Green Sunfish

    Camping is available around the reservoir, but be aware there are no bathrooms or trash cans so please be sure to take out what you bring into the reservoir.

    Advice and Tips
    To avoid the wind and get the best fishing in while you can, especially for float-tubes, the best times to fish the reservoir is during the early mornings and late afternoons.

    For fly-fisherman some of the flies that we've found as a constant win for catching rainbows have been black and olive wooly buggers along with bead-head prince nymphs.

    For shore fisherman, you can never lose with Power bait or worms. Don't forget about hot dogs too if you like fishing for Catfish.

    Getting Here
    FROM RENO — Travel east on Interstate 80 to the Wadsworth exit and then travel north on State Route 447 for about 100 miles until you get to Gerlach. Continue to travel North for about another 10/15 miles. Squaw Creek Reservoir will be located on the left side of the road.

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