Number of Fish Species: 108
State Sportfish: Lahontan Cutthroat Trout
Notable Records: a 5lb 3oz. smallmouth bass from Lake Mohave, a 24lb 12oz. cutthroat trout from Pyramid Lake, a 17lb 10oz. tiger muskie from Barth Pit, a 5lb 10oz. brook trout from Bull Run Reservoir
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Quickcast: Though Nevada is often thought of as a pretty dry state it should be pointed out that this arid state boasts over 400,000 acres of fishable waters made up of reservoirs, lakes and rivers. Beginning in the Northwest one will find the Quinn River which will produce rainbows, brook trout and brown trout. Also in the region is the 10,000 surface acre Rye Patch Reservoir which is home to bluegill, white crappie, largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye, yellow perch, white bass, wipers, spotted bass and channel cats. In the Northeast fishermen will find a few rivers such as the Bruneau River where one can find the special redband trout and mountain whitefish. There is also the Owyee River where fishermen can expect to find rainbows, brookies, brown trout and mountain whitefish. To the far Southeast is the well-known and deep (465 feet) Lake Mead which attracts fishermen for black bullhead catfish, striped bass, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill, channel cats and green sunfish. Heading to the middle Western part of the state are lakes like Tahoe, Pyramid and Walker Lake. Fishing Pyramid Lake will yield Sacramento Perch and cutthroat trout whereas Walker Lake will yield the state fish, the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout. Lake Tahoe is a very large, deep and scenic Lake that has been in the news recently for burgeoning populations of goldfish but fishermen typically target mountain whitefish, lake trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, and kokanee salmon.