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Nevada Fishing

All about fishing in the Silver State

Lake Mead, Nevada

Typically Nevada is perceived as a barren, hot, dry desert. Some parts are. Other areas include high-country lakes, trees and snow ski areas. Nevada offers the full spectrum of fishing, from trout and salmon fishing in Lake Tahoe, to bass, crappie, catfish and striper fishing in Lake Mead and Lake Mohave.

The state of Nevada offers a wide variety of fishing opportunities. Here, you can fish for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, white catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, brook trout, brown trout, lake trout, bluegill, green sunfish, pumpkinseed sunfish, redear sunfish, white bass, yellow perch, coho salmon, kokanee salmon, stripers, northern pike and tiger muskie in local lakes, rivers, ponds and/or streams.

Major Nevada Lakes

Nevada major lakes and fish chart

Lake & Fish Chart

This chart shows the major fishing waters in Nevada, cross referencing these waters with the major types of fishing to be found in each of the lakes. See the complete list of fish species in NV, including state records.

Nevada Fishing Lake Sizes & Locations

Lake Lahontan is a 10,000-acre lake in the west-central part of the state, at Silver Springs, NV.

Lake Mead is a 160,000-acre lake on the southeast border of the state, between Henderson and Overton, NV.

Lake Mohave is a 28,800-acre lake on the arizona border in the far southeast corner of the state, at Laughlin, NV.

Lake Tahoe is a 123,000-acre lake on the western border of the state, at Glenbrook, NV.

Pyramid Lake is a 120,000-acre lake in the west-central part of the state, 4 miles north of Nixon, NV.

Ruby Lake is a 15,000-acre lake in the northeast part of the state, 5 miles south of Ruby Valley, NV.

Rye Patch Reservoir is a 11,000-acre lake in the northwest part of the state, 35 miles southwest of Winnemucca, NV.

Topaz Lake is a 1,200-acre lake on the southwest border of the state, 8 miles southwest of Wellington, NV.

Washoe Lake is a 6,300-acre lake in the west central part of the state, 5 miles north of Carson City, NV.

Wild Horse Reservoir is a 2,800-acre lake in the north-central part of the state, 12 miles south of Mountain City, NV.

Beautiful Lake Tahoe in Nevada

NV Department of Wildlife

Click here to obtain a Nevada Fishing License. Enjoy additional information about fishing in Nevada when you visit the Nevada Department of Wildlife website.

Lake Tahoe is home to excellent fishing for big mackinaw trout

Fishing Guides Serving Nevada

We are looking for information on local guides who offer services within Nevada. You can find a listing of NV fishing guides here. If you are a fishing guide in Nevada or know of a good resource, please send us information for consideration.

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Boating In Nevada

Visit AA-Boats-Boating.com to find information about fishing boats in Nevada and other boating information. Be sure to visit section dedicated to fishing activities for kids in NV.

 

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Fish for big bass in Nevada

Excellent largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fishing opportunities are available to anglers in NV.

Fish Species in Nevada

Fishing for bass in Nevada

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

NV State Record: 12 lbs 0 oz

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

NV State Record: 8 lbs 11 oz

Spotted Bass

Spotted bass

World record: 9 lbs 8 oz

NV State Record: 4 lbs 6 oz

Fishing for catfish in Nevada

Channel Catfish

Channel catfish

World record: 58 lbs 0 oz

NV State Record: 32 lbs 7 oz

White Catfish

White catfish

World record: 22 lbs 0 oz

NV State Record: 17 lbs 4 oz

Fishing for crappie in Nevada

Black Crappie

Black crappie

World record: 6 lbs 0 oz

NV State Record: 3 lbs 2 oz

White Crappie

White crappie

World record: 5 lbs 3 oz

NV State Record: 3 lbs 1 oz

Fishing for walleye in Nevada

Walleye

Walleye

World record: 25 lbs 0 oz

NV State Record: 15 lbs 4 oz

Fishing for trout in Nevada

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout

World record: 42 lbs 2 oz

NV State Record: 16 lbs 8 oz

Cutthroat Trout

Cutthroat trout

World record: 41 lbs 0 oz

NV State Record: 24 lbs 12 oz

Brook Trout

Brook trout

World record: 14 lbs 8 oz

NV State Record: 5 lbs 10 oz

Brown Trout

Brown trout

World record: 40 lbs 4 oz

NV State Record: 27 lbs 5 oz

Lake Trout

Lake trout (Mackinaw)

World record: 72 lbs 0 oz

NV State Record: 37 lbs 6 oz

Golden Trout

Golden trout

World record: 11 lbs 4 oz

NV State Record: 0 lbs 15 oz

Fishing for panfish in Nevada

Bluegill

Bluegill

World record: 4 lbs 12 oz

NV State Record: 3 lbs 10 oz

Green Sunfish

Green sunfish

World record: 2.1 lbs

NV State Record: 1 lbs 13 oz

Pumpkinseed Sunfish

Pumpkinseed sunfish

World record: 2 lbs 4 oz

NV State Record: 0 lbs 15 oz

Redear Sunfish

Redear sunfish

World record: 5.4 lbs

NV State Record: 2 lbs 5 oz

White Bass

White Bass

World record: 6.8 lbs

NV State Record: 4 lbs 0 oz

Yellow Perch

Yellow perch

World record: 4 lbs 3 oz

NV State Record: 1 lbs 8 oz

Fishing for salmon in Nevada

Coho Salmon

Coho salmon (silver)

World record: 33 lbs 7 oz

NV State Record: 8 lbs 12 oz

Kokanee Salmon

Kokanee salmon

World record: 9 lbs 10 oz

NV State Record: 5 lbs 2 oz

Fishing for striped bass in Nevada

Striped Bass

Striper

Saltwater world record: 81 lbs 14 oz

NV State Record: 63 lbs 0 oz

Fishing for other species in Nevada

Northern Pike

Northern pike

World record: 55 lbs 1 oz

NV State Record: 27 lbs 0 oz

Tiger Muskie

Tiger muskie

World record: 51 lbs 2 oz

NV State Record: 17 lbs 10 oz

By clicking on the images and links above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about the selected species.

Fishing information for each state.