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Nevada Trout Fishing

All about fishing for rainbow, cutthroat, brook, brown, golden and lake trout in Nevada lakes and streams.

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Trout fishing in Nevada

NV Trout Fishing Waters

You can find trout in many of the waters in Nevada, The major lakes with healthy populations of trout include Lake Lahontan, Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, Lake Tahoe, Pyramid Lake, Ruby Lake, Topaz Lake and Wild Horse Reservoir. Trout can also be found in many rivers and streams in the northern sector of the state.

Visit the Nevada Department of Wildlife website for information about regional trout stocking in Nevada.

Watch trout fishing videos to see trout anglers in action.

Nevada Trout Records

Rainbow trout fishing

Lake Mohave turned out the Nevada state record rainbow trout. The Nevada state record brook trout came from Bull Run, the NV state record brown trout was caught out of Cave Lake and the state record bull trout was taken from the Jarbridge River. Pyramid Lake was home to the state record cutthroat trout and the state record hybrid trout, Hidden Lakes gave up the state record golden trout, Lake Tahoe yielded the state record lake trout. The state record tiger trout came from Ruby Lake.

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

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

Additional trout fishing information

Brown Trout
Brown trout being released.

The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and lake trout. Browns are considered the most difficult to catch and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival of the trouts.

Trout Conservation

Trout fishing waters and information, by state.


The habits of trout.

Trout are considered some of the most difficult fish to fool. Once you locate Nevada waters with a population of trout, the challenge becomes identifying trout flies and lures that will trigger strikes. Visit the trout fishing page to learn more about the habitat each of the trouts prefer.

Fishing boats and boat rentals

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