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Fishing At Lake Lahontan

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Fishing for largemouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, white catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, rainbow trout, white bass, yellow perch and hybrid striped bass at Lake Lahontan in Nevada.
Lake Lahontan, NV

Known for its fluctuating water levels, Lake Lahontan is a 10,000-acre lake with 69 miles of shoreline when full. This reservoir on the Carson River affords fishing enthusiasts the opportunity to pursue various fish species, including bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, trout, sunfish and striped bass. The lake is situated in the western part of the state, at Silver Springs. Amenities are extremely limited, so bring everything with you. If you plan to camp, there are primitive camping areas near the lake, with no facilities. Particularly in summer, the fishing tends to be best in the cleaner water, in the large basin near the dam. There is a boat launch ramp at Lahontan State Recreation Area. Many areas around the lake provide access for portage of canoes, kayaks and small boats.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Lahontan

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Largemouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish White catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Rainbow trout White Bass Yellow Perch Hybrid Striped Bass

Lahontan Reservoir Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: NO
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: YES

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Primitive Camping only.

Lake Lahontan NV Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information
Lahontan Reservoir State Parks Division
16799 Lahontan Dam Rd
Fallon, NV 89406
775 867-3500

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