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Stream Fishing Adventures

South Fork of the Humboldt/South Fork State Recreation Area

streamfishingThis stream leading into South Fork Reservoir is habitat for plenty of trophy trout. The trout limit is one and only artificial lures with a single barbless hook may be used. Below South Fork Reservoir, both trout and bass may be caught.

Distance from Elko: 16 miles (25.8 km)
Services: Limited services available in Spring Creek (5 miles-8 km)
Map: #1 on Map

Lamoille Canyon Scenic Byway

Lamoille Creek winds throughout this scenic glaciated canyon and includes several beaver ponds and open, winding stretches of water. Fly fishing for trout is available in abundance. Easy access is provided on this paved road.

Distance from Elko: 25 miles (40.3 km)
Services: None available; limited services in Lamoille (13 miles-21 km)
Map: #2 on Map

Owyhee River

Just below Wild Horse Reservoir, it is possible to catch large trout in the Owyhee River. There are several easy access areas throughout the canyon.

Distance from Elko: 70 miles (112.7 km)
Services: All services available at Wild Horse State Recreation Area
Map: #3 on Map

Bruneau River

This remote area boasts of plenty of fast water fishing for rainbow trout.

Distance from Elko: 75 miles (120.8 km)
Services: None available
Map: #4 on Map

Tabor Creek

This small stream offers both rainbow and brook trout in abundance.

Distance from Elko: 35 miles (56.4 km)
Services: None available
Map: #5 on Map