Guide To Fishing At Lake Lahontan
AKA: Lahontan Reservoir
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.
Anglers can pursue 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.
What to fish for...
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.
Primary fish species residing in Lake Lahontan
Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.
Lahontan Reservoir Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: NO
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Lake Lahontan Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off S Beach Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.
North Shore Marina Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off Lincoln Highway, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Primitive Camping only.
Lake Lahontan NV Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Lahontan Reservoir State Parks Division
16799 Lahontan Dam Rd
Fallon, NV 89406
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Lahontan Reservoir in Nevada.
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Fishing for bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, trout, sunfish and striped bass in western NV.