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    Knott Creek Reservoir, NV

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    Knott Creek Reservoir — Humboldt County (Pine Forest Range)


    Season is open from the second Saturday in June through November 15. The limit is one trout per day, one in possession with a minimum size of 18 inches. Hours: any time of the day or night. Only lures with single barbless hooks may be used.

    Boating Regulations

    Boats must be operated at a speed that leaves a flat wake.

    Fish Species

    • Rainbow Trout
    • Brook Trout


    Camping is available around the reservoir, but be aware there are no bathrooms or trash cans so please be sure to take out what you bring into the reservoir.

    Advice and Tips

    Fly fishermen using emerger patterns and leeches do well. Later in the season fly fishing with damsel patterns and dark wooly buggers are most productive. Other successful artificial lures include flatfish and dark pattern rooster tail spinners.

    We're always looking for advice on fishing the Knott Creek Reservoir, so please feel free to send us an email and let us know how what works:

    Getting Here

    From Winnemucca — Travel north out of Winnemucca for about 30 miles. Turn left onto SR 140 heading towards Denio Junction which is about 100 miles out of Winnemucca. Continue through Denio before turning left and traveling 9 miles before turning south onto the Knott Creek Road. Follow the Knott Creek Road for 7 miles to the junction of Sand Pass Road, then another 7 miles into Knott Creek Reservoir. Be prepared for rough and slippery roads. Vehicles with 4x4 are advised, high clearance is recommended. Towed trailers, cabover and tent trailers are not recommended.

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