Illipah Reservoir, Comins Lake, & Cave Lake Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"While the town of Ely, in eastern Nevada, is best known for its elk herd and incredibly cold temperatures during the winter months, the area offers some exceptional fly fishing opportunities. Illipah Reservoir is located in the White Pine Range, 35 miles west of Ely, and sits in the high desert at 6,770 feet in elevation. Illipah is small, around 70 acres, and is managed by the Nevada Department of Wildlife as a put-and-take fishery. The reservoir is stocked in spring and fall with 8" to 10" rainbow and brown trout.
During good water years the reservoir is 50 feet deep at the dam and holdover fish from previous seasons grow large. Angler success is generally good here except during the hottest summer weather. Comins Lake has gained the reputation of Nevada’s newest “superstar” still water. Types of Fish: Stocked rainbows and smaller populations of brown trout. Brook trout in Cave Lake. This eTrail covers the "where, when, and how" to fish in this region. You'll get a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to bring, and the best flies to use."