Guide To The Thrill Of Fishing For Salmon In Nevada
All about fishing for coho and kokanee salmon in NV.
Lake Tahoe is the primary salmon waters in Nevada. Lake Mead has a recorded catch from time to time. The Nevada state record coho salmon came from Lake Mead and Lake Tahoe gave up the state record for kokanee salmon.
Fishing for salmon in Nevada
Coho salmon (silver)
World record: 33 lbs 7 oz
State Record: 8 lbs 12 oz
World record: 9 lbs 10 oz
State Record: 5 lbs 2 oz
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Nevada State Record Salmon
The state record coho salmon (tie) both were caught in Lake Mead.
The record kokanee salmon was taken out of Lake Tahoe
Nevada Salmon Fishing
The preferred method for catching salmon is fly fishing. Depending on the activity level, salmon may be caught on wet or dry flies, as well as a variety of other lures and baits.
About The Pacific Salmon Family
Pacific Salmon are born in and remain in freshwater streams for the early years of life. The number varies by species. Afterward they migrate to the Pacific Ocean waters where they bulk up and prepare for their once in a lifetime spawning run up the freshwater stream where they were born. They will instinctively return to their birthplace, spawn and die. They are found in the streams which empty into the ocean, and adjoining ocean waters.
The preferred method for catching salmon is fly fishing. Depending on the activity level, salmon may be caught on wet or dry flies. For more details check here for articles about fly fishing.
Salmon fishing waters and information, by state.
Learn the life cycle of salmon
The more you know about the life cycle and seasonal migration of salmon, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit Nevada salmon fishing waters. Visit the salmon fishing page for more information about the life cycle of the different species of salmon.
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