Fishing At Washoe Lake
AKA: Washoe Reservoir
What to fish for...
Fishing for channel catfish, white crappie, white bass and hybrid striped bass at Washoe Lake in Nevada.
With a maximum depth of twelve feet, Washoe Lake is managed as a warm-water fishery. When full, the lake has 5,800 surface acres and about 20 miles of shoreline. Visit this gem in the west central part of the state, 5 miles north of Carson City, Nevada, and enjoy the great outdoors and water-sport activities. Anglers pursue catfish, crappie, white bass and hybrid stripers by fishing from the bank or from all types of fishing boats. Washoe Lake State Park has a public boat ramp, picnic areas, campsites, and restrooms. Water levels can fluctuate significantly from season to season.
Primary fish species residing in Washoe Lake
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Washoe Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: NO
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Washoe Lake State Park North Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off County Road 233, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Washoe Lake State Park South Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off Eastlake Blvd, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Washoe Lake State Park Campground - 775 687-4319
Washoe Lake NV Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Washoe Lake State Park
4855 Eastlake Blvd
New Washoe City, NV 89704
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Fishing for catfish, crappie, white bass and hybrid stripers in west-central NV.