Angel Lake

Angel Lake is a natural, high elevation, alpine lake that was modified to increase irrigation storage. It lies completely on public land managed by the U.S. Forest Service.

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Region
Eastern
County
Elko
Type of water
Lake or Reservoir
Fishing Report

As of 5/31/24 the road to Angel Lake is closed due to precautionary work being done on the dam. Officials have asked the public to avoid the Angel Lake Area until the work is complete in the middle of next week. The Angel Lake Road is open to the turn-off to the Angel Creek Campground, which is also open.

Angel Lake Angler Guide Information 

05-31-2024

Stocking Updates

Stocked Species Inches Date Stocked Year to Date
1008Rainbow Trout10.909-26-20233722
469Tiger Trout9.808-01-2023469
1096Rainbow Trout9.308-01-20232714
40Rainbow Trout19.407-08-20231618
1503Rainbow Trout9.106-29-20231578
75Rainbow Trout19.406-29-202375

Pertinent Information

The lake sits at an elevation of 8,000 feet, covers 13 surface acres, and has a maximum depth of 35 feet. Brook trout, rainbow trout, and tiger trout are stocked annually, and anglers generally catch between one and two fish an hour and average about five trout a day. Since there is a short growing season, trout tend to grow very little after being stocked, with sizes typically ranging from 8 and 12 inches. Anglers mostly use nightcrawlers, salmon eggs, and power bait, along with small spinners, spoons, and flies. Due to its high elevation and snowpack, Angel Lake is usually not accessible until June during most years, but usually remains open until the first heavy snows in October or November. The entire perimeter of the lake is fishable. A developed Forest Service campground is adjacent to the lake, along with a campground located several miles down the mountain at Angel Creek.