Jakes Creek Reservoir

Jakes Creek Reservoir, also known as Boies Reservoir, is an irrigation impoundment developed in 1967. The reservoir occurs on BLM and private lands, but is entirely accessible to the public.

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

Jakes Creek Reservoir is full.  Anglers are having fair to good luck catching 13 to 18 inch trout from the shore, boat or float tube. Channel catfish were stocked 5/23/24. Bass fishing is fair to good for fish in the 10″-12″ range.

Jakes Creek Reservoir Angler Information Guide

06-21-2024

Stocking Updates

Stocked Species Inches Date Stocked Year to Date
800 Channel Catfish4.005-23-2024800
1226Rainbow Trout9.904-11-20246260
1544Rainbow Trout8.710-26-20235034
468Rainbow Trout1110-26-20233490
3022Rainbow Trout8.505-03-20233022

Pertinent Information

Jakes Creek Reservoir covers 62 surface acres, with a maximum depth of 16 feet. Rainbow trout, largemouth bass, channel catfish, and an occasional native redband trout (from the upper drainage) are found in the reservoir. The average size of rainbow trout caught is about 12 inches, although larger fish are sometimes caught. Successful baits include nightcrawlers, salmon eggs, Power Bait, small spinners and spoons, and flies. Spring, early summer, and fall are the most productive times to fish for trout. The typical bass fishing lures such as spinner baits, crankbaits, and rubber worms prove successful, but they are generally caught in low numbers. The entire perimeter of the reservoir is fishable for all species and the eastside along the dam and northern shoreline offers the easiest access. As summer progresses, aquatic vegetation increases making fishing from shore difficult, but using a float tube or canoe helps to get out beyond the weeds. Typically, between December and March, this small reservoir freezes enough for ice fishing, with fair to good success for catching trout. There are no developed camping facilities and primitive camping space is limited