Ruby Lake NWR Produces State Record Rainbow

Mike Mott and his 16 lb, 8 oz record trout.

On February 18th, Mike Mott, from Elko, caught the new Nevada state record rainbow trout while fly fishing in the Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge.  The Ruby Lake NWR also kicked out the state record tiger trout in 1998 and has produced at least 7 trout over 10 lbs in the last couple of years.

Read all about it over at the Elko Daily Free Press.  Congrats to Mike!

Lamoille Canyon, Elko – September 3, 2010

So, how did I end up at Lamoille Canyon again?  Henry, my oldest son, had a football game in Owyhee, Nevada on Saturday.  Not to many overnight accommodations in Owyhee, so Jen, the wife, and I stayed in Elko on Friday night.  she had never seen Lamoille, so I figured we would go up and check it out.  Of course, I brought my fly rod along.

Jen and I in Lamoille Canyon.

We checked out the canyon and then explored the same ponds we fished on my previous trip Continue reading

Lamoille Canyon, Elko – August 2-4, 2010

I had planned on taking my boys on a fishing trip this summer, but for the life of me I couldn’t figure out where.  I thought of a dozen different places and went back and forth about whether to camp or get a motel room.  As the time approached, I finally decided on Elko.  It’s in Nevada, the fishing is good, it’s not a place I get to fish often and the motel rooms were cheap.  Camping was out mainly because I wanted a little vacation and it was 97 degrees.

The boys as we begin to explore Lamoille Canyon.

So off we went on Monday the 2nd.  We arrived in Elko around 2:00, ate lunch and then checked in.  The room at the Days Inn wasn’t Caesar’s Palace but the room had three beds, which made my boys happy.  We settled in then headed up to Lamoille Canyon to check it out.  Continue reading


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