Restoring A Popular Fishery in Nevada

Posted Monday July 24, 2017 by wf_admin

Two million fish were restocked into Nevada’s Rye Patch Reservoir, thanks to support from Wildlife Forever. The reservoir’s trophy game fish population was completely lost in 1992. Prior to its draining, the reservoir produced many trophy walleye over 10 pounds. In fact, the state record walleye – weighing 14 pounds, 14 ounces – came from Rye Patch. Once the reservoir started refilling, the fish restoration began — with yellow perch, walleye, white crappie, spotted bass, Sacramento blackfish, rainbow trout, channel catfish, and wipers stocked into the reservoir.