Low water levels caused by persistent drought conditions and irrigation demands at Wildhorse and Willow Creek Reservoirs have prompted the Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioners at the request of the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) to remove the limit on game fish, allowing anglers unlimited take. This regulation is in effect May 15, 2014 and will run through February 28, 2015.
NDOW is concerned that with anticipated low reservoir water levels during the hot summer months the oxygen levels in the water could become low enough to cause a large number of the trout to die. In addition to the possibility of a near total die off of trout, significant impacts are also expected for warm-water game fish species.
"With the conditions as they are we expect to lose the majority of the trout at Wildhorse and Willow Creek Reservoirs this summer," said Jon C. Sjöberg, Fisheries Division Chief. "The purpose of this regulation change is to give anglers the maximum opportunity to harvest these fish as soon as possible before conditions get any worse."
Read more here: http://www.ndow.org/NDOW-Announces-No-Limit-Game-Fish-Wildhorse-Willow-Creek/
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