What kind of fish are in Rye Patch Reservoir?
The reservoir is stocked regularly with spotted bass, wiper (striper and white bass hybrid), rainbow trout, and walleye. In addition, anglers can find white crappie, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, yellow perch, channel catfish, and bluegill. There is a 25 game fish limit for anglers at the reservoir.
How full is Rye Patch Reservoir?
It is located about 22 miles northeast of the town of Lovelock, and is managed by the Pershing County Water Conservation District.
Rye Patch Reservoir.
|Rye Patch Dam|
|Total capacity||213,000 acre⋅ft (263,000,000 m3)|
|Surface area||11,970 acres (48,400,000 m2)|
|Normal elevation||4,136 ft (1,261 m)|
What is Rye Patch?
Rye Patch is located in a trench cut by the Humboldt River and has vegetation consistent with what is found throughout the Great Basin. Sagebrush, grease wood, saltbush, rabbitbrush and great basin wild rye are all abundant throughout the park. (
Is there gold in Rye Patch Nevada?
A rare form of gold, known as chevron gold, is also found at Rye Patch. In fact, gold prospectors from all around the western United States often visit Rye Patch to search for gold. There is no water at the location of the placers, so the most popular methods to find gold are with metal detectors and drywashers.
Where does the Humboldt River End?
Nye County is one of the largest and most mineral rich counties in Nevada. Numerous gold districts are scattered throughout, and one of the largest gold mine in the U.S., the Round Mountain Gold Mine, is located here.
Where are gold nuggets in Nevada?
7 Places In Nevada Where You Can Still Pan For Gold And Silver
- Rye Patch State Recreation Area – Lovelock. Famartin/Wikimedia Commons. …
- Dutch Flats – Humboldt County. …
- Virginia City/Savage Mining Company – Virginia City. …
- Ponderosa Mine – Virginia City. …
- Chollar Mine – Virginia City. …
- Washoe County. …
- Silver City – Lyon County.
Can you metal detect for gold in Nevada?
There are tons of great places to metal detect for gold nuggets in Nevada. Perhaps the best known spot is Rye Patch, south of Winnemucca. There are tons of places you can look for gold though. The most productive locations are found throughout Pershing, Humboldt, and Elko Counties.