Nelson Reservoir is located on Nutrioso creek. It has 90 acres (36 ha) with a maximum depth of 24 feet (7.3 m) and an average depth of 8 feet (2.4 m). When the lake stops spilling in the spring, it is stocked with up to 20,000 catchable-sized rainbow trout until Labor Day. Stocking may end sooner if water quality conditions become unfavorable. Nelson Reservoir is subject to algae blooms and excessive weed growth as summer progresses. The lake contains native bluehead suckers and illegally introduced black crappie and green sunfish. The lake once contained brown, cutthroat and brook trout, but none remain today.Fish species include Rainbow Trout, Crappie, and Sunfish.

The best baits for this lake

Strike King Bladed jigs 1/2 oz / Blue Glimmer Thunder Cricket

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LUNKERCANDY Crankbaits Cell Mate Sugar Daddy 6

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Lifted Jigs Jig Heads Iball Jigheads

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XCalibur Jerkbaits Tour Series Jerkbait 95mm - 4 Pack

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Strike King Minnows & swimbaits KVD Dream Shot

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SteelShad Swimbaits 6

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