Topaz Lake Fish Report

Topaz Lake - Gardnerville, NV

by Liz Weirauch

Topaz Lake is now the highest it's been in over 4 years. The bass are starting to show up, buggers, dead drift cray fish. Trout are trying to stay out of the cold muddy water coming in from the inlet canal. THE CARP started showing up in the shallows! for some carp fishing (if you haven't done carp fishing, come in and ask.. it's a hoot!) Olive buggers, damsel nymphs, Carp flies, crayfish patterns and a very stout 8 weight rod. If fishing the LAKE of Topaz, a CA (OR) an NV.. if you turn to do the outlet (Topaz Canal) you must have a NV license. As is, turning to the inlet, you would have to have a CA license. Be informed the Canal area is now marked NO Trespassing about 2 miles from head wall (It is private property).