Carson Now Fish Report

by Doug Busey

The Topaz Marina and the Douglas County ramp will be open for boat launching. If you plan to stay at the Topaz Lodge I would suggest you call now before it is to late. The Lodge also has an RV camp ground located by the general store.

As in most tournaments, all anglers on your boat must be registered for the tournament, and all California and Nevada fishing regulations will be adhered to. For those Nevada anglers, Don't forget to get your new 2016 fishing license. Special note; you can use a California or Nevada fishing license on Topaz Lake. The weigh in Saturday will be from 6 am to 7 pm, and on Sunday the weigh in will be from 6 am to 4 pm. Don't be late, or it may cost you a new ATV.


When the weather cooperates, the mackinaw action has been good. Average fish has been 2 to 6 pounds with a few in the 7 to 14 pound class. The Cal/Neva area has still been the most productive. Anglers have been fishing 120 to 240 feet of water with Chrome or Silver Flat Fish. Some have been using flashers with a live minnow. Make sure you get your presentation right on the bottom. Top lining has been spotty. Anglers have been long lining #9 countdown Rapalas in 40 feet of water. Deadmans Point or Sand Harbor has been most productive. For more information call Blue Ribbon Fishing Charters at 530-544-6552.


The annual derby is still going strong. Week 9 winners were. Lucas Cunningham from Reno NV with a 4.11 rainbow while Ron Williams from Sparks, Nev. , came in second with a 3.18 pound rainbow. Week 10 was a friend that never invites me to fish with him, Greg Rondy, with a 5.5 pound rainbow trout, while Haul Schlak came in second with a 3.4 pound rainbow.

No tagged trout for the last two weeks, but there were 68 fish weighed in 2 pounds and bigger over the last two weeks. The fishing has been good when the weather cooperates. I did fish with my friend Tom a couple weeks ago and the fishing seemed to get better the more the wind blew. Shore fishing has picked up for anglers using night crawlers or various colors of Powerbait. A little hint, the bigger fish are not always in the deeper waters. For more information call the Topaz Lodge at 775-266-3888.


Last report from the area was 4 to 5 feet of ice and 18 inches to 3 feet of snow on top of the ice. No fishing report have com in for two weeks.


Last report was 5 feet of ice with 2 to 3 feet of snow on top. A couple report from anglers last week the fishing was slow, and the fish were small rainbows.


All located in California will open to fishing on April 30, 2016. Special note: The section on the East Carson from Hangmans Bridge to the Nevada state line is open all year to catch and release with single barbless hooks, lure or flys only.


Open all year to fishing. Use caution when fishing this time of year. The water is faster than it looks and is very cold.


The lake was planted by California Fish and Wildlife last week. The paved road is open and the gate is unlocked. The dirt (mud) road off Diamond Valley is open but I would recommend all wheel or 4 wheel drive. A few angler have been using garlic or rainbow Powerbait off the unimproved ramp and have caught limits of 10 to 13 inch trout. The water level has come up a couple feet and the path around to the dam is not recommended. If you want to fish the dam area, you will have to use the 4 wheel drive path or walk over.

Good luck on your next fishing adventure. If you have a question or a report in our local fishing area, call the Naw line at 775-267-9722. Have a photo of your catch, send it to [email protected] Good fishin and tight lines.

Good luck on your next fishing adventure. If you have a question. a report in our local fishing area or have a photo of your catch, send it to [email protected]. Hope to see you on the waters. Good fishin' and tight lines.

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