Early Morning Rapalas or Thomas Buoyants

Topaz Lake - Gardnerville, NV

27 Inches

by Doug Busey

Water level is way down.  For boaters, watch those willow bushes on the north end.  They are just visible above the water line.  Make sure to keep an eye on the depth finder as those places you fished a month ago, are at least 10 feet shallower.  Early morning Rapalas or Thomas Buoyants have been producing fish. Flasher and a worm have also been productive. As the day goes on you need to get the down riggers out and go deeper. The surface temps are still up even thought he air temps have lowered. Note to anglers using the county ramp. As of January 2019, they will no longer accept cash for day use or boat launching. You will need to purchase an annual pass at the Parks Dept in Douglas County or pay with a credit card. The last day to fish the lake this year will be September 30, 2019. Then will close until January 1,2019.

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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