Topaz Lake Fishing Report

Topaz Lake - Gardnerville, NV

by Doug Busey

The lake level has gone down  about 5 feet since my last trip. The Douglas County ramp is open, but the docks are out of the water about 3 ft. For smaller boats it may be difficult to tie up. I fished with Tom Blotter from 7:30 to about 1pm last Sunday. We trolled with Rapalas and various spoons. The south end was a little muddy to fish and has become very shallow. Boaters watch your props. We caught six rainbows up to 13 inches. The fish were not stacked in any location, we caught them on the west side in 25 feet of water, as well as 40 feet of water. The shore anglers we saw were not having much luck on either side. Due to the low water, campers were able to get down to the east side and camp along the lake. But for the next month or so, the lake level will be fluctuating  and releasing enough water to ensure we have enough capacity for the spring runoff. I would also recommend not to fish the canal area due to the level of water release.

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.