The water level is high and clear

Topaz Lake - Gardnerville, NV

by Doug Busey

The water level is high and clear. The Douglas County park is open for camping and boat launching. All three ramps have been adjusted to be utilized. With the lake level so high, the dry camping on the east side is not available past the main cove. I fished this week with Reed Mitchell from Gardnerville, NV. We started about 8:30 and fished until the extreme winds came up around noon.  We caught and released 5 trout and one smallmouth bass. I have known Reed for 15 years, yet we have not fished together until now. We have swapped many fishing stories over the years, but I did not know he had never trolled before. His first fish trolling was a nice smallmouth bass. I think he is now hooked on trolling.


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.