Topaz Lake Fishing Report

Topaz Lake - Gardnerville, NV

by Doug Busey

The lake is now within a few feet of being full. The Douglas County Park launch facility is open, with a little caution. The east dock is under water about a foot. They do have a buoy to mark the end of the dock for safety. For large boats use the west dock and small vessels use the middle dock. You will have to turn around and back down from the top of the ramp due to high water. But the fishing has been doing well for trollers using Rapalas. I fished last weekend with Renee Heinichen (my better half). We started about 8 am and finished up about 1:30 when the wind started to come up. We caught and released 13 trout and kept a couple for dinner. Most of our fish came on a perch or blk/gld Rapala F5 or F7. But I do have to confess, I was out fished by Renee on this trip by a few fish. I have to admit, I taught her a little too well. But that is what fishing is all about. Teaching, learning and trying to think like a fish. I saw a few shore anglers that did fair using powerbait. I talked with a few other trollers that were using spoons and doing well.

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.