Fishing has been fair for anglers going deep for trout

Topaz Lake - Gardnerville, NV

by Doug Busey

The water level has dropped about a foot since the first of the month. Fishing has been fair for anglers going deep for trout. Many anglers have been using down riggers or lead line with a needlefish or a small rapalas. The smallmouth bass have been hugging the hard rocky bottoms and the deeper structures, while the largemouth have been mainly off the large rock areas, like the wall ( which used to be called the S turn) or the rocks outcrop by the Douglas County ramp or by the Topaz marina. Plastic crawpaws or 4" worms in chartreuse or watermelon pattern are my go to baits. No word yet, if the Topaz Lodge will be holding a fishing derby next year.

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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