Hobart Reservoir closes on Sunday, Sept. 30 | NevadaAppeal.com

Hobart Reservoir closes on Sunday, Sept. 30

Don Quilici

Hobart Reservoir, a small, high-mountain lake located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains between Carson City and Lake Tahoe, will close to fishing on Sept. 30.

To reach the reservoir, you drive on a dirt road in Ash Canyon, on the west side of Carson City. You can drive to a chain across the road, which marks the boundary of the Nevada State Parks System vehicle-prohibited area.

From that chain, it’s about a one-mile hike downhill to reach the reservoir.

However, remember that it is a steep, UPHILL hike on the return trip to your vehicle.

The reservoir contains Eastern brook, cutthroat, rainbow or bowcutt trout (A bowcutt is a hybrid crossbreed between a male rainbow trout and a female cutthroat trout).

The largest trout entered in the Nevada Trophy Fish Record Book for Hobart Reservoir is a 2-pound, 2-ounce cutthroat, although it is acknowledged that much larger trout have been taken from there in past years.

The fishing hours are one hour before sunrise to two hours after sunset.

The limit is five trout, only one of which may be longer than 14 inches.

Fishing is restricted to artificial flies or lures, with a single barbless hook.

You must possess a valid Nevada fishing license and a Nevada Trout Stamp.

For information, call the Nevada Department of Wildlife at 688-1500.