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Hobart Reservoir is open for 2006 fishing season

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Location: Hobart Reservoir, a small high-mountain lake located in the Sierra Nevada between Carson City and Lake Tahoe, opened for the 2006 fishing season on May 1 and will remain open through Sept. 30.

How to get there: You can normally drive on the dirt road in Ash Canyon, on the west side of Carson City, to a chain across the road. That chain marks the boundary of the Nevada State Parks System vehicle-prohibited area. From the chain, it’s about a one-mile, downhill hike to the small reservoir. However, be advised, that it’s a one-mile, UPHILL hike on the return trip to your vehicle.

How to fish: Best from a float tube or a small, inflatable raft.

When to fish: Best results are in the very early morning hours or the very late afternoon hours.

What you will catch: Eastern brook, cutthroat, rainbow or bowcutt trout. A bowcutt is a crossbreed between a male rainbow trout and a female cutthroat trout.

Special Regulations: Fishing hours are one hour before sunrise to two hours after sunset. Limit is five trout, only one may be longer than 14 inches. Restricted to artificial flies or lures, with a single barbless hook.

Miscellaneous:

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

2. No overnight camping is permitted.

3. Keep an eye out for the black bear in this area.

Special Note: A city official has requested that people should plan to hike into the lake rather than drive due to the bad condition of the road and to keep an eye out for the sheep grazing in that area.