Hobart Reservoir to open for 2008 fishing season | NevadaAppeal.com

Hobart Reservoir to open for 2008 fishing season

Don Quilici

Hobart Reservoir, a small high-mountain lake located in the Sierra Nevada between Carson City and Lake Tahoe, will open for the 2008 fishing season on May 1 and will remain open through Sept. 30.

You can 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.

Hobart is best when fished from a float tube or a small, inflatable raft in the very early morning hours or the very late afternoon hours.

You can catch Eastern brook, cutthroat, rainbow or bowcutt trout. A bowcutt is a hybrid crossbreed between a male rainbow trout and a female cutthroat trout.

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.

Restricted to only 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. When hiking, keep an eye out for an occasional black bear in this area.

For information, call the Fisheries Division of the Nevada Department of Wildlife at 688-1500 during regular business hours.