View Full Version : best fishing near reno this time of year??

02-22-2007, 01:29 PM
i was wondering where people have been having luck this time of year. ive heard pyramid is getting better, but ive been skunked the last few weeks out there from shore. i was hucking spoons and using black and olive buggers with no luck. i flyfished the truckee downtown reno last week--didnt get anything but my buddy got one 17'' rainbow on a yellow stonefly. how abouth sparks marina? also, where are the best lakes to go to after ice out? im planning on getting a float tube and some sinking line for my 5 wt.

02-22-2007, 01:49 PM
Pyramid and Sparks Marina are the best bets right now. *Topaz is another possibility if you don't mind the drive. *When the ice melts completely, Stampede is often better than Boca or Prosser since it tends to have more hold over fish in the spring. Davis doesn't get good until May. Frenchman is a good float tube lake by April.

You need to know how and where to fish Pyramid from shore. *PM Mr. Ed or Chick.

02-22-2007, 04:41 PM
hey doc, where is sparks marina?

02-22-2007, 06:01 PM

It's just to the north of Rt80 heading east past the N. McCarren exit.

02-22-2007, 07:58 PM
Another good Ice out reservoir to fish is Hobart Creek Reservoir. Its located up in the mtns above Carson City. Ice out will depend on how good or bad of a winter we had. Ive seen it as early as March and as late as end of April early June. Lots and I do mean lots of brookies. Some rainbows, cutts, cuttbows, and I think tiger trout. The unfortunate thing with the brookies is that they are small. I think the biggest I personnally have pulled out of there is maybe 10 inches. So not much on quality but huge on quantity. They are naturally occuring there. The bows and cutts are stockers and usually range from 10-12 inches with some as big as 14.

I hope youve got a 4x4 though and dont mind a little Nevada pin striping. If you have a quad or dirt bike you can unload where the trail starts and take them up. Just besure to not take them down to the lake same with your truck etc. I have a friend that is a fish and game warden and that is part of his area, and he likes to write tickets. So if you see a tall kinda grizzled looking guy in a uniform with a gun its probably Hank. I havent been in about 3 years and the trail was pretty rough. But I read on the NDOW.org web page the other day that in 2005 they did a lot of dead and burned tree removal and they went through and did some grading and the like so the trail shouldnt be too bad.

Make sure to pick up some local regs on this location. If I remember correctly its single barbless hooks. NO BAIT. Lures and flys only. I dont recall what the limit is. I think it might be 10 fish, but dont quote me on that. No camping. From the parking area the hike down isnt to bad but the hike back out after a full day of fishing toting your waders and float tube kinda sucks unless you part mtn goat.

If you need any other info just shoot me a PM and I will do my best to help you out.

02-22-2007, 08:14 PM
Hobart has special regs and fishing from May1st to Sept 30.
5 fish limit , only one over 14". Single barbless artifical lures only.

Planters: truckee & sparks marina , behind Sierra Sids truck stop
and Casino.

Pyramid at the drop offs, and points,not the shallow areas.
Wino south (Indian head)or north of windless this time of year, for
the west side of the lake.

These are inside of 40 miles...............

Spooner is a sleeper, if ice free.

02-22-2007, 08:47 PM
Hey Doc. Is Sparks Marina Helms Pit??

02-22-2007, 08:54 PM
Yep. The old Superfund Toxic Cleanup site. ;D

The water has tested clean recently. 8-) It got filled up during the 1997 Truckee River flood.

02-22-2007, 10:21 PM
sparks marina is closed for fishing until the first week of may.

02-22-2007, 11:43 PM
I don't think that is the case. The web link I posted still contained info from the first year of operation. They first opened in May that year.

Here is a more recent page that indicates that the season is all year:


Mr. Ed fished there a week or so ago. But we all know what a scofflaw he is. ;) ;D

02-23-2007, 08:43 AM
I would go to pyramid. Don't go when it's too windy though.