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Boaters are bagging limits of rainbows averaging 16 to 18 inches while trolling on Topaz Lake.
“The fishing is very good,” said Chuck Fields at Topaz Landing. “Anglers are using Rapalas and nightcrawlers in the top 10 feet of water to catch the trout.”
Shore anglers aren’t taking home limits, but they are nailing some quality trout also while tossing out inflated nightcrawlers, Power Eggs and PowerBait. “The anglers wading out and casting their bait into deeper water are doing best,” he noted.
Anglers were still able to launch at Topaz Landing at press time, but that could change as the water level drops. “The lake level dropped six inches in the past week after rising 2-1/2 feet,” he noted. “If the level drops another1 foot, we won’t be able to launch.”
Trout fishing on the West Walker River was excellent on the opening weekend of trout season, though the weather was a little chilly, according to Pam Hamic at the West Walker Motel in Coleville.
“Anglers found the top action while using salmon eggs, worms and Panther Martin spinners,” she said. “The top areas were Mountain Gate, Four Trees and the junction of the West Walker and Little Walker River. For example, Mike Kubota and Dan Price landed limits of rainbows ranging from 1 to 3-1/2 pounds while fishing by Four Trees.”
The water muddied up a bit with the snowmelt, but anglers are still hooking good numbers of robust rainbows.
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