The Fish Sniffer - Stream Fishermen Pull In Trout Limits
Stream Fishermen Pull In Trout Limits

Written By: Dan Bacher, July 22, 2013
Species: Trout
Location: Walker River- West, Topaz Lake,

Rainbow trout fishing on the West Walker and Little Walker rivers was great over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, reported Pam Hamic at the West Walker Motel.

“Anglers staying at the motel reported catching their limits of rainbows in the 1 to 3 lb. range,” said Hamic. “The best spot was the Highway 395 Bridge area, where the West Walker and Little Walker meet. Anglers found the top action while throwing out nightcrawlers and Rapalas.”

The Northern Mono County Chamber of Commerce and Walker General Store teamed up to plant 1,000 pounds of 3 to 5 lb. rainbows on Monday, July 8, according to Hamic.

George Anderson of the Toiyabe Motel confirmed the top-notch trout fishing in the West and Little Walker.

“Most anglers reported landing limits of trout on the July Fourth weekend,” said Anderson. “The flows in both rivers are still good. The water clouded up a little bit with the recent rain, but the water is now clearing. One angler landed a 24 inch rainbow while fishing salmon eggs on the West Walker on Saturday, July 6.”

Trout fishing at Topaz Lake continues to be slow, according to the Nevada Department of Wildlife. Topaz boating activity has increased and fishing is only productive in the early morning hours. Boat anglers should try trolling Rapalas and night crawlers behind dodgers. Shore fishermen should use Power Bait, Power Eggs, salmon eggs, and nightcrawlers.

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