- Type: Fishing
NileGuide Expert Says:
Getting up there is a small challenge; being there is a complete joy.
NileGuide Expert tip:
It can be chilly all year in the mountains, bring a sweater.
- Hobart Creek Reservoir sits in a wilderness area atop the mountains, at more than 7,000 feet in elevation, just west of Nevada's state capital. While the reservoir is only five short miles from Carson City, it can only be accessed by four miles of extremely rough, 4WD dirt road. This takes you to the trailhead, from which you'll have to hike for another mile and a quarter. But then you're there! Nestled in pine, fir, willow, alder, and aspen trees, and subdivided by several beaver ponds (in the upper end), this small impoundment is one of Nevada's most beautiful still water fisheries. While Hobart is a popular weekend destination for the 4WD crowd, during the week you can often have the lake to yourself. Trout are not big here, but what they lack in size they make up for in numbers and their willingness to take a fly Type of Fish: Hobart has literally tons of 4–10" brook trout. The populations of rainbow or cutbow trout depend on what was most recently planted by the Nevada Department of Wildlife.