Hobart Reservoir

– Hobart Reservoir is located at an elevation of 7,650 feet in the Carson Range of the Toiyabe National Forest. The reservoir is owned by the State of Nevada and is used as one of several water sources for Carson City. The initial dam was completed in 1877, which was rebuilt in 1956 following a washout.

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Type of water
Lake or Reservoir
Fishing Report

Fishing has been excellent. Vegetation continues to stay down allowing for great shore access. Brook trout have been cruising the shoreline all day just looking for small dry flies. Terrestrials on or just below the surface around the flooded grass may entice one of the larger tiger trout occasionally found up there. Float tubers have reported lots and lots of fish near the inlet. Peacock colored nymphs under and indicator or slowly retrieved is hard to beat in open water.

Hobart Reservoir Angler Guide Information


Stocking Updates

Stocked Species Inches Date Stocked Year to Date
1012Rainbow Trout9.507-19-20231012
1499Tiger Trout10.207-20-20231499

Pertinent Information

The reservoir covers approximately 10 surface acres and has a maximum depth of 15 feet. Rainbow trout, brook trout, cutthroat trout, and bowcutt trout (rainbow x cutthroat trout hybrid) have been introduced into the lake. Brook trout are the only self-sustaining species. Most trout range from 8 to 10 inches, with some up to 14 to 16 inches. Angler success is highest in August and September. Fly-fishing from a float tube is very popular, but many anglers also throw small spinners and spoons from shore. Due to its high elevation, much of the lake may still be covered with ice in early May. Hobart Reservoir is closed to vehicles, but anglers can hike 1/2- mile from the Ash Canyon parking area to the south end of the reservoir. Many anglers still choose to carry in a float tube for fishing in open water. Nevada Division of State Parks has camping facilities at the reservoir with tables, fire pits, and bear proof boxes for storing food. There is a vault toilet but no potable water, so filter or treat any water from the lake or Franktown Creek.