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.