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Volunteers needed for kids’ fishing days

Hello, fellow anglers.A few things to mention this week:Remember Nevadans or those who fish Nevada waters, as of Saturday, you will need to renew your license.

Although down the road a bit, it is important to mention that the 2008 Kids’ Fishing Derby at Lampe Park in Gardnerville is May 31 and June 1. How would you like to be a volunteer? Sure could use your help. You don’t even need to know how to fish to make a difference in a child’s life on this special weekend. For more information, you can call (775) 267-2724 or you can send an e-mail to KFDVolunteers@aol.com. You can volunteer one or two days.

For the Sawmill Pond Kids’ Fishing Day, we have not chosen a date yet. Right now we are looking at May 31 or June 7. I will let you know soon as I hear to give you plenty of time to plan for the event.

Now let’s see where can we fish when we have 2 to 15 feet of snow around most of our lakes:

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE: Last week a customer of the Sportsman came in to ask where to fish? Jack and Rick turned the angler on to Dennis Mitchell. A day later, the man came back to thank them for a good recommendation. From the generous tip, three anglers went out and caught their limits of Mackinaw trout. When you can get out fish, Reagan Beach to Ski Run area has been productive. Shore fishing at Cave Rock ramp has been slow to extremely non-productive. For more information, call the Sportsman at (530) 542-FISH.

NORTH LAKE TAHOE: Gene St. Denis brought out his GPS and headed for Dollar Point. Trolling dodgers in a whiteout is a feat in itself, but paid off very nicely. St. Denis reported catching an 18-pound Mackinaw and a couple smaller ones. For more info, call Blue Ribbon Charters at (530) 544-6552.

CAPLES LAKE: John Voss told me, they have 3 to 4 feet of ice with 2 to 6 feet of snow on top of that. Does not sound fun to me. To give you a comparison, Kirkwood has 300 inches of snow.

RED LAKE: With our last storm, the lake received 3 to 5 feet of new wet snow on top of 4 feet of ice. If you decide to fish the lake, move away from the shore where the ice is not 5- to 6-feet thick. The farther out you go, the thinner the ice will be. Please always use caution and fish with a partner.

INDIAN CREEK: As of last weekend was still closed on both entrances due to snow. With our warming temperatures down in the valley, there is a slight possibility it may be accessible by this weekend. I will be going up to see if it is on Saturday. Keep your fingers crossed.

TOPAZ CASINO DERBY REPORT: In first place with the biggest fish caught this year, Tony Hemmah of Wellington caught a 6.1-pound rainbow trout, giving him $50. Second place went to Ron John, who caught a 4.11-pound rainbow trout worth $25, and Ron Huett caught a 2.3-pound tagged trout that paid $50.

TOPAZ LAKE REPORT: Shore fishing has been slow. Boaters have picked up some 16 to 23 trout with medium gold and silver cow bells and a night crawler in 30 to 45 feet of water. A special thank you to Obanion Fish Hatchery in Smith Valley. Last year, the hatchery donated two plants of large, high-quality trout.

PYRAMID LAKE: Not many reports due to the weather. One exception, Don Quilici of Carson City told me Californian Ryan Hueber caught a 10-pound cutthroat on Feb. 18, then on Feb. 21 he was back at the north nets to catch a 10.12-pound cutthroat on the same black fly.

MASON VALLEY COOLING POND IN WABUSKA: Some anglers have been catching channel cats from 8 to 10 inches. Dave Rodway of Gardnerville caught a nice 2- and a 1 1/2-pound channel cat two weeks ago using night crawlers and a marshmallow. He also told me he caught a couple small bass and a nice bluegill that got away right on shore.

WILDHORSE RESERVOIR: Located 60 miles north of Elko. Great for ice fishing, but a long way to go. Four anglers from California fished for four days last week and caught 835 perch, four channel catfish, and their limit of trout each day. For more information, call the Wildhorse Resort at (775) 758-6472.

Good luck in your fishing ventures. If you get a picture of your catch, drop it off at the Tahoe Daily Tribune or e-mail it to syingling@tahoedailytribune.com. You could be in the Naw Hall of Fame and have a chance to enter the fishing photo contest. If you have any question in our fishing world, call the Naw line at (775) 267-9722.

Good fishin’ and tight lines.

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