Adventure Number 1,158 - Smith Creek and Surrounding Areas
With summer winding down, and vacation days running short we decided to take yet another off-roading adventure to a place that we have never been: Smith Creek in Lander County.
And being the adventurous types, we decided to take, what I only admitted after our flat tire, could have been one of the most rugged roads that we have been on to this day. So when off-roading, always be prepared!!! Bring plenty of spare tires, lots of ice and of course plenty of frosty cold and canned beverages.
Smith Creek (including inlet and outlet streams in Lander County):
Season is open year around, any hour of the day or night. Limit is 5 trout.
If you have fished Desert Creek in Lyon County... the fishing is very similar. The water is extremely low and sage follows both sides of the banks making it pretty much impossible for casting.
What worked on those 5-8 inch trout: Simple Grasshoppers.
Smith Creek Reservoir
Working our way down the Creek, we were reminded that the Reservoir remains locked with NO FISHING signs clearly posted around the area. It seems that if you want to fish the reservoir, you will need to ask permission from the land owners, Reno Fly Shop or call NDOW for more information.