This rugged high desert landscape ranges from 4,200 to more than 9,000 feet in elevation, and intersperses sagebrush and otherworldly rock formations with dense stands of aspens. It’s home to northwestern Nevada’s only alpine lakes.
“When it’s on, it’s as good as it gets,” says David. “You can have an outing with multiple fish over five pounds, some topping ten. But when it’s off, even the most talented anglers can get skunked.”