LATE SEASON FISH, SOUTH NETS OPEN

It’s late in the season and the Lahontan cutties are headed into colder water, but nice fish are still being landed if you are willing to put in the work. Grant, Evan, and Jack went out this weekend after College finals and landed some nice beauties.

South Nets is now open, Washout and Monument are still closed. Get out there while you can- we thank you all for a great season. See you in Fall, enjoy your Summer everyone! We hope to see you at the Green River Utah in the meantime…..🎣

Jack

Evan

IDAHO BOYS ON PYRAMID LAKE NV

We had a great weekend of fishing during the first couple of days of April with a group of guys out from Idaho and Boise Valley Fly Fishers. The first day it was tough but we managed to land around 20 between the group of 4, Sunday was great and the group landed 53 cuttys! The group was primarily streamer fishing, and the trout seemed to favor the Popcorn Beetle. It was a great couple of days, here’s a look at our trip:

GarrettIdaho groupAustinSunriseBert landed the biggest fish of the trip weighing at about 10 pounds. We landed the beast in one of Steve Adkins custom made nets. Net made by Steve Adkins, MT Nets

LAHONTAN MONSTERS

The March spawn is on and some big fish are headed into shore on Pyramid Lake Nevada! Captain Bruce A. Smith out of Southern California  landed a massive 21 pounder last week and Guide Nick Jackson landed a fat 18 pounder this week. The fishing is good and the storms have made it even better. Get out there with an indicator or a streamer!

Bruce Smith
Nick Jackson

MARCH FISHING ON PYRAMID LAKE

The fishing is great right now on Pyramid Lake! We recently had the pleasure of guiding five gentlemen out from Southern Utah. The guys were experienced Anglers and a blast to fish with. They were very dedicated and had 181 fish to the net during their 3 day trip! Including 82 on the third day with a 10+ pounder in there!

Utah boys

Indicator and streamer fishing are both doing well, so get out there and let’s see how many fish you can land! We’d love to see your pictures and please follow us on Instagram and Facebook!

Danny's beast

MARCH FISHING ON PYRAMID LAKE

The fish are in spawn mode and are gathering near shorelines. The fishing is good and numbers and to the net are high! Water temps are up a bit bringing the cutthroat into shore.

Les and Hayden out from Utah landed around 30 fish yesterday from just 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nice job guys, let’s get some double digits!

Les

FISHING IS GOOD! THE BREAK DID US WELL…..

After being closed for just over 5 weeks Pyramid Lake is back open and the fishing is GOOD! Lots of 10+ lb. fish are being landed. Yesterday we landed 25 fish between the 2 of us and had at least 3 doubles on– no big boys but great numbers. Double We fished the afternoon from 1pm to 5:45pm at one of the open beaches. Right now North Nets to Shot Dog are the only areas open to fishing. Indicator and streamer fishing are both producing– we had a few inches of snow last night, the lake is blown out on some beaches, but the wind looks right for good fishing! The pre-spawn is starting soon so give us a call to book your guided trip on Pyramid Lake, and let’s get you that 20 pounder! 435-901-1921Red

 

RE-OPENING NORTH NETS TO SHOT DOG SATURDAY FEB. 18TH

The Tribe has issued a press release stating that beaches from North Nets to Shot Dog will be open for recreational use starting Saturday February 18th, 2017. Channel 2 News reports the following article:

“Pyramid Lake Opens to Limited Recreational Use

Posted: Feb 17, 2017 2:06 PM MSTUpdated: Feb 17, 2017 

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe says they are opening Pyramid Lake to limited recreational use and that public safety due to flood recovery is still a concern.

From Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe:

Nixon, NV:  After over two months of recovery from extensive flood damage, the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe has opened some areas of Pyramid Lake to the public for recreational activities including fishing, boating, camping, and day use.  The Tribe has designated the beaches from North Nets to Shot Dog as open to the public, effective Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Tribal Chairman, Vinton Hawley, stated “These particular beaches are accessible by the public, however, caution should be taken when using any of the beach access roads due to damage caused by flooding and on-going runoff.”  Chairman Hawley also urges the public to be aware that that the floods and fluctuating water levels and erosion have resulted in new drop-off areas, unstable sand walls, and debris in the beach areas. 

The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe has dedicated over $1 million dollars of its own funds to make the necessary repairs to access roads and the boat ramps at Pelican Point so that Pyramid Lake could be re-opened to the public.  The Tribe is continuing its recovery efforts to make more permanent improvements and repairs on the boat docks and several beach access roads. 

Chairman Hawley urges the public to stay within the limited beach access areas, and reminds them that all tribal regulations will be strictly enforced.  He also requests that the public respect the areas subject to road closure.  Closed roads will be clearly marked.  The depth at the end of the boat docks at Pelican Point is about 3 feet, so boaters will launch at their own risk. The water may not be deep enough to accommodate larger boats.  For all public users of Pyramid Lake are asked to respect the Tribes regulations for the safety of all.  Limited beach access is effective until further notice.”

PLG

PYRAMID LAKE PARTIAL OPENING POSSIBLE IN TWO WEEKS

Possible opening of partial beaches within two weeks. Please see below from KOLO 8 NEWS and the PLPT Chairman Vinton Hawley.

“Sutcliffe, Nev. (KOLO) — Parts of Pyramid Lake could be changed forever as a result of last month’s flooding. Roads were washed out, boat ramps were damaged and parts of beaches were washed away.

On Monday, February 13, 2017 crews were repairing one of the many stretches of road damaged in last month’s flood.

“They are replacing an old culvert from 1963 to a brand new larger culvert to take more water,” said Don Pelt, Emergency Manager for the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe.

Along highway 446, there are 11 sites where the roadway needs to be replaced. Its condition is preventing the tribe from opening the lake for business.

“We don’t want to let them back out here until it is safe,” said Pelt.

The problems go far beyond the highway. One of the major concerns right now is on the lake’s many beaches. Runoff from surrounding hills cut a five foot high, 50 foot wide canyon in the beach. Tribal officials are concerned someone could drive across the beach and unknowingly fall into the canyon. 

“We’re really looking out for everybody’s safety because of the amount of damage that is not just on the highways,” said Vinton Hawley, Tribal Chairman for the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. 

Hawley says fixing everything will take time and money the tribe doesn’t necessarily have.

$3 million will be paid for by NDOT for highway repairs. An additional $3 million will go to areas like Sutcliffe drive a guardrail remains hanging and the edge of a road drops off to nothing.

“It has changed the landscape drastically, but we are moving past that,” said Hawley.

Not everything will be repaired, but limited parts of the lake could re-open in two weeks. A full opening is expected by April 1st.

Note: This article previously stated NDOT would pay $7 million dollars to repair SR 446. That number was obtained from the PLPT. NDOT corrected the figure, saying only $3 Million would be spent.”

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