The fishing is pretty good in terms of larger size cutties being landed in the 4-8lb. range, just not seeing huge numbers quantity wise. Beach access is okay but the North and South ends are still closed. The shelves have changed so anglers are looking for access to deeper water. The morning bite has been productive. Big storm with lots of wind and rain today, let’s hope that means the fishing is HOT! 🌊

Nick, Nov. 14, 2017


The temperatures have been around 70 making the fishing on Pyramid Lake a bit slow. Shore fishing is going well during early morning and evening bites. With this warmer weather a boat or float tube during mid day hours are helpful in getting anglers to deeper and colder water where the fish are cruising. We’ve been Landing fish on the popcorn beetle and white Clouser. Let’s hope for some storms coming in and colder weather soon!

Guide Nick Jackson, Pyramid Lake Guides
Guide Nick Jackson, Pyramid Lake Guides


The season is underway and reports are good. Float tubers are doing well with their lines in deeper waters. The lake has a large algae bloom right now, once it clears out the shore fishing should get really good!

Zandie landed this nice Lahontan Cutthroat while float tubing on Pyramid Lake, NV.
Zandie landed this nice Lahontan Cutthroat while float tubing on Pyramid Lake, NV.


If you’re looking for more fun activities to do around the Reno-Tahoe area other than skiing consider a day fishing out on Pyramid Lake just 35 miles north of Reno. Pyramid Lake is home to the world’s largest cutthroat trout- the Pilot Peak strain of Lahontan Cutthroat.

Snow on Pyramid LakeIf the wind is howling and lifts are shut down there is still fun to be had! Windy, stormy days are optimal times for fishing Pyramid. The massive cutthroat make their way to the shorelines with the waves to feed on Tui Chub. The fishing season is from Oct. 1 to June 30, however the colder water temps during winter months create the best opportunities for landing a big one from shore. Our favorite times to fish this lake are right in the line with the ski season being late November to the end of February. March is great fishing as well, however it is also the busiest because of the spawn. If you want numbers go in March, if you want the big one go Nov-Feb.

Dago Bay

We offer skiing and fishing packages tailored to your needs. Shuttling services to/from the resorts and lake beaches are part of your package. You choose the resort and we will handle the rest. Ski passes can be arranged for your party. Our fishing guides have all the equipment you need including waders, ladders, rods, flies, and lures. A gourmet lunch with fresh ground morning coffee are also included. Accommodations are available if so desired; we offer lodging for up to 4 anglers in our cozy Bed and Breakfast located right on the lake. Chukar hunting is also prime time in November on the lake so the trifecta of hunting-skiing-fishing could also be possible if the snow hits early enough! 18 lbs

~CONTACT US FOR A QUOTE FOR YOUR SKI/FISH PACKAGE~ Our booking agent Julianne will be happy to answer all of your questions! 801-706-7836


It’s October 1, 2017 and that means the Pyramid Lake fishing season is now open! The water temps are cooling off around 65 degrees, and the lake is turning over with moss and algae. Once that green clears out the shore fishing should be phenomenal! The bait balls are dissipating but can still be found. The shores are crowded with anglers anxious to get out on the alkaline lake.

Be sure to read Tribal regulations before heading out to chase those massive Lahontan cutties. Be respectful, crimp your barbs, park at least 100 feet from shore, use only artificial flies and lures, know your keep limits, clean up after yourselves, and stay warm!

Winter is here


That time will soon be upon us to search for the elusive 20 pound Lahontan Cutthroat Trout! We’re looking forward to landing these massive cutties on the alkaline lake just north of Reno once again. Our premium custom made ladders are good to go, and the flies are being tied! We’re stocking up on large zebra midge patterns, balanced leeches, woolly buggers, boobies, and popcorn beetles. We were able to land 6 trout over 10 pounds in just 4 weeks last season before the lake closed due to road damage from flooding, and we expect this year to be just as epic. Once the lake re-opened in late February crowds were a bit thick, but the fishing was GOOD. We thank the Tribe for letting us enjoy this amazing fishery!

Contact us to book your guided trip on Pyramid Lake, Nevada– our days are filling up fast! Our outfitter is located right on the lake for your convenience. Lunch, ladders, and gear are always included. Check out our Guided Trips page for more info. or call 801-706-7836.


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…..🎣