These four great guys did an awesome job at Pyramid Lake Guides’ clinic yesterday. The group had wanted detailed instruction on casting technique and a break down of rigs, flies, wind, etc.- Licensed Guide Nick Jackson gave them just what they ordered. Part of the group, two twin brothers, had met Nick in Reno and started their planning from a conversation about fishing gear at Sportsmen’s Warehouse. They were hesitant to go out on Tuesday because of some incoming wind- with some encouragement they made the trek over from Susanville Tuesday morning. Man did they make the right choice! -the fishing was MUCH slower today. These guys absolutely reeled it in on Tuesday with 41 fish to the net, and a few missed! Doug Ouellette’s Original Popcorn Beetle was the fly of choice. Great job guys!
This past weekend was a beautiful calm one on Pyramid Lake, NV. The fish tend to be MIA during such pleasant conditions- but Friday, Saturday, and Sunday were all productive. The beaches are crowded with campers, ladders, and fishermen right now but you can still squeeze in a spot if you get out early enough. Some large fish in double digits were reported. Our clients landed several nice fish Saturday, and we had a great day fishing with friend and client John Cancilla, and guide Doug Ouellette on Sunday. Later in the day Julianne busted out the jig rig and nailed 3 fish in a row cast for cast. Nick mimicked her technique on a floater-no-cator rig popping the midge and nailed a nice Pilot Peak to end the day.
We had the pleasure of providing this great group with some instruction and fly fishing at our Clinic this Thursday on Pyramid Lake. Guides Doug Ouellette, Matt Gilligan, and Nick Jackson bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this unique fishery. Fun group of people- they were great learners and landed some great fish! Thanks to Wayne and the group for the photos and good company.
The guys from Iowa landed near 30 fish this past Monday on Pyramid Lake. Some nice, colorful Pyramid Lake strains (aka Summit Lake strain), and a beautiful Pilot Peak were among the many fish landed. Nice job guys- toughing out the wind and cold! March is a GREAT time to fish Pyramid for the Lahontan Cutthroat- there are several reports of pod sightings right along the shoreline. Get out there!
Check out Pyramid Lake Guides own Nick Jackson with host Jim Litchfield for the latest edition of the Reno Fly Shop Podcast. Nick and Jim discuss flies, gear, and techniques effective for landing the big one on Pyramid. Catch the end for upcoming clinic dates hosted by Nick– great way to learn to fish Pyramid on a budget! Click here for the Podcast, or use the link below.
Guide Nick Jackson had the opportunity to mentor three young, ambitious anglers from California last Saturday on Pyramid Lake, NV. Between the three they caught over 15 fish on a 300 grain sink tip line with Doug’s Popcorn Beetle and a black boobie as flies.
Among the cutthroat caught were two Pilot Peak Strain and weighed in at just under 10 pounds.
Happy New Year! As January brings in the cold weather also brings the colder water. Luckily the fish are still sticking around. There have been recent reports of 18-20 lb. fish being caught at South Nets and at Dago. Indicator fishing is the preferred method lately- try a balanced leech, snow cone, or Doug’s Popcorn Beetle.