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NOVEMBER FISHING 2017

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

WARM WEATHER LATE OCTOBER

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

OCTOBER FISHING- ALGAE BLOOM

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.

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

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.”

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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.”

For the full article click here

FLOODING AT PYRAMID LAKE/RENO-SPARKS

Major flooding in the area has caused many road closures and water outages for residents in Sutcliffe on Pyramid Lake Nevada. Warrior Point is washed out where the pavement ends. WARRIOR

Nine mile is also washed out.NINE MILE

The highway from Wino to Popcorn is washed out/collapsed in three locations.CROSBY LODGE

Local Rangers report that surrounding roads will be blocked with cement barricades this afternoon. South nets literally has a river flowing into it- overflow from a canyon creek.SOUTH NETS

We have heard reports that it’s possible to get to/from town.

Fishing on the lake could be good for those that have access to it! Some areas of the lake are blown out from nearby creeks and the Truckee river overflow. Good luck, and stay safe anglers! Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for more up to date news of Pyramid Lake, NV. @pyramidlakeguides

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