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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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TWO 15 LB FISH IN THE NET TODAY

Guides Nick Jackson and Ryan Dangerfield both landed 15 pound Pilot Peak Cutthroats on Pyramid Lake Nevada this afternoon. Nick was using an Echo reel and Echo Badass Glass rod. Ryan landed his massive trout on a Sage rod and Galvan reel set up. The experienced anglers were both stripping leech patterns, and landed the fish about 20 minutes apart during the magic hour just before dusk.

15.5 lbs weighed (after subtracting the net)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ryan and Nick are fishing guides along side each other year round- both guide on the Green River Utah during summers then head out to Nevada for this amazing fishery in winters. This is Nick’s 2nd season on Pyramid, and is going into season 7 this spring on the Green. Ryan relocated to Carson City this winter to get his feet wet guiding on Pyramid, and will enjoy his 2nd season guiding on the Green come April.

15.1 lbs (after subtracting the net)

ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIPS ON PYRAMID LAKE NEVADA

FISHERMEN’S DELIGHT $475/day- ALL INCLUSIVE FISHING TRIPS TO PYRAMID LAKE! Meals, snacks, drinks (including alcohol), gear, instruction, shuttling/transportation, and lodging included for 2 Anglers*. ($200 deposit/terms required). Here’s your view from the front deck!

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AMENITIES- In addition to full instruction during your guided trip on Pyramid Lake, we offer an all inclusive premium experience. Here’s what’s included during your stay:snowview

Lodging/Beds:

Pyramid Lake Guides lake house (single Wide Trailer with several room additions) is located in Sutcliffe, NV at Pyramid Lake. The grounds include a fully fenced backyard and garden, large wood front deck overlooking the lake, wood stove and Coleman portable hot tub- both to be installed by Feb. 2017 (propane heated currently). The bathroom is fully stocked with Dr. Bronners Peppermint soap, Redken Shampoo/Conditioner, and fresh towels by Tommy Hilfiger. Bedding provided includes, pillows, cotton linens, down comforters, and Coleman flannel sleeping bags. Twin bed in guest room, and pull out bed in living room (sleeps 2), foam sleeping pads (single size- quanity 2), and blow up queen size beds (2) available for sleeping options. We are happy to accommodate up to 4 anglers/guests- please be aware that sleeping pads and/or blow up beds will need to be utilized for parties with more than 2 guests. Up to 2 well-behaved dogs are welcome for an additional $20/day (must get along with 7 yr old black lab/flat coated retriever located on premises, aggressive breeds are not permitted).

guestroom

4k 50″ TV available in main living room, 24″ TV in guest room. Dish TV with Hopper/Joey receivers and all the premium and outdoor channels available (including HBO, Showtime, and the World Fishing Network). Xbox One available with 2 paddles, and array of board games (including Settlers of Catan), Ipod auxiliary hookup with subwoofer and speakers, and an extensive DVD collection all available for your use. Phone service can be limited on Pyramid- please feel free to tether one of our devices with Verizon to check your emails or post your big fish pic on Instagram or Facebook!

living

Washer and dryer available for your use, with Tide detergent. Your Licensed Fishing Guide and Guest Attendant/Chef are in-house to accommodate any of your trips needs- we are happy to help with laundry, cooking, and fly tying!

Kitchen:

We offer a full kitchen available for your use, if you choose to do your own cooking. Dishes are Made in England by Adams. Pots and pans are Farberware made in the USA and are premium quality, cast iron pans by Lodge also available. You’ll find an array of high-quality Williams-Sonoma tools at your disposal. Wustof Classic knives Made in Germany are in-house for all of your cutting needs. Kitchen-Aid mixer, ricemaker, waffle makers, electric roaster, coffee bean grinder and brewer, toaster oven, microwave, Rival Crock-pots, and blender include the electronics in the kitchen.

kitchen

Food:

Rich roasted whole bean coffee is ground fresh and brewed each morning. Take a Stanley thermos full to keep warm on the lake! -we have 2 size options for your trip. Enjoy breakfast with fresh local eggs made to order, or if you’re one to head out early for the morning bite grab a quick granola bar and fruit. Fresh thyme, chives, and rosemary available in the garden year-round, and please help yourself to our spice rack including a variety of brands like McCormick and Lawry’s. Lunches include Boar-Head premium meats and cheeses, with all the veggie fixins and condiments- including fresh cut jalapenos and Sriracha for those who like it spicy. Also included with lunch- chips, bottled water, and a treat. Dinners include an appetizer of gourmet cheeses, fruits, nuts, and condiments, an entrée- typically lemon pepper chicken, potroast, or hearty homemade soups with artisan breads, and a light dessert- typically dark chocolates or decadent cookies. If you’re comfortable in the kitchen please feel free to cook on your own! We are flexible to your needs. We gladly accommodate all special dietary needs and requests.

breakfast

beveragesDrink:

Alkaline drinking water is available hot or cold from an Oasis brand dispenser located in the kitchen. Bottled water and sodas, and hot coffee, tea, or hot cocoa available throughout the day while on the lake. Enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine on us to wind down from your fishing excursion! Premium brands available with all the mixings. We love special requests and gladly accept them ahead of time!

Equipment:FLIES

We use Fenwick Aetos, and Echo rods and Pfleuger reels- to name a few. Nets are of the highest quality in order to be gentle on these massive fish. Custom built light-weight, comfort seating ladders available for up to 4 Anglers. We prefer Scientific Angler and Airflo lines. Flies are tied by Nick (your Guide) onsite in the guest room (one with the twin bed). You’ll find our fully stocked fly tying desk available for your leisure. Materials and hooks (Daiichi, Voodoo Custom Tackle) are of premium quality- get a personal DIY on our vice by Regal from Nick for tying Doug’s famous Popcorn Beetle! -our favorite fly on this lake. Spin fisherman  can get an upclose look at Richard Cross’ Zig Jig tied with marabou. All gear is included- please bring your own weather appropriate clothing, boots, and waders (we strongly encourage Neoprene for this lake). Hand warmers included!

 guiderigShuttles:

Transportation provided to/from Reno Airport and to all beaches on Pyramid Lake, NV. Your ride will be one of our Toyota Landcruisers equipped with Cooper Tires, Titan Rod Vault, and Cabela’s Utility Rack (for ladders). In our guide rigs we always carry a First Aid Kit, shovel, and extra warm clothing for your safety!

Want something that you don’t see? Just ask! We’re here to meet every need when fishing Pyramid Lake.

435-901-1921, 801-706-7836 fishingwithnick@gmail.com

*Willing to accommodate up to 4 guests- $75 extra per Angler per day

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9 INCHES OF SNOW- PYRAMID LAKE NEVADA

Winter conditions in Northern Nevada dropped 9 inches of new snow in the last day, and it’s still snowing! Pyramid Lake is covered in thick powder, and has winds of about 15mph- it is cold! We found good use for this wooden ruler dropped off by Santa this Christmas- it just wasn’t quite to scale for the fish on this lake!

9 inches snow

The massive Lahontan Cutthroats in this lake love to feed near shore during storms, so if you have a truck or AWD and are willing to brave the snowy roads get on out there- send us your pics and we’ll repost on our Instagram @pyramidlakeguides.