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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!

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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.

NICE LAHONTAN CUTTHROAT

Guide Nick Jackson had the day off this Saturday, so what other thing to do but go fishing! He met up with some fellow anglers and headed out to one of their favorite beaches on Pyramid Lake. Between the group there were over a dozen fish landed, with this nice Summit Lake strain weighing in around 8 lbs. caught on a tui chub pattern by Nick Jackson of Pyramid Lake Guides.

Dec 2016

BLACK FRIDAY GUIDED TRIP DISCOUNT

FISH FOR THE WORLD’S LARGEST CUTTHROAT on Pyramid Lake, Nevada just North of Reno.
BLACK FRIDAY DEAL, book a guided trip for 1-2 anglers by 11/27/16 11:59pm PST, for a one day trip dates 01/05/17-02/28/17 and get 20% OFF at $300. Includes gear and lunch! Call 435-901-1921 or fishingwithnick@gmail.com to book

20% Guided Trips in Jan. and Feb.

AFTERNOON BITE ON PYRAMID LAKE

If you’re looking to fish for just an hour or two try heading out between 3:30-5:00pm ish. The afternoon bite is typically productive! We landed both Summit Lake and Pilot Peak strains of Lahontan Cutthroats two consecutive days in a row; using white and chartreuse tadpoles and Doug’s Original Popcorn Beetle.

NOV 2016

Summit Lake Cutthroat
Summit Lake Cutthroat

PYRAMID LAKE SEASON OPENER

The search for the massive Lahontan Pilot Peak Cutthroat Trout continues, but it will be a month or two before water temps are cool enough to bring these world record cutties into shore. In the meantime, please use caution in your water crafts- if the wind picks up get to shore and throw a zig jig instead! (Creator of the Zig Jig, Richard Cross, will be at the lake this week- keep an eye out for this legendary angler!)

We hope you all have a fun and safe opener out at the lake! We are so excited to see what big fish this season will bring, hoping to see more 20 pounders and even bigger….

Happy fishing everyone, and please remember to respect the Tribe and the lake, and follow all regulations!

PYRAMID


RENO FLY SHOP PODCAST

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.

http://renoflyshop.libsyn.com/ep013-nick-jackson-trout-bum-guiding-around-the-world-and-fly-fishing-pyramid-lake