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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.

Cheeky Reel



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.

34in, 18 lbs.


15 lbs. on Popcorn Beetle

Bo Johnson of Salt Lake City, UT landed this nice 15 lb. fish just off of North Nets, Pyramid Lake, NV. It bit on Doug Ouellette’s Original Popcorn Beetle, with a Cheeky Reel. They waded out a few feet off of shore around 2 pm and by sundown had this fish on the line. The bite seems to really spark up right around dusk. Try this popcorn beetle, or a balanced leech.  bo

Bo Johnson, Nov, 25, 2015, Guide: Nick Jackson


Colder water temps are bringing the fish into the shorelines! BIG fish are being landed! Try a snow cone, black or white bugger with Doug’s popcorn beetle, or a balanced black or white leech.

NOW BOOKING: Clinic on March 12, 2016. $150 per person, guide, ladders, flies, and BBQ lunch provided. Fills up fast- BOOK AHEAD at fishingwithnick@gmail.com or 435-901-1921


Photo: Needles- Pyramid Lake, Nick Jackson

Pyramid Lake Season Starts Oct. 1, 2015

Looking forward to the upcoming season on Pyramid Lake! Utah Guide Nick Jackson will be taking his knowledge and fly fishing expertise up to the alkaline lake near Reno, NV this winter. Pyramid Lake is home to Summit Lake Cutthroat Trout and the more covetous Pilot Peak strain of Cutthroat- once known to grow up to 60 lbs. The strain was thought to have gone extinct after being over harvested in the early 1900’s, but a Utah biologist rediscovered the strain in a distant river and confirmed that the DNA matched the giant Lahontan strain from the ancient lake. Check out our contact page to book a trip this winter season- when the wind is blowing, the waves are rolling, and fishing is at it’s prime!

Cutthroat Pyramid Lake
Popcorn beetle