The lake is turning over, and there is a large algae bloom filling most of the shore lines. We are hoping for a storm in the next few days to clear the fine green muck out. Fishing has been hit or miss the last week. The winds are picking up today so that is a good sign!
With winter storms moving into the area water temps are dropping- which means good fishing from shore. There were several reports of double digit fish being landed in the past week. The deeper shelves have been more productive than shallower flats, and the afternoon bite has also been producing nice fish. Try Doug’s Popcorn Beetle, a Booby in white/chartreuse, a large Wooly Worm with a red tail, or Tui Chub patterns!
Les and Ben from Ogden, UT landed around 50 fish during their two guided days on Pyramid Lake, NV. The first day started off with a slow morning but ended up as a killer afternoon- Les landed this awesome 14 pounder just after lunch- it was his first fish on Pyramid.
We had a consistent bite the following day with a dozen fish each. Unlike the day before, we got ours on the strip with woolyworms and popcorn beetles (the day prior indicator fishing with midges was the preferred technique). It was a pleasure guiding this two from our home state of Utah- we hope to see them again out at the Mid!
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.
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.
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 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.
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Photo: Needles- Pyramid Lake, Nick Jackson
Guide Doug Ouellette of Pyramid Lake Guide Service reports some nice BIG fish during the first few days of the season. The fish are reported to be deep, so float tubes and heavy sinking line are helpful. Read more about Doug’s 20 pounders here. We’re looking forward to more monster Lahontans on Pyramid this winter season!