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Join us at the Sacramento International Sportsmen’s Expo with Doug Ouellette of Pyramid Lake Guide Service, Rick Mazaira of Yosemite Outfitters and Fenwick / Hardy Rep. , Guide Ernie Gulley of Lake Crowley, and artist Dave Bryeans of Wild Trout. Great show with lots of experienced pros! ISE


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


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

Early Season Fishing Report

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!