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LAKE CLOSURE UNTIL EARLY APRIL 2017- TRIBAL UPDATE

LATEST UPDATE FROM PYRAMID LAKE PAIUTE TRIBE:

“The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe has closed the lake to fishing and other recreational activities for public safety and concern. While State Route 446 is closed for several months for repair, beach access roads are also closed to allow for repair due to washouts. 

Because of fire damage caused by 2016’s Tule Fire, beach roads have been considered dangerous to use, and it is for the public safety that this is necessary. We are remaining optimistic for a sooner date for re-opening, but there are absolutely no guarantees that this will happen. 

A big Thank You! to those crews performing ’round the clock repairs to our roads. Thank you, to the public, for your respect and understanding during this difficult time.”

LAKE CLOSUREALSO, FEBRUARY 2, 2017: The tribe issued a press release stating fishing licenses will not be refunded or prorated. Sales are final.

Road crews are working hard to repair damage, and FEMA has been out to assess lake and road conditions with the Tribe. We understand many repairs and the funding to do so are much needed. The Pyramid Lake Guides team also lives on Tribal land in Sutcliffe on the lake- so we have seen the damage to areas. We were fortunate enough to fish the lake after the flooding the day before the closure.

Jan. 9, 2017- after flooding, before closure.
Jan. 9, 2017- after flooding, before closure.

Thankfully some beaches remain unharmed, most homes were unharmed (a few had some basement flooding), and the road to Reno has remained in tact so we can get supplies from town. The road to Nixon/Tribal Office on State Route 446 is still in bad shape but pilot cars are able to drive Tribal members and school buses through as needed. In Sutcliffe we were without water for a week or so and have been told a temporary fix has been put into place but that a longer term solution will need to be implemented.

Jan. 9, 2017-- after flooding before lake closure.
Jan. 9, 2017– after flooding before lake closure.

In the meantime these massive lahontan cuttys will get big and strong and will be free from distraction during pre-spawn. We anticipate the fishing to be epic the 2017-2018 season! Can’t wait…!

 

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

PLG

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

PLG

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.

FISHING REPORT PYRAMID LAKE

The last few days were very slow on Pyramid Lake, but these anglers stuck it out and it paid off! Bob G. out of Virginia landed his first fish on a fly rod this morning, it weighed in at 13.2 lbs. and was caught on Doug’s Original Popcorn Beetle. BOB

Utah angler Rob Peterson landed his first Lahontan Cutthroat on a black booby on Sunday just before dusk. Nice chromer! ROB

Guide Nick Jackson caught a nice one on Sunday as well, weighing in at 11 lbs. Great job guys! NICK

WORLD RECORD LAHONTAN CUTTHROAT TROUT (Replica)

This replica of the world’s largest cutthroat trout is located in Crosby Lodge at Pyramid Lake Nevada. The cuttie was a Pilot Peak strain of Lahontan Cutthroat Trout and weighed in at 41 pounds in the year 1925. Some fish were unofficially recorded at closer to 60 pounds in the ’20’s and 30’s. After the strain went extinct for several decades, it was rediscovered in a mountain stream and reintroduced by biologists in 2006. The trout are only ten years old so we are hoping to see more record breakers in the coming years. The native Cui-ui fish is a favorite meal for these massive Lahontan cutties.  Join us for the season opener October 1, 2016!

WORLDS LARGEST CUTTHROAT

 

TRIBAL REGULATIONS ON PYRAMID LAKE 2016

As we prepare for the upcoming season opener on Oct. 1, 2016 on Pyramid Lake, NV please make sure you are following regulations. Read below to keep up on the rules from http://www.pyramidlake.us/pyramid-lake-fishing.html

For great fishing tips and about the Pyramid Lake Fisheries program
please visit: 
www.pyramidlakefisheries.org

Welcome to Pyramid Lake, a world class fishery, the site of the world record Lohanton Cutthroat Trout (41 pounds) and the only place in the world where the ancient Cui-ui fish can be found. If you have never fished here before, you are in for a visual treat and some exceptional fishing fun.

Here is some basic information regarding fishing at Pyramid Lake:
1. You do not need a State of Nevada Fishing License, just a Tribal Fishing and/or Boating Permit.
  Boats are required to have current registration from their respective state.
2. Barb less hooks only. We are concerned only with what hooks you have in the water, not your tackle box. You   can have 2 singles, 2 doubles or 2 treble hooks per lure
3. No Bait. No worms, eggs, scent, Power bait or like products, or any organic matter on your hooks
4. Slot sizes. Keepers are 17 to 20 inches or over 24 inches. All other sizes must be returned to the water.
  You may keep 2 of the smaller sizes or 1 small and 1 large. 
5. One stringer per fisherman, no sharing of stringers. 
6. Do not fillet the fish on the Reservation. Rangers need to verify proper size
7. You can fish 1 hour before sunrise and 1 hour after sunset
8. Highly recommend boaters have a marine band radio on board. The Ranger Station monitors Channel 16.
  Coast Guard considers marine band radios as essential part of your boat safety equipment
9. No fishing off the docks. Fishermen fishing off the docks present a safety hazard to boats launching
  and docking, and to the fisherman. 
10. Closed areas to fishing and boating:
      A. 1,000 foot radius around mouth of Marble Bluff Fish Way
      B. 1,000 foot radius around Sutcliffe Fishery spawning channel
      C. 1,000 foot from shoreline of Needles from Wizard Cove to Fox Bay
      D. The Truckee River and Delta
      E. Boats need to stay 250 feet from shoreline fishermen
11. Lahanton Trout Season runs from October 1 thru June 30. Sacramento Perch is open all year round
  and presently you can catch and keep 10 perch per day. Same regulations apply tackle and no
  bait for the perch
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Museum and Visitor Center Photo 2
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribes wants you to have an enjoyable, safe fishing and boating experience. Our Rangers and support staff are happy to answer or clarify any questions you may have about our Regulations. For additional fishing information or questions concerning the regulations please contact the Rangers at 775-476-1155 or plrangers@plpt.nsn.us.”

Have fun out there and stay safe hunting for that 20 pounda!

TULE FIRE THREATENS HOMES AT PYRAMID LAKE, NV- EVACUATION MANDATORY

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families being evacuated at Pyramid Lake due to a wild fire started by lightning. Pyramid Lake Guides functions out of Sutcliffe, NV during the winter fishing season, and out of Dutch John, UT under Dry Fly Utah during the summer fishing season. This week marks the renewal of our fishing guide’s licensing for Pyramid. Originally scheduled for this Friday’s Tribal meeting, our plans to visit our beloved Sutcliffe guiding location changed about two weeks ago due to the bookings in Utah so we didn’t make it out to the Reno area– and we consider ourselves blessed. The Tribe was kind enough to extend our renewal license via mail.

Fire

Our home location on Pyramid Lake was evacuated yesterday and has been out of power for two days, with three or more days likely due to power lines and poles being destroyed in the Tule Fire. Thankfully the winds have died down in the area immediately surrounding Sutcliffe so homes are not in imminent danger anymore, but northern areas are still at high risk. We are praying for the safety of the Capurro family and their ranch(es). Crosby Lodge is unharmed (thank the Lord!). Donations are being transported to locals for ice/water/diapers/food/and other necessities. Keep praying for the families of Pyramid Lake and for the Emergency Responders/Firefighters! Thank you to the volunteers and to the Tribe for updates, and for providing shelter to those in need at the Nixon Gym. Our prayers are with you! (The hills will look a bit bare when the season opens October 1- we don’t think the Lahontan Cutty will mind!)