John Cancilla landed this healthy Pyramid Lake strain cutty (aka Summit Lake strain) just before sundown tonight at the Nets on Pyramid. The winds were heading east away from shore and the weather had been calm so we expected the bite to be slow- but John landed this bad boy just 15 minutes in- we didn’t get out to the lake until about 6 and out on the water about 6:30pm. John fished the Truckee river this morning with Guide Doug Ouellette and finished off the evening out at Pyramid with friends Jeff Eichelberger and Julianne Peterson. It was the only fish landed in the short two hour outing- with a few more bites missed by the crew. Overall it was successful day on the water!
Check out this great story about the natural spawn of the Lahontan Cutthroat (LCT). The first sign of natural spawning after the reintroduction of the once thought to be extinct species was in 2014 and the progression continues. Fishery Biologists and the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe are doing a great job of tracking the fish to watch their location and behavior.
“The hope is that the Pilot Peak LCT will soon begin to spawn in the same historic waters as they did as far back as the end of the last ice age more than 10,000 years ago. This is an extremely important fish to the Pyramid people.” — read the whole story here MONSTER LAHONTAN CUTTHROAT
We are very grateful to be a part of this amazing community, to learn of the native people, and for the opportunity to fish on this beautiful and unique fishery. Thank you Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe!
This week brought some very nice weather on Pyramid Lake. We had a few days around 80 degrees, with water temps being reported at around 60. Such nice weather typically hinders the fishing on the alkaline lake, but if you put in the time expect to land a few. Devoted angler Tawni Capurro landed several fish over the week including this nice chromed out Pilot Peak. Lookin’ good Tawni- you go girl!
Last weekend brought 20″ of new snow to the Reno/Tahoe mountain areas, and we all know what storms mean on Pyramid- great fishing! These guys from Utah and Mass killed it. The March spawn has fish coming close to shore, but with the unpredictable spring weather you never quite know what you are going to get from ladder/shore fishing. This group was already experienced in fly fishing so with just a few tips they were able to have an awesome day on the lake. For those less experienced, or even just unfamiliar with the unique fishery of Pyramid Lake, Guide Nick Jackson provides detailed clinics and guided trips to go over knots, flies, wind, gear, casting, fishy behavior and so on. He’s also very open about providing DIY information so that angler’s can enjoy Pyramid on their own during their next visit to Nevada’s alkaline lake. Nice job guys- thanks for a great day!