The season opener is rapidly approaching and we are now booking trips with our new guide and owner Ryan Dangerfield! Ryan comes with a wide range of experience on Pyramid, and has been guided on the lake for 6 years. He has additional guides that can take you out when he’s booked, including a float tube guide for the early season and calm days (Todd Keller). The calendar is feeling up fast! Contact Ryan to get in on the giant cutty action! 435-549-0358 firstname.lastname@example.org
The season is now open on Pyramid Lake, Nevada. Reports are limited, but some boat anglers have been able to locate some Lahontans. Early storms and lower temps might mean a cold season, which is a good thing!
The season opener is just a few weeks away! On Oct. 1 anxious anglers can once again chase that elusive 20 pound lahontan cutthroat. Please make sure you check all Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal regulations before heading out on the water; online permits will be available after Sept. 17, 2018. We encourage visitors to please respect the land, the water, the people, fellow anglers, and the fish. Pack it in-pack it out! We will see you on the shores soon!
Last week’s floods left the Sutcliffe community of Pyramid Lake with no running water for 7 days, and no sewer for 5 days; the power was also out at times. The main water source for the area broke in several areas and crews had limited access due to continued wet weather. Workers are now able to provide a temporary fix and residents do have running water- boil order is in effect and is not recommended to bathe, or clean clothes in the water until after at least Weds. Roads on both South and North ends of the lake are expected to take 4-6 weeks to repair. The lake is still closed to all fishing and boating activities- we are all hoping for an update from the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe as soon as conditions are stable enough to reopen the lake. Follow us on Facebook for more updates.
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!
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.
Not only is Pyramid Lake, NV home to the world’s largest Cutthroat Trout, it’s also home to the continent’s most ancient rock carvings. The rock art is located on Winnemucca Lake, now a dry lake bed, just down the road from beautiful Pyramid Lake. The lakes were once part of the Lahontan sea- the remnants of the ancient sea can be seen in the Tufa rock formations and the artwork from people who have lived here for thousands of years. Carbon dating puts these human carved drawings in the Tufa rock around 14,000 and 11,000 years ago. The area is closed to the public and is only open to Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe members. National Geographic wrote a great article about this ancient location in 2013- read the whole story here.
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!