Pyramid Lake Fishing Report

Pyramid Lake, CA - Caswell, CA (Los Angeles County)

by Doug Busey

The fishing continues to be good. I have reports of up to 11 pound cutthroat trout have been caught in the Hells Kitchen area. Many anglers have had good success from Windless Bay to the nets area that have been fishing in 20 to 50 feet of water. They have been using number 1 or number 2 Torpedo spoons. I have tell you about a new tool that I have been using. I hung up my down riggers last year to go back to lead core line. I found a new line that is not like any I have used before. It is made by TUFF-LINE and is called Microlead. It is 18 pound test and is 3 times stronger than any other I have used. It has a special Spectra fiber braid on it which makes it 30% smaller in diameter. Which the cool thing about it is, on a Garcia 5500 series reel I can put 7 colors on it and still have plenty of leader room. The only drawback is that you can not use the standard Willis knot when tying to your leader. I recommend a the double uni knot. This line is smooth as using mono filament line and to me has less line drag. It is you and the fish, and strikes are easier to detect. I have used this on Topaz Lake, Caples as well as Pyramid lake. Remember to keep on eye on the north/east end of the lake while in a boat. When you can't see the shore, it may be time to head for shore. The wind can come up quickly and become dangerous.

Good luck on your next fishing adventure. If you have a question or a report in our local fishing area, call the Naw line at 775-267-9722. If you have a photo of your catch, send it to Hope to see you on the waters. Good fishin' and tight lines.