Pyramid Fishing Incredibly Well

Pyramid Lake - Sutcliffe, NV (Washoe County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Reno Fly

by Reno Fly Shop

Pyramid lake has been fishing incredibly well! Seems to be a trend this year. I’ve noticed a pattern in the last few weeks during these storms that the fish are really focused and feeding when weather patterns stabilize.

What I mean by this is, during the recent storms, wind direction changes every few minutes. During which it will begin to snow then stop, then sun will come out and then escape behind the clouds again. This much variability in the weather will put the fish down and they are less likely to come in to feed. The days where the weather is more stable the fishing has been better. As alway at the lake you want some wind and clouds, but the real difference marker has been consistency in weather conditions.

Midge hatches have been happening almost every day (Except for the very stormy days) and fish have been responding. I Still start the day with a midge and a leech pattern, but i am quick to change to a double midge set up if a few fish come on the midge early. If fishing slows i will put the balanced leech back on. Don’t get stuck fishing one way. If the fish are not, or stop biting change what you can until they eat again.

Retrieving flies has been slow. Shallower beaches on overcast days can produce some fish on the strip. The storms that I talked about in the Truckee River fishing report above have dropped the lake temp by a couple of degrees. This may account for the drop in productivity, or it may be just due to the time of year and increasingly large midge hatches.

Adams Built has updated their large Pyramid Lake net this season and it is a great addition to prep you for the large LCT out at the lake. Most of us practice catch and release and want to return the fish to the lake in the best shape that we can to be caught, hopefully again. This net has a coated nylon bag to not harm the fish’s slime layer. Extendable handle for long reaches, as well as, easy transport. Finally this years model has a graduated measure staff along the handle. You can pick up one of these nets today here in the Shop.

Flies that we Suggest: Cat Whisker Booby, Dirty Martini Booby, Spanish Olive Booby, Midnight Cowboy, Balanced Leech (peacock, diablo, olive), Marabou Midge, Holo Midge (wine/copper, brown/copper, black/silver)

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Reno Fly Shop Reports
for Friday, February 1st, 2019

: Fly Fishing Report For Pyramid Lake and Truckee River
Pyramid Lake: Reno Fly Shop Pyramid Lake Report
Truckee River: Reno Fly Shop Truckee River Report