Pyramid Lake Water Temps Already at 64 Degrees

Pyramid Lake - Sutcliffe, NV (Washoe County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Reno Fly Shop

by Reno Fly Shop

The opener has come and gone, and it was a busy one. Fishing was a little slow with only a few fish caught through the day. Water temps are already at 64 degrees (which is much cooler than past openers). Fish are looking to chase tui-chub, but with temperatures dropping quickly the bait fish are heading into deeper water. Retrieving Booby Flies, Pyramid Lake Beetle, and wooly buggers has been the most productive from a float tube or boat, however fish are being caught from shore with the lower temperatures. 

Consistent with early season conditions at the Lake we suggest that you “stick-and-move”. Moving from spot to spot until you find fish will pay off. Try to find pronounced drop offs where you have access to many water depths and count down your sinking lines to determine the depth that fish are hovering at. 

Flies We Suggest: Boobies (Martini Olive, Cat Whisker, Diablo), Pyramid Lake Beetle, Bellyache Minnow, Jans Tui-Chub, Balanced Leech, Holographic Midge

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