Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing Report

Pyramid Lake - Sutcliffe, NV (Washoe County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Trout Fitter Staff

by The Trout Fitter Staff

WATER CONDITIONS: The lake has seen some turnover in the last week, but the clarity is still about 90%. Water temps are running 60 degrees in the a.m. and getting up to about 63 degrees later in the day.

FISHING CONDITIONS: Early and late in the day are still the top two times to put in your time. As we get into Nov. and the water starts to cool off, then the mid day bite will get better. We are hooking fish off the shore when there is some clouds and breeze, but if it is slick and bluebird then you had better be able to get to the deeper water.

RECOMMENDED FLIES: The Chewy Tui, Balanced Minnows and Leeches in white, olive and bruised as well as Popcorn Beetles and Buggers in olive and midnight cowboy.

Guides Hint:  Only use flies that are tied on 2X-3X heavy wire hooks, or you have a 50/50 chance of straightening out a hook on a 10lb. or larger fish. I have seen this over and over from people buying commercially tied flies on standard wire! The report came from Chris Wharton. I met Chris for the first time last year at Pyramid and he was super helpful in getting my game on. I think you could not do better than getting the same treatment before you try your hand at Pyramid. He even has ladders and custom stands for his clients. -Kent Stillwater Guide Service . . . [email protected] or 775-851-1558.

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