Pyramid Lake Fishing Report

Pyramid Lake - Sutcliffe, NV (Washoe County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of The Troutfitter

by The Trout Fitter Staff

Flow Rates and Water Conditions:

Temperatures have come down into the mid 50's and the water is gin clear.

Fishing Conditions and Hatches:

Fishing here is really starting to take off with the cooling water temperatures.  November and December are great months to start to target trophy fish here. Last Friday we landed a 17 and a 20 1/2 lb. Cutthroat from the shore. Looks like the high pressure will be moving out, so the fishing should get great for trophy fish over 10lbs.  

Recommended Flies

Most of our big fish are coming on our custom Balance Leeches, Balance Minnows and the Chewy Tui. Bugger/Beetle setups are also taking some fish.

GUIDE TIP: 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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