Fish Are Coming into Shallower Water

Pyramid Lake - Sutcliffe, NV (Washoe County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Reno Fly Shop

by Reno Fly Shop

Pyramid Lake has changed quite a bit since the last report. Fish are coming into shallower water to eat in short spurts and not sticking around long to be caught. Surface temps are in the low 40’s causing typical mid-season conditions. Just like on the river though, when fish do come in to feed they typically are larger and we are seeing quality 10 plus pound fish when we catch it right. You may only get a couple shots a day so really focusing and being on your game is key.

We are interested to hear you thoughts on is this the time of year to pick a beach and stick it out through slow periods or are you still using a “stick and move” pattern of moving around the lake looking for fish? Leave a comment below.

Fish are entering shallow beaches and even under the indicator we are noting fish in 8 feet of water or less on many occasions. You definitely want to vary your indicator depth often to find out where these fish are comfortable. Indicator fishing has been good on beaches with rocky shores/structure where fishing a sinking line would result in many lost flies and a few headaches. The majority of fish that we are catching have been retrieving boobie flies along the bottom. The fish are still willing to chase these flies this late into the season.

Looking forward to some upcoming storms to stir things up a bit and midge season is quickly approaching! With the amazing fish that we have already caught this season I would wager that this spring is going to be one for the ages!!

Pyramid Lake Flies We Suggest: Boobies (Spanish Olive, Cat Whisker, Diablo), Pyramid Lake Beetle, Bellyache Minnow, Jans Tui-Chub, Balanced Leech, Holographic Midge (buy them online before your trip)

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