FIshing is Picking Up and Nice Fish Are Being Caught

Pyramid Lake - Sutcliffe, NV (Washoe County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Orvis Company

by Orvis Company

Fishing has pick up and we are seeing some nice fish being caught.This time of year fish key in on midges as the bait fish have gone deep in search of better water. You'll find fish cruising the shore line looking and feeding on any midge they can find. Fishing with midges on floating lines with or without indicators has been the best way to fish. Make sure to change color of fly and the depth often if you're not finding success. Stripping beetles and buggers is also going to be good, remember to use that fast sinking line. Some fish will still be willing to chase a fly.

Water flow: N/A

Visibility: 46 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 52 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: all day

Best stretch: Limited recreation use between from monument to Popcorn.

Best access point: Windless Bay, Pelican Point, and Blockhouse

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

chironomids tui chub beetles midges

Fish species: Lahontan Cutthroat

Fishing season: October 1- June 30

Nearest airport: Reno-Tahoe

Recommended fly fishing leader: 12 Foot Leader

Recommended fly fishing tippet: 0X Tippet

Best fly fishing rod: 9' 8 Weight Fly Rod

Best floating fly line: PowerTaper WF Fly Line

Best sinking fly line: Class V Sink Tip Fly Line

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