Pyramid Lake is Looking Better

Pyramid Lake - Sutcliffe, NV (Washoe County)

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by Reno Fly Shop

Pyramid lake is looking better with some clouds and wind in the forecast. Bluebird days have been difficult. I’m finding myself dropping my tippet size for the indicator to help fish feel more comfortable and willing to bite. I’ve been fishing 8lb test and focusing on deeper drop offs. The LCT have been more comfortable in water deeper than 12 feet. They’re not always holding on the bottom, but I believe they want access to deeper water for the safety of depth and cover.

Pro Tip: Trout do not have eyelids, and their pupils don’t dilate like ours do. Trout will use depth to regulate the amount of light that enters into their eyes. Find the depth that trout are comfortable at during different times of the day and through different light levels.

With clouds and wind in the forecast for the next couple of weeks, look for the LCT to get very comfortable in shallower water. Activity levels will pick up in addition to the weather, but also because water temperatures are steadily increasing and we are starting to see the smaller fish become more prevalent in the system. Midges are still the ticket, but don’t pigeonhole yourself into a single method. The retrieve bite can be surprisingly good during overcast windy days.

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

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