The 2021-2022 Fishing Season Starts October 1, 2021

Pyramid Lake - Sutcliffe, NV (Washoe County)

by Pyramid Lake Fisheries

Press Release
For Immediate Release: September 21, 2021
Contact: Chairwoman Janet Davis
Phone: (775) 574-1000
The 2021-2022 Fishing Season Starts October 1, 2021
Fishing Permits for the new Season will be available September 24th.
Nixon - The 2021-2022 Fishing Season starts on Friday, October 1, 2021 here at Pyramid Lake. Permits will be available online starting this Friday, September 24th, at: Seasonal Permits are NOT available. For more information on permits and prices, please visit us at under the ‘Permits’ tab. Please have a valid permit purchased before coming to the lake. You may also purchase a permit at the Ranger Station from 8:00 am to 4:00pm beginning October 1st at 2500 Lakeview Dr, Sutcliffe, next to the Marina. A list for 2021-2022 Fishing Guides and Charters are available on our website,
The Tribe has designated the beaches from Popcorn to Monument Rock as open to the public for recreational activities including fishing, boating, camping and day use. The beaches on the south and east sides of the Pyramid Lake remain closed to the public, including Dago and Howard’s beaches, the Needles and the Willows.
Fireworks are available for purchase at all three of our store locations: I80 Smokeshop, the Nixon Store, and the Marina. Fireworks are only permitted to be fired at the following beaches: Blockhouse, Rawhide, Sandhole, Wino Beach, and Indian Head. All credit/debit transactions name on the card must match your ID, no gift cards of any kind may be used for Fireworks Purchases. Fireworks are allowed from dusk to midnight at designated beaches only. Follow all rules and regulations listed on the Pyramid Lake Tribal Fireworks permit. Only fireworks purchased at the above listed locations are permitted for use at Pyramid Lake and in the designated beaches only. If you are in violation of any of the rules/regulations listed on the PLT Fireworks permit, you may be asked to leave Pyramid Lake.
Masks are required in all three of our store locations, as well as the Ranger Station.
For boaters, please have a valid boating permit before arriving at the lake; please also make sure to have sufficient number of life jackets in use, emergency lights, fire extinguisher on board, flare or flare guns in case of emergency, whistles or air horns; wind conditions at the lake can happen suddenly, and boaters must leave the lake when white caps are present. Your safety shouldn’t replace your overconfidence in your boating craft or skill; the lake can be dangerous to anyone who doesn’t respect its warnings.
Help Stop the Spread of Aquatic Hitchhikers; Clean, Drain, Dry! Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) means any species not already native to the waters of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation whose introduction to those waters is likely to cause economic or environmental harm, or harm to human health. Aquatic Invasive Species pose a serious threat to the waters to the Truckee River-Pyramid Lake Region, and could have a disastrous impact on the ecology, infrastructure, recreation and economy of the Tribe. AIS threatens the health of our fisheries and aquatic ecosystem.
Please be mindful! If you plan to recreate within our homelands, be responsible and pick up your