October 1st is opening day for the fall season/winter season

Pyramid Lake - Sutcliffe, NV (Washoe County)

by Doug Busey

October 1st is opening day for the fall season/winter season. A Nevada fishing license is not required, but a tribal permit is required. They are $24 daily or $62 for a three day permit for adults. Youth permits ages 12 to 17 are $12 daily or $32 for a three day permit. Boat lunch is $24 daily or $66 for a three day permit. Camping is $32 per vehicle per night, or $66 for a three day permit per vehicle. Day use is $22 per vehicle per day. You can get your permits online at Pyramidlake.us/permits, or at the ranger station located at Sutcliffe. There are some rules and regulations that need to be adhered to while fishing on the lake. There is a slot limit of 2 fish per day. 17" to 20" and over 24", only one of your catch and keeps can be over 24" long, or you can keep 2 in the 17" to 20" range. Do not fillet your fish on the reservation, each fish must be verified for proper size and length. Barbless hooks, artificial lures or flies only and no scents may be added to your presentation. You can use 2 singles, 2 doubles or 2 treble hooks only. A marine band radio is highly recommended on the lake, which is monitored on channel 16. You Must keep a distance of 250' from shore anglers while trolling. Check the website or ask when you arrive for areas of where you are allowed to camp. Some beaches are closed to the public. I also would prepare yourself for the size of fish you catch while fishing the lake. Many angler are wowed at the sight of a 3 to 6 pound fish, At Pyramid these are classified as youngsters. This lake also contains the ancient Cui-ui fish. These fish are to be immediately released unharmed.

Good luck on your next fishing adventure. If you have a question. a report in our local fishing area or have a photo of your catch, send it to [email protected]. Hope to see you on the waters. Good fishin' and tight lines.