Pyramid Lake is heating up as our temperatures drop!

Pyramid Lake - Sutcliffe, NV (Washoe County)

by Reno Fly Shop

Pyramid Lake is heating up as our temperatures drop! These storms lining up in the Pacific will keep the fish active for the next several week. Try to fish the approaching storm and during the storm if possible. As the storm ends fishing can get tough as the barometer begins to rise.

The past week we are finding the LCT were moving into shallow water during the storms. We were marking them at 6’ and shallower but it seems as if they are spending a lot of time deeper, 10-15 feet. 

The indicator bite has been the more productive method, but don’t count out the retrieve bite specially early and late. Fish this time of year tend to be more sporadic and do not school heavily. Look for windows of activity, and capitalize when the bite window opens for however long or short it might be. I like to change my depth every 30 minutes of inactivity, and always about a foot and a half at a time either up or down depending on my previous depths. When searching for fish under an indicator, try to err shallower than deeper. Trout will eat in the upward direction so try to pull them up to your fly. 

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

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