Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing Report & Forecast

Pyramid Lake - Sutcliffe, NV (Washoe County)

Photo Credit: Trout Creek Outfitters

by Trout Creek Outfitters
(530) 563-5119

Like a light switch, Pyramid has really turned on with this shift in the weather patterns and this last week has seen some of the best fishing of the year as the low-pressure weather system and the days leading up to the full moon coincided. We expect this weekend to be a bit slower with a few sunny days in the forecast and the waning moon but should kick it right back into gear the beginning of next week as this next small system works its way over the Sierra. If you have a flexible schedule and you’re able to do so, we encourage you to try your luck out here over the next week, preferably on Monday through Wednesday. February truly is the best month to target the record-breaking fish found in this lake, don’t miss out!

We had our best luck on balanced leeches in darker colors yesterday but were also catching a handful on midges and other nymphs mostly in the 6-9 foot range. The strip bite has also begun to kick into gear big time, and using midnight cowboys, buggers, boobies or beetles can be a great way to break up the monotony of staring at a bobber. This method is best fished on areas with a gradual drop off and a continuous sandy bottom, to increase the time spent with you flies in front of fish and to avoid any hang-ups on the bottom, a type 3-5 sinking line is sufficient this time of year as fish hang higher in the water column. The bite seems very spread out amongst most of the beaches and overall we saw the best bite window mid-morning and late afternoon with a slight lull in the action around 12-3 (a good time to take a break and get some lunch and a beer!).

As always, Thanks to each and every one of you that has supported us over the last year and a half. We really pride ourselves on giving you accurate info and sound advice to maximize your time on the water, and we hope that our reports and advice given instill confidence on fishing our difficult waters.

If you would like to go fishing with us please check out our website Trout Creek or call (530) 563-5119.

More Reports

Trout Creek Outfitters Reports
for Friday, February 4th

Truckee River: The Truckee continues to see stabile flows
Little Truckee River: Flows out of the dam are still irregular
Pyramid Lake: February truly is the month to try and get that trophy cutthroat