With most anglers gone for the season, Pyramid Lake is quiet most days

Pyramid Lake - Sutcliffe, NV (Washoe County)

Photo Credit: 📷 Reno Fly Shop

by Reno Fly Shop

With most anglers gone for the season, Pyramid Lake is quiet most days. Many other waters are fishing well, so anglers are drawn elsewhere this time of year. However if you make it out this time of year can still provide some great chances. Pyramid Lake fishes well in deeper water best accessed from a boat or float tube. For the remainder of May, water in the 15-30 feet depth range seems to produce best. Heavy flies are needed at deeper depths, so think big and heavy. Jigged Streamers or simple marabou/bucktail jigs work great. We most often fish these on the same shooting head lines used for stripping from the beach throughout the season. We like the Scientific Anglers Sonar Surf for this tactic. We have jig heads available up to a 1/8oz here at the shop. If tying your own jigs- colors such as white, chartreuse, or gray produce good results. 

Slip-indicator rigs also work well this time of the year. Fishing out of a boat, float tube, or kayak gets you into water in the ideal 15-30 foot range. Balanced leeches in colors such as Peacock or White work best on this rig. Ideally, the bottom fly will suspend within a few feet of the bottom of the lake. Swing by the shop and we can gear you up for the late season bite at Pyramid Lake.

Flies we Suggest: Jan’s Tui Chub Olive #2, Jan’s Perch Fry #2, Sculpzilla White #4, Sculpzilla Olive #4, Balanced Leech Peacock #8, Balanced Leech White #8

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