Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing Report & Forecast

Pyramid Lake - Sutcliffe, NV (Washoe County)

by Trout Creek Outfitters
(530) 563-5119

With the opener for Pyramid happening today (10/1) -  we will be switching gears on our weekly reports and from here on out we will no longer be reporting on our local still water fishing and focus on this amazing fishery once again.

We are now in another exciting season at Pyramid Lake, and while in all truth the opener isn’t quite as significant for the fly angler, it’s got us looking forward to those bitter cold days, bobber dunks and 20 pound fish 10 feet off the shore in another couple of months. With fish still hanging in deep water out of reach for all but those willing to use heavy jigged “flies” with 1-2 oz. weights fast sinking lines on float tubes, this time of year will be the best time to focus on trolling or jigging on a boat until the weather changes and fish come in tight to the shore, which is typically around December, until then prepare yourself to be jealous of all of those boat anglers having 100 fish days sticking monstrous fish that haven’t seen fisherman all summer.

Meanwhile fly anglers will be lucky to see double digit days early on and due to the overtly heavy flies needed to reach the depth of the fish, in our honest opinion, you’d be better off leaving the fly rod on the shore and using heavy jigging rods with 2-3 oz. jigs and a fish finder to have good numbers early season. October is when the Tui Chub spawn and if you’re lucky enough to find a bait ball of these forage fish, you will most certainly find some cutthroat hanging below them. Locating this natural phenomenon will be your best shot on finding consistent trout fishing if you are fishing off of a small watercraft, but on a lake the same size of Lake Tahoe, it’s easier said than done. Needless to say, we are extremely excited about what lies ahead for this lake this year with the fish seeming to get larger every year, this truly is a world class fishery that shouldn’t be missed and if you haven’t fished out here on fly gear, you’ve got to make it a point to do so.. Although, we might recommend waiting a few months!

Stop by the shop and see our expanded selection of flies for Pyramid - and check out our wider selection of Spey rods for your fall fishing adventures.

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

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