The lake continues to improve as surface temps drop

Pyramid Lake - Sutcliffe, NV (Washoe County)

by Trout Creek Outfitters
(530) 563-5119

The lake continues to improve as surface temps drop, and fish remain higher in the water column later in the day and they can also be often be found just 20-30 feet off the shoreline where any significant drop off is located. When fish are found in shallow like this, fishing an indicator will work best as it keeps your flies in the potential cruising lane for longer periods of time, whereas stripping streamers can cause anglers to present past where the fish are found and cause the fish to miss intercepting your fly. Moreover, indicator fishing involves less casting and handling of the line, preserving your shoulder and keeping your hands drier and warmer. Fishing Pyramid Lake this time of year is an endurance game and remaining focused on the task at hand can be difficult if you’re uncomfortable, so be sure to bring a lot of warm layers, gloves, handwarmers, a thermos with a hot beverage and don’t forget to take a break and eat lunch to keep you going if you’re out for a full day on the lake. These seemingly small details will really make for a better time out here.

We’ve seen a somewhat consistent bite window form over the last couple of weeks here, and the fish are most active from 9:00-3:00, often starting off slow in the mornings and dying altogether much after 4:00. These windows of slower fishing in the mornings and evenings will be the best times to strip streamers looking for the more aggressive fish, so if you’re in it for a full day, switching tactics up this time of day can pay off when the bobbers aren’t going down

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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Trout Creek Outfitters Reports
for Friday, December 9th, 2022

Truckee River: The Truckee had a significant drop in flows last week
Pyramid Lake: Pyramid Lake continues to fish steadily