The lake held near 88 percent of capacity

Pyramid Lake - Sutcliffe, NV (Washoe County)

by Chad Burton and Chris Borden

The lake held near 88 percent of capacity. Please stay in the main channel after launching or you will run aground. Fishing has been fair overall with trout as the best bet. The lake was stocked last Friday, and anglers did well on a variety of baits. Dough baits, minijigs, and night crawlers performed well, and lures also scored good numbers of fish. Striper fishing has been fair with cut baits doing the best in the Marina and at Yellowbar. Bass anglers reported fair fishing with small and largemouth suspending in deeper water. C-rigs, weightless Senkos, and drop shot worked for patient anglers. Deep diving crankbaits have been another decent option. Catfish ate dip bait, chicken liver, and garlic scented nightcrawlers in deeper coves around the lake. At Pyramid Lake when the bite gets tough remember to try for some whisker-fish. The lake has a huge population of catfish which bite year-round.

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