Pyramid Lake FIshing Report

Pyramid Lake - Sutcliffe, NV (Washoe County)

by Trout Creek Outfitters
(530) 563-5119

Much to our chagrin, Pyramid Lake didn’t exactly get red hot this week as the storm pushed though, but it was still fishing better than the prior week’s when sunny, high-pressure days were present. We suspect that fishing will improve slowly, but steadily over the next few weeks, as we see the water temps rise along with the longer days of spring, initiating the cutthroat’s yearly spawn.

We are looking forward to the warmer days with fish cruising in the shallows, and sipping midges with increased regularity. As for now the fish are being a bit more elusive than we would like but can still be found using most standard tactics such as indicator fishing midges and leeches, as well as stripping buggers, beetles, and boobies. We have been seeing the most consistent fishing along the beaches in the middle of the lake, which is typical for this time of year. In the last week, the indicator bite remains a bit more consistent than stripping, as the fish have not quite made the switch to cruising the shallows just yet and are mostly found along shelves and drop-offs at 6-12 feet. If heading out this week, put a stronger emphasis on midges over leeches in most situations. The exception would be made if you find yourself fishing very deep drop-offs or if there are large swells present.

For stripping, we have noticed the bugger outfishing the floating bugs, and we have been doing a high contrast color combo, with one black bugger and one white bugger fished together. While the mornings remain the most consistent, there has been an increase in activity late evenings as the sun goes over the hill. That was not the case through most of our winter this year. So, if you’re making a full day of it out here, be ready to grind it out until dark. 

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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