Fishing at Pyramid Lake (NV) is slower than usual

Pyramid Lake - Sutcliffe, NV (Washoe County)

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The water temperature around the shoreline is 44 degrees. This is really close to the wintertime low. Cold nights in the Reno area have off-set the warmer days. The fishing report is still really slow. The best report we have heard from 1 angler is 8 fish. Most days it is 1 or 2 fish.

Boaters are reporting fish in 20-60 feet of water. Large schools of bait and warmer thermo clines have kept fish in deeper water. There have been a few really nice fish caught roaming the shoreline. This year's biggest fish is a little over 19 pounds. Look for the fishing to remain on the slower side until we get a few storms to churn up the water a little or for warmer weather to warm up the water. In the meantime stripping Wooly's and Beetles very slowly is the way to go. Fish beaches with deeper drop-offs. Fish before the sun comes up or in the evenings as it is going down. This will improve success a little. Dark colored Woolybuggers with a Popcorn Beetle on the point is a good way to go. For more information on Pyramid Lake visit a new website,

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