Pyramaid Lake Update & Tournament Schedule

Pyramid Lake - Sutcliffe, NV (Washoe County)

by Crosby Lodge

Top Picture: Eliana and Joe were fishing at the Nets using a fly (color unspecified).

Photo #1: This is Robert's first big catch of the season! He was fishing from shore at the North Nets using a black fly.

Both catches were released.


There are several tournaments scheduled this season:

Crosby Lodge President's Day Tournament Weekends of February 9-10, 2013 and February 16-17, 2013. For more information call 775-476-0400.

Hook Line & Sinker, Citadel (KOH) Derby
March 16 & 17, 2013
More information to follow.

Spring Catch & Release Tournament, Eagle Eye Charters & Sierra Sport & Marine
April 6 & 7, 2013 and April 13 & 14, 2013 - More information to follow

**The Model Dairy Derby scheduled for March, 2013 has been cancelled as of December 12, 2012. We will keep you informed of any changes**

History of the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout:
LCT is the only trout native to the Great Basin. The fish originated from ancient Lake Lahontan, a lake that once covered most of northern Nevada, parts of Utah, Idaho and southern Oregon. Pyramid Lake is the last remnant of Lake Lahontan.

The lake form of LCT was known for its large size reaching fifty (50) pounds. Due to overfishing, destruction of spawning grounds, degraded habitat along the Truckee River and the introduction of non-native fish, the LCT disappeared by the 1940's.
In the 1970's, LCT was discovered in a small stream in Pilot Peak, Utah outside of their native range. It is not known who transferred these fish to the stream or when. Genetic comparisons have since revealed that the Pilot Peak strain of the LCT are descendants of the original population of LCT from the Truckee Basin and thus are descendants of the original Pyramid Lake strain.

Over a fifteen (15) year period, the hatchery has developed a stock of LCT from the wild fish collected from Pilot Peak. Throughout this process genetic diversity was carefully preserved and continues to be tracked during annual spawning activities. The resulting Pilot Peak strain, which grows 0.6 inches per month at the hatchery, is now in full production. This fish is also performing well in Pyramid Lake, growing at a monthly rate of about one-half inch.


Sutcliffe Boat Docks

Construction on the Sutcliffe Boat Dock is complete. The dock is located directly below Crosby Lodge.

Obstacles in the water are marked with buoys and warning signs are posted to ensure boat safety.

The docks can accommodate boats up to 24 feet.