Final Pyramid Lake Fishing Report

Pyramid Lake - Sutcliffe, NV (Washoe County)

Lahontan Cutthroat
Smile for miles
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Reno Fly Shop

by Reno Fly Shop

Well, this is the final Pyramid Lake fishing report that I will be writing this season. It’s been an incredible year and the fish (especially the larger ones) were very agreeable this year! I want to thank everyone who booked a trip with me or visited the Reno Fly Shop to get outfitted for the lake. We are already prepping for the 2019-20 season which we believe will be ever better!

As is typical for this time of the year the Tui-chub are in shallow and the trout are out deep. Float tubes, pontoons, and boats are almost a necessity to consistently catch fish, but the Lahontan cutthroat trout are still eating well in 20-30 feet of water. Balanced leeches on long leaders under indicators or streamer patterns on full sinking shooting heads will be the way to fish to round out the season. Getting your flies to depth and consistently returning to that depth is key. Try marking out 10 foot sections on your shooting head with electrical tape to clearly mark depths so that you can return your flies to that depth after landing an LCT!

Flies We Suggest: Balanced Leech (peacock,diablo,olive), Bellyache Minnow, The One, Weirs Sculpin, Cat Whisker Booby, Dirty Martini Booby, Spanish Olive Booby Midnight Cowboy

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