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Pyramid Lake, NV 6-10 thru 6-12
Took last week off and headed north 450 miles to Pyramid Lake. Got there Sunday 6-10 at 7am, bought permits and launched the boat. Made camp north of Sutcliff about 12 miles in the only wooded area on the lake. Fished all day Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. The weather was amazing, wind reached only 5 mph all three days were were there. We trolled and jigged. We trolled with all kinda of lures, the most productive were flatfish, apex and a sexy swimmer. Jigging produced more fish with a 3/4 oz to 1 oz football head jigs with black or blue skirts. First day 35+ fish, second day 40+ fish and last day 50+ fish. The average size of fish was 20" about 2 lbs. The biggest was a 10 lber on a blue jig, that had a 8 inch chub sticking out of his mouth. Great days of fishing, haven't been up there in ten years. We slaughtered them. I read the reports before heading up and was fearful that the reports said 4-5 fish per day per angler. We averaged 15 fish per person per day. I used to fish this lake every weekend when I lived in Reno, an awesome lake. Only kept four the whole trip, which we ate.
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Re: [StriperNewbie] Pyramid Lake, NV 6-10 thru 6-12 In reply to
Wow, awesome! I am highly jealous right now.




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Re: [StriperNewbie] Pyramid Lake, NV 6-10 thru 6-12 In reply to
Very nice!! What type of trout are these? And what kinda of permit do you need besides a fishing license there? Maybe to launch your boat or camp. This looks like a great place to fish this time of year...Nice report

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Re: [striperdude] Pyramid Lake, NV 6-10 thru 6-12 In reply to
The fish are Lahottan Cutthroat Trout. The lake is located on an Indian Reservation, not sure if you need a NV fishing license, but you need a separate fishing permit, boating permit and camping permit. Trout season closes June 30 and opens back up in October. The water has a salt content 1/3 of the ocean and the fish grow bigger and faster at the lake. It is a great place to fish... as long as you know where and how. Hold true for a lot of lakes, like Lake Mead.

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Re: [StriperNewbie] Pyramid Lake, NV 6-10 thru 6-12 In reply to
Perfect timing!! I am heading that way this weekend. Good report, I'll let you know if we do as well as you. Anything particular you recommend?

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Re: [StriperNewbie] Pyramid Lake, NV 6-10 thru 6-12 In reply to
holy crap thats the calmest i have ever seen it! well done sir!

did the wind ever sneak up on you at all?





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Re: [BillyH] Pyramid Lake, NV 6-10 thru 6-12 In reply to
BillyH,

I have a lot of recommendations, need to know a few things first. Boat or shore. If shore, fly fishing or casting lures. And if boat trolling or jigging? Like I mentioned in my report, jigging was HOT when i was there. On the second night I nailed 22 trout in 2 hours right before dusk. All jigs are hand made since they don't sell the weight and color you need. I can give you a couple if you want.

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Re: [kochanut] Pyramid Lake, NV 6-10 thru 6-12 In reply to
On the second night the wind picked up to about ten miles at midnight, threw camping stuff all over the place. But I have to say that was the calmest four days I have ever seen that lake, we got super lucky.

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Re: [StriperNewbie] Pyramid Lake, NV 6-10 thru 6-12 In reply to
Details would probably help lol. We will likely be boating and was looking at trolling. I have a couple of lure that imitate the chub but nothing special. Didnt consider jigging until i read your post. For the jigs, i have a decent selection of swim jigs that i use out in other water, that i will run a small trailer on. if you have a color that works i am game! I had orginally planned on trrolling the shelf where you get many of the shore fisherman on ladders. Read some of the reports but like you i didnt see much.

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Re: [BillyH] Pyramid Lake, NV 6-10 thru 6-12 In reply to
BillyH,

I am not going to bash on the nets location where all those guys bring ladders out and fish from ladders. I used to fish behind them and catch more fish. That was always fun, boy they get pissed when I would catch a 5 lb right next to them. Anyways, I know of about 10-15 under water hot springs where fish congregate. I have attached a map of my favorite spots. The place i camped out was hot fishing for both trolling and jigging, the tamarack location is pretty good too, there is a hot spring about 70 feet below the water. Find a large school of chub and you found it. You mention a trailer? This is a NO-BAIT lake, no worms, anchovies, only artificial lures. Flatfish U-20 size or larger work great, get bright colors (bright green and yellow) for day time and dark colors (Frog or black) for low light conditions. Apex lures, very similar to flatfish. Spoons did not work good for me this time out. I ran a bunch of swim baits (ran some 7" AC plugs) and got a few good ones. The water temp was 60 degrees in the morning and up to 65 in the evening. The biggest fish I got were in shallow water, between 18-25 feet. But most of them were hanging around the 25-35 feet of water. We also finished Hells Kitchen, we saw tons of big fish, but couldn't figure out what they wanted. Remember, the Pyramid and Needles are off limits now. I still recommend jigging if the weather permits. A slow and steady presentation, they only hit on the way down and it's a soft hit usually. Most of the lures you can get at Crosby's Lodge in Sutcliff along with your permits and a beer. Also be careful and watch the weather report, you do not want to get caught across the lake when the wind picks up, I have seen 6 feet waves out there, gets a little bit worse then Lake Mead.

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Re: [StriperNewbie] Pyramid Lake, NV 6-10 thru 6-12 In reply to
Thanks man, this is a good bit of data and will come in handy. I grew up in Fallon and have been on the lake many times but was never a die hard fisherman but familiar with the area. Thanks again!!!