Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing Report

Pyramid Lake - Sutcliffe, NV (Washoe County)


by Reno Fly Shop
5-8-2018
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Fishing at the lake has still been good one day and slow the next. On good days we’re getting into half a dozen to a dozen fish and on poor days were getting only a few shots. You definitely have to be on your game so that you don't miss opportunities.

Retrieving flies has been the most effective way to fish, but we are still getting some fish on floating line with or without an indicator. This is the time of year I would experiment with the naked style of fishing (without indicator) as it can be very effective to have movement in your flies.

The Lahontan Cutthroat Trout are in close and shallow. Using ladders this time of year can be really fun, spotting fish and trying to entice them to eat your fly. It is a double edged sword though as the fish can also see you well and will typically keep their mouths shut. LCT are the apex predators in the lake so they dont dart off when they are spooked, typically they will just keep swimming with their mouths shut.  

Fishing has been more effective in the afternoon as water surface temps are only in the low 50’s, and only reach that temp later in the day. We will hopefully see an increase of trout activity as the water continues to warm.  

Flies That We Suggest: Balanced Leech Olive Brown and Black, Boobie Chart/white Diablo Spanish olive, Beatle Chart/white Back/red,UV Tease Wine, Holo Midge Copper/wine Black/silver