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Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing Report

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Matt Koles, Gilligan’s Guide Service

Fly fishing at Pyramid Lake is just starting to get going. The first week after the opener was awesome, then it got a bit slow, it now seems to be going the other way again. Fish are still stuck in about 20-40 feet of water. The trollers are slaying them, the fly fisher, well, it’s almost our time. Float tubes and boats are still best to access deeper water, but the shore bite is getting better and a friend of mine got a 17 pounda the other day from shore. Minnow type patterns are still the most effective flies, but the big bait balls that I’ve seen the first few weeks are much fewer now. The weather is cooling and that will in turn cooler the water out at Pyramid and start moving fish closer to shore off the points and into the bay beaches. Remember Doug O and I have two clinics coming up on October 25th, and November 8th, or come out with your’s truly on a guided fly fishing trip at Pyramid Lake. Both ways are great to get introduced to Pyramid Lake on the fly.

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Doug Ouellette, Calvada Fly Fishing

Pyramid has fished very well this week. Mike Sevon of Reno had an exceptional day on Sunday 10/19/14, releasing several nice fish some 10 pounds plus ! The best grab was in 20 to 50 ft. of water. Tui chub patterns and black/red wooly buggers were the ticket. Another angler fishing on the north end of the lake released a bunch of fish using the original popcorn beetle. Look for birds, grebes , seagulls, and cormorants, they will help you find the tui chub minnow balls. The fish are dispersed all over the lake. Try your favorite beach, but remember to get out to 20 to 40 ft. deep. Fishing from a float tube, pontoon boat, or a boat is a great advantage. Be cautious of the powerful winds and strong currents that are common for Pyramid, DO NOT STRAY FAR FROM SHORE!

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