Matt Koles, Gilligan’s Guide Service
I’ve been spending a lot of time fly fishing Pyramid Lake lately. Why? Well, because it’s awesome out there. If you’ve never been, we’re going into one the best times to fly fish Pyramid, late fall. This last week was a little slower for me and my guests, but it was hot out there and the moon was full. I don’t really believe in the full moon thing on the river, but at Pyramid when the moon is full the night before it’s like the fish have lock jaw the next day. Fish are still in about 15-30 feet of water. This week looks like we will be getting some weather rolling through the great Truckee-Reno area which should improve the bite. Good flies are anything that resembles a Tui-Chub. Any olive over white streamer patterns will work, jig it up to the boat or tube and make sure you fish the hang. The hang is when you leave your fly suspended between retrieves anywhere from 10-60 seconds. There’s already been a lot of big fish caught at Pyramid Lake this year and it will only get better for the fly anglers as the lake cools.
Doug Ouellette, Calvada Fly Fishing