Matt Koles, Gilligan’s Guide Service
Yep, another Pyramid Lake fly fishing report. Why you ask? Because the fishing out there is incredible. Probably the best place to fish in the West right now, that is if you know where to fish and how. Fish are in about 18-30 feet of water and chewing on Tui Chubs, the baitfish of the lake. If you can find the bait balls of Tui Chubs you’ll find the fish. A type 6 shooting head or full sink line will get you down to fish, a boat or tube will help get you out to the fish. You like to tangle with Cutthroat that fight like Steelhead? Ok, then get your shit together and come out to the lake. The Truckee River is not as awesome as Pyramid right now. The Little Truckee, well kinda, when it’s cloudy. The Truckee River just needs some water. We’ll get it, it just may be a while. Fish at Pyramid Lake used to be like pulling in a wet blanket, but that’s not the case with these Pilot Peak strain fish. They chow down on streamers, (Tui-Chub) and they are the apex predator of the Trout World. Do yourself a favor and come out the lake this fall.
Doug Ouellette, Calvada Fly Fishing