Fish Sniffer Magazine Issue 4018 - Page 3

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VOL . 40 • ISS . 18
October 1 , 2021
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Pyramid Lake Opens this week ! Hook up with Deep Water Guide Service

yramid Lake , the home to huge Lahontan Cutthroat trout , opens to the public on October 1st . This huge desert lake 35 miles north of Reno offers

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Tim McDougal is showing off one of the nice striped bass he landed when he was fishing with trolling expert David Hammond of Delta Pro Fishing . The fall season is a great time to target stripers on the California Delta . Trolling , plugging and soaking bait are all very popular techniques when targeting striped bass . The fall season offers a great opportunity to catch both huge numbers and trophy sized fish ! Photo Courtesy of Ernie Marlan
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some of the best trout fishing in the world ! The average size of a Pyramid cutthroat has consistently grown over the years , and is now somewhere between 5 and 8 pounds ! The lake has a slot limit where you can keep 2 trout between 17 and 20 inches , but these days it is hard to catch one that small !! Thank goodness , you can keep one over 24 inches , and they are pretty easy to find . Pyramid is a huge lake , almost 30 miles long and averages almost 9 miles wide , making it almost as big as Lake Tahoe . For the first time fisherman , Pyramid can be very daunting , and it is a great idea to book a knowledgeable guide to learn the lake . Captain Sam Shallow of Deep Water Guide Service has been fishing the lake for years , and can instruct you in all the different methods of fishing Pyramid . Sam runs a beautiful 24 ’ Regulator fiberglass boat with twin Yamaha 150 outboards , Minn Kota Electric trolling motor , Canon Downriggers , Garmin Electronics , and top quality tackle . Depending on the time of year and where the trout are , he will be trolling , casting , jigging or fly fishing for the big
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Captain Sam Shallow holds a monster Lahontan cutthroat trout for a client , caught last year at Pyramid Lake
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