VOL . 41 • ISS . 16
September 30 , 2022
Pyramid Lake Opens October 1st !
Pyramid Lake , Nevada is in
my opinion one of the greatest trout fisheries in the world ! Nowhere else I have ever been that offers the tremendous quantity and quality of trout available to normal fishermen . It is the only place I
Kailani was fishing with her dad , Jon Takahashi , when she landed her first lingcod . They were fishing shallow water that ranged from 60-100 feet of water while fishing with Patriot Sportfishing , Avila Beach . Kai was using a Fishing Armory 22 Teaser and also caught a limit of rockfish in addition to this big ling . Jon also had a successful day on the water catching his limit of lingcod and rockfish while using Madame Lure swimbaits . Photo Courtesy of Jon Takahashi
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Editors Ernie Marlan ...................... Managing Editor Daniel Bacher ................. Conservation Director Tyler Andersen ........................ Flyfishing Editor John Brassfield ................................ Contributor Mark Kalinowski ............................ Contributor can think of where you can catch 10 to 40 beautiful Lahontan Cutthroat trout from 3 to 9 pounds , and be a little disappointed you didn ’ t get one over 10 pounds . Every year people catch trout over 20 pounds ! Twice last year my boat had over 20 fish landed with at least 4 over 10 pounds , and the largest came in at 18 ½ pounds ! And the wonderful thing is this fishery isn ’ t in Russia or South America , it is 35 miles north of Reno and only about 2 ½ hours from my home in Colfax . Pyramid is a huge desert lake that is 15 miles long and 11 miles wide , and covers over 125,000 acres , almost as big as Lake Tahoe . It is fed by the Truckee River that flows out of Tahoe and ends up in Pyramid . The lake is over 300 feet deep and is surrounded by awesome , rugged mountains with nary a tree on them . There are also some tremendous rock formations , called tufa formations , that are created by springs and hot springs that erupt around the lake and then dry into spectacular shapes . There is a huge “ Pyramid ” shaped rock formation on the east side of the lake that gave the lake it ’ s name . Pyramid Lake is owned and managed by the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe . As a part of the reservation , you don ’ t need a Nevada fishing license , but you do need a tribal fishing license . Permits are needed for camping , fishing and boating on the lake . You can now buy all the needed permits online . There are specific fishing regulations intended to keep this tremendous fishery alive and well . There is a slot limit for the fish you can keep : You can keep 2 trout between 17 to 20 inches , one trout over 24 inches , but a net total of only 2 trout per day . No bait , eggs , or scent is allowed to be used on the lake . You must also use barbless hooks , limited to 2 single , 2 double or 2 treble hooks per lure . Some of the best lures to use at Pyramid are larger spoons and plugs . My favorites are Doctor Spoons , Silver Horde Spoons , Apex lures , Flatfish , Mag Lips and especially the Lyman plugs in bright colors .
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Fish Sniffer publisher Paul Kneeland and Dave Barsi of Oak Run with 13 and 14 pound Lahontan Cutthroat trout from Pyramid Lake .
Fantastic Tufa rock formation at the “ Needles ” at the north end of Pyramid Lake .
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