Pyramid Lake, Nevada Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Pyramid Lake, Nevada Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Go early! The fishing is starting to get more difficult-best chance of sucess is bright and early in the morning.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
4 / 29 / 2016
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Pyramid Lake is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: N/A

Visibility: 50 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 58 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: First light

Best stretch: Unless you can see them coming in to cruise the shallows, pick an area with a deep drop-off. Try Wino, Peliccan, or sand-hole. The nets north and south are also producing.

Best access point: Fish are coming in spoaridically in good numbers anywhere between Wino and Warrior Point. Try Pelican or the North Nets to get started.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Chironomids and the olive balanced leech seem to be the most consistent flies lately.

Fish species: Lahontan Cutthroat

Fishing season: October 1- June 30

Nearest airport: Reno-Tahoe

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Pyramid Lake Description

Pyramid Lake is a desert lake located on Paiute Indian reservation land. A Nevada fishing license is not needed, however a permit must be purchased for fishing or boating on the lake. At 25 miles long and 4-11 miles wide, this is a very large lake that can be quite intimidating to the first time fisherman, however it can be fished similar to many other small stillwaters. It can also be a very demanding piece ...

Techniques & Tips

Nymphing under the indacator has been the best way to tie into a few fish lately.

7-Day Forecast

Get out there early! Fishing has been tough lately for most-be patient and soak those flies under the indacator, the fish will them.

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