Pyramid Lake, Nevada Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Pyramid Lake, Nevada Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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The water temps are only reaching the low 40's, using leeches and or chironomids under an indicator targeting 5'-15' have been working the best. If you like to strip beetles and buggers, use slower retrieve patterns with longer pauses.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
2 / 6 / 2019
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Pyramid Lake is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: N/A

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 43 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: All day

Best stretch: Limited recreation use between from monument to Popcorn.

Best access point: Pelican Point, Sandhole, and Blockhouse

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Leeches Bait fish Chironomids Beetles

Fish species: Lahontan Cutthroat

Fishing season: October 1- June 30

Nearest airport: Reno-Tahoe

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

Indicator fishing with balanced leeches, mahalo nymphs, and/or chironomids. Strip bait fish patterns or wooly buggers with boobys or beetles. Go deep with jig patterns when the water temperature is warm.

7-Day Forecast

The water temps will stick around the low to mid 40's for the winter. The fish will move slow, so slow down as the angler. Swing by the store if you need more info!!!

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