Pyramid Lake, Nevada Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Pyramid Lake, Nevada Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Fishing has pick up and we are seeing some nice fish being caught.This time of year fish key in on midges as the bait fish have gone deep in search of better water. You'll find fish cruising the shore line looking and feeding on any midge they can find. Fishing with midges on floating lines with or without indicators has been the best way to fish. Make sure to change color of fly and the depth often if you're not finding success. Cast and retrieve methods with a sinking line has still been productive.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
3 / 4 / 2020
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Pyramid Lake is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: N/A

Visibility: 46 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 52 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: Windless Bay, Pelican Point, and Blockhouse

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

chironomids tui chub beetles midges

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

This next week will should warm up a little bit after these cold few days. If you were looking for some comfortable days to get out this is the time!

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