Pyramid opens on October 1 and the first week of the season is often excellent fishing. This is a multi-day trip with camping at the lake. Lodging options are available at Crosby's Lodge in Sutcliffe or hotels in Sparks/Reno. Come out for one day or all of them!
We will make a call on the specific beach to fish/camp in late September.
October is float tube/pontoon boat time at Pyramid. The fish are in 15 to 65 feet of water chasing Tui-Chub and fatting up fast. Fly fishing in those depths requires some special techniques which will be shared with anyone new to the game. In addition, anyone new to Pyramid will receive instruction on how to rig your equipment, fly selection, casting, retrieves and fishing safely from a tube at the big lake.
- 6 to 9 weight rods, with a fast sinking shooting head (preferred) or full sink line. A floating line will REQUIRE break away indicators to fish 15 plus feet deep (difficult). Sink tip or intermediate sink lines will not get the job done.
- a float tube or pontoon boat, best if equipped with a depth finder
- waders, boots, fins
- a personal floatation device (a very good idea for Pyramid)
- leader/tippet material in 12# to 15# (yes, that heavy!)
You will need a permit from the Paiute Tribe - $12/day, $96/season available online in advance. No Nevada license is required. Camping is $16/night $41/3 nights, also available online. Boats with motors also require a boating permit.
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