Pyramid Lake lived up to its reputation with predictably unpredictable weather. Strong winds, once again, limited fishing opportunities. Unfortunately, the beginning of this week is windy as well. Hopefully by week’s end fortunes will change.
We fished on Monday, April 3, and managed to catch and release 26 Lahontan cutthroats. Nothing of tremendous size that day with most fish fell within the 17” to 20” range with a few 20” to 22”. As with previous trips this winter and spring, the fish were caught in shallow water, 5 to 20 feet.
Once again, lure selection and fishing approach was the key to success. We changed lure often opting for different lure types and colors. Size #4 Lyman’s and U-20 flatfish provided the greatest success.
The weather cooperated on Tuesday April 12. We caught 17 Lahontan’s following the same strategy as described above. My partner wanted to keep a couple fish that day for culinary purpose. It just so happened that all the fish we caught was all in the slot between 21” and 231/2” and had to be released. What a thing to complain about!
As one can see, from the photo at the upper right, Pyramid holds the promise and possibility of catching giant Lahontan cutthroats each trip.
Paul Dalka (Fish Head)