During the closure many anglers were getting stir crazy waiting for the re opening of the land of the giants. The break the lake and monster fish that live within got from the closure played out in favor for the fishery. Almost two feet of vertical feet of fresh water was much needed and the fishing has been very much worth the wait. The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe did a great job in doing all they can to get the lake back open early as possible. Even if it meant a partial opening.
The lake was open from North Nets to Shotdog and all the beaches are fishing tremendously with big fish coming from all beaches. Just yesterday, Saturday, March 4th, the Tribe opened the beaches from Popcorn to Tamarack, and North Nets to Shot Dog. The area north of Tamaracks to South Nets, Warrior Point and all points north, and Dago Bay and Howard’s Beach on the south end of the Lake remain closed to the public until further notice. Here is a map to ensure that you head to the open beaches.
We have over 30 reports of fish over ten pounds being caught since the re opening. Indicators and stripping have both been producing numbers and trophies equally. For the indicator, midges in black and also wine are fishing well and then, balanced leeches in black, olive, grey, and brown, have all caught big fish this last week. Vary your depth until you find fish. Each beach will be different.Stripping flies with beetles or a boobie paired with your favorite wooly, clouser, leech, etc. will get you some fish to hand as well. They haven't been particularly picky, so don't be afraid to change colors and depths to find the fish it will be different day to day and beach to beach . With that said, many of the beaches have changed from the flood and the quick rise and water so just be observant when driving, walking, and wading.
Stay warm and dry, the water temperatures are about 46.5 degrees. It may be a little chilly but the fishing has been plenty worth it. With all the new fresh water and high flows of the Truckee, were are starting to anticipate the water staying a little cooler longer. Hopefully prolonging the time of year we all love to fish. From now for the next couple months is the time to get out. We will see you on the water!