Goodbye March, Hello April !!
I took a water temp today 4/1 at 3:30 this afternoon in 6 ft. of water and we are in the 48-50 degree range. This is 2 to 4 degrees colder than this time last year. The fish are coming within casting range and cruising the shallows for brief periods throughout the day and will continue to stay within casting range once the water warms up a bit more. We have seen a big increase of fish cruising shallow the last couple of days.
We might sound like a broken record but it’s actually a good thing the lake is still on the cold side. The water will reach the “peak” temperature in April and this will extend the season for everyone. Over the last week we’ve seen the bite go from a strong morning bite with little action in the afternoon to a slow morning bite and a strong evening afternoon/evening bite. When planning a trip out to Pyramid try and give yourself the opportunity to catch one of the special periods. Usually 2 or 3 days will give you a great shot to at an epic bite and as always more time on the water is always better.
Juan and Rob from Colorado were out fishing with us for 5 days and boy did they ever put on a clinic. Example: 3/31 they were quick on the hook set and put 30 fish in the net, nothing smaller than 22 inches. Fish were literally eating midges yesterday off the top of the water. What a sight to experience.
Mark, Steve and Ken from Colorado also got into the bite at the beginning of the week. They landed at Reno Airport at 12:09 pm and headed to the lake. By 5pm they put 18 fish in the net out of 36 takes/hits/bobber downs. They had more fun ribbing each other on the missed strikes then fishing. Great to see grown men acting like kids. Amazing how time on Pyramid Lake turns you into a kid. Fishing is all about fun, leave the BS from home or work at home or work, the fish can sense your stress. Was that 6 or 7 wraps guys ? LOL inside joke.
A good box of flies this time of year will have midges in a variety of colors including red, wine, black and brown. As for stripping flies, you can’t go wrong with Doug O’s popcorn beetle and black wooly worm. “TIP” When tying your Wooly Worms use 2-4 hackles to create bulk. This will create more water movement. Trust me, it works.
Wes, Tony and Shawn from Canada came across the border to fish with Guide Casey Anderson for 2 days. Blue Bird Skies didn't deter these guys from hitting the lake hard. From light takes to double hook ups they encountered all conditions and "Roped" the fish.
Edit: 4/1 4pm-530pm Hundreds of fish cruising the shallows and were on the CHEW !! It was WFO for Josh, Kiana and Robert.
It's time everyone, the Spring season has SPRUNG
Give us a call if you have any questions or would like to book a trip. Good luck and we’ll see you out at the lake.