With this incredible precipitation we have been receiving Pyramid has become one of the few places around the area that’s still fishable. So unless you’re stuck in the snow, the reasons to not fish the lake are dwindling. Pyramid has been fishing incredibly. Recently the rains have muddied up certain beaches. But where there is clear water there will be fish. Early mornings, afternoons and evenings have still been the best time for a good bite. Bigger schools will still move around all day coming in and out of the flats near the shores to feed. Being patient and keeping your flies in the strokes zone as long as possible is key for this time of year. You don’t want to miss your bites when then come. Any grab right now has the chance to end up being the trophy cutthroat you have been searching for.
The trout hunt in packs and when it’s all going down you don’t want to miss it. If the fish are biting and people are catching keep your flies in the water. If a big fish is caught please be careful with handling, get photos, and release the fish quickly. There will be others around in the same area at that exact time. It’s not unlikely to see multiple fish over 10lbs come in a very short period when the schools are in. Keep an eye out for some proper fish handling clips on our social media outlets and website.
Stay Comfortable! Layering up in this crazy weather we are having will be just as important than any bit of the actual fishing aspect. Within a 15 minute span it could be sunny, rainy, and snowy then sunny again. Real cold with wind and clouds then warm when the sun is out. Being comfortable allows you to spend more time fishing and less time warming up in the truck which in turn you will catch more fish. When it’s the time of year we are generally seeing more big fish than small fish being caught, it makes a big difference.
Techniques and flies are back to the pyramid basics. Shooting heads and sink lines with a beetle or boobie. Pair that with a wooly bugger, streamer or any baitfish patterns. Still the colors that have seemed to work the best are olive, black and white. The indicator and “no cator” bites have been a bit more of the ticket for us. When the pods of fish are less frequent the indicator gives you more time in the strike zone. Balanced leeches and midges have been neck and neck in efficiency depending on the beach. Midges in red, wine and black. Balanced leeches in white, olive, and black have been solid. We can’t say it enough but time in the water will be crucial to catching these larger fish. With occasional large crowds on certain beaches and fish seeing flies more often make sure to change some patterns out, change size, color, weight etc until you find what they are keying in on. It could come down to as much as a bead color difference.
With most of the rivers being blown out it’s time to hit the lake and we hope to see you out there.
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The PFC Crew