Fishing this previous blue bird week was slightly slower than what is usually expected from March. As we began to enter more storm phases that the bite has definitely picked up to full swing. We are expecting more rain at pyramid and snow in higher elevations later in the week. The positive side of going through a spell of warm weather is it gave opportunity for the water to try and warm up. The water temps depending on the beach will be about 45-47 degrees. We are still waiting for the lake to obtain that prime 52-55 degree temps. We have only seen a few cruising fish but plenty of other fish feeding close to the shorelines. It’s becoming spawn season for summits and late pilots so prepare to see cruising fish in the next couple weeks!
Some of the common beaches have been very crowded but for the exact reason of people are catching fish. Since we have had over a decade of the Pilot strain being reintroduced there is now such an outstanding number of fish in the lake and plenty of beaches to catch them at. Finding new water can be very rewarding and add some new excitement to old regiments. If you do choose to join the crowded beaches we all ask that you please use proper etiquette when fishing near other people. There’s plenty of room for everyone to have a great time and catch plenty of fish. Thank you!
On the actual fishing side we have been doing very well using various midges and nymphs in red, wine, and black. With or without an indicator. We always get asked “what depth should we be fishing?” The answer to this all depends on what beach you are fishing. It could be 4ft it could be 18ft. Determining the depth of the beach quicker will help you decide the depth that’s needed to fish that particular spot. Play around with depths and you might be pleasantly surprised.
Sinking lines are great way to determine depths on a sandy beach or to find an ledge farther out. Stripping sinking line has been tried and true and is never a bad go-to way of fishing any beach that won’t snag you up.
Popcorn beetles and boobies accompanied by a wooly bugger or streamer on or close to the bottom is great universally around the lake. Many of our big fish this year have come from stripping sinking line and/or shooting heads
Nothing beats time in the water and wet flies.
Waiting for the different schools to come in or resident schools to circle back is the name of the game. The longer you wait the better your chance. Simple.
We have had some incredible trips all with incredible people out here this season. The season isn’t over and there’s still plenty of time to make you’re trip!
Recent client Capt. Bob Renn of Southern California said:
“A memorable experience for sure. Great service and even better people. That’s quite a gem you have there in pyramid lake.”
The PFC Team is ready to take you on your Pyramid Lake adventure, April is going to be fun with the Summit Spawn. Don’t miss out.
Casey and the PFC Team