Morning fishing from shore has been fairly productive with indicators and balanced leeches and retrieving wooly buggers and booby flies. After the morning rush, fishing from shore cools off considerably. The LCT will move into deeper water, but most of the active fish are below 50’, too deep to effectively employ a fly line even with heavy flies. Not to mention the effects of catching fish at that depth and bringing them to the surface can be hazardous to the trout. We released a podcast episode with Nancy Vucinich from the Pyramid Lake Fisheries a while back and in it we discuss the hazards of catching trout at depth and some of the suggested handling methods to minimize negative impacts to the fish.
Try focusing on the deeper beaches and drop offs when the fishing gets slow. Schools are coming by sporadically throughout the day. The Lake is still turning-over. With continued cold weather and some wind it should flip quickly and fishing from shore should pick up dramatically.
Flies We Suggest: Boobies (Martini Olive, Cat Whisker, Diablo), Pyramid Lake Beetle, Bellyache Minnow, Jans Tui-Chub, Balanced Leech, Holographic Midge
Recently Mike Anderson put in the On-the-Water report that Pyramid Lake began to “turn-over” or “flip”. I thought it would......