Pyramid has been fishing pretty fair again this week, and while the fish are certainly showing signs of entering spawn, there are still quite a few fish still feeding aggressively. On warmer days the midge bite has been great, with great activity in the morning, a lull mid morning, and again kicking up again after noon. The colder days have made for better days to use your sinking lines and streamers, or even balanced leeches. By this time in the season the fish have seen a lot of flies, so we encourage you to reach deep into your box and fish some curveball flies, stuff that you tied up a few years ago that’s been sitting in your box for too long, stuff out of your river box, dragonfly imitations, scuds, caddis, just different.
We had a great day this week fishing pheasant tails and hare’s ears, while the rest of the beach wasn’t doing quite as well on midges. For late season streamers, we recommend using flies with more of a natural look, less flash, natural colors, and smaller than you would fish mid-winter. Also with the fish in shallower water, use a slower sinking line such as an intermediate sink to not drag your flies in the sand. We expect Pyramid to begin to slow down in another week or two as the majority of the fish enter spawn, slowing the bite down for a few weeks, but if the lake stay cold and fish remain in shallow late May, expect some great late season fishing out here!