This is a basic blog about my fishing adventures in California. Be sure to also check out my Yellowtail specific article here.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Pyramid Lake, March 3, 2012

Friday, March 2, 2012
I made the drive up to Pyramid Lake outside of Reno, Nevada.  After a few stops, I arrived around 12pm right behind Tom, Billy, Alby and Brett.  We got camp setup and started to try to fish.
The water level seemed pretty high, and after taking out my ladder at South Nets, I was still casting in around 3-5ft of water, which is too shallow.  So I figured I would get the boat out.  I found the drop from 5-10 ft and started fishing around the ledge in 10-12ft of water.  A few other guys got their float tubes out and fished.  By the end of the night, I think I had 2 fish.  Fishing was SLOW.  Water was right around 44 - 45 degrees.  We figure the fish are out deeper feeding on the tui chub and haven't made the move to the shallow water.  We were a bit 'early'.

Saturday, March 3, 2012
Woke up, no one was fishing at South Nets.  I took the boat out and was able to get a fish.  I moved out into a ledge at 23 to 28ft of water and landed another one.  If the fish were going to bite, they always bit right when I got to a spot, but then the bite tailed off.  Finally later in the afternoon I had an indicator fish.

Sunday, March 4, 2012
Same story, so we started fishing.  I had a fish early on then took a break for breakfast.  Upon going back out, I was able to get 2 more fish, and watched Billy catch 3 from his tube as well.  Alby finally got a fish, and Tom never was able to get one the whole trip.
I left pyramid at 130 and made it back to Danville by 545.  Decent amount of traffic on the 80.

Hopefully we can get back up there when the fishing turns on in the next month or two!

Below are some picture from the trip:


  1. Great looking fish! Nice report! No lies in it, unlike Gene St Dennis who lies about the lakes he goes too(excpet Tahoe), lies about road conditions, he also lies and calls 3# pound trout 7#s. You should of held the fish out closer to camera and you could say they were 10#s! LOL jk! Looked like fun out there!

    1. Way to go Ryan!!! Don't flip that boat over! I must admit that it is pretty sad to read your reply Trout guy27, You spend more energy bad mouthing someone who isn't even relevant to Ryans blog than giving props to Ryan. Do you know Gene? I do, he is a friend of mine. Why would you even make a comment like that on here? Do you have a personal grudge against him and thought no one else would see this? This is the world wide web so you better watch what you say. Good fisherman don't have to lie brother. Sorry Ryan for going off but... Congrats again on gett'em at Pyramid it can be a tough lake for sure. Good luck, Eric