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Monday, April 30, 2012

Pyramid Lake - April 27-29, 2012

Another Pyramid trip in the books.  We read the reports, it sounded slow.  Quoted from some other people, 'the slowest fishing we've seen in 20 years.'  I guess we should have known what to expect, but I was optimistic anyways!

After about a 4.5 hour drive from San Jose, we rolled in around 11am to the South Nets.  Tom already had a few fish, so things were looking good.  After unpacking the amazing amount of gear, we were on the water.  It wasn't too long before we had our first fish from the boat.  We had to fish the boat to be able to be right on the ledge that drops from 5 to 10 ft of water.
(above) Tom with a standard slot female with the Pyramid in the back

(above) My first fish of the trip

(above) My Dad with his first and perhaps only fish of the trip

(above) Chunky fatty on the midging rig... Look at that tail!

Woke up with high hopes, but boy was this to be a SLOW day.  We have a group of at least 6 guys, and NO ONE got bit until after 730PM.  We fished ALL day and it was SLOW.

(above) WINDY in the morning

(above) The wind died down which didn't help the already non existent bite. At least we could enjoy the Pyramid?

(above) FINALLY a fish caught on a beetle around 730pm

There was one or two other fish caught before dark by the rest of our group, but BOY was it slow.

Woke up a bit discouraged, but thought we would give it a try anyways. I never caught a fish and had to pull out around 11am to drive back to San Jose.  Tom ended up with 2 fish and the rest of the group got another 3 more I think for the rest of the day.  Slightly better bite than Saturday?    
(above) Sunrise Sunday

(above) Tom bendo!

(above) Just a fiesty little scrapper!

(above) This is about what we did all day, but it was great hanging out with everyone and getting a couple fish!

I won't be back till next spring, but lets hope it's better than this year!

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