Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Pyramid Lake 10-14-14
Zach's 30" LCT on his 30th birthday!
The fishing at Pyramid Lake was very good leading up to and on the full moon for fly anglers fishing from tubes, pontoons and boats in 20-40’ of water stripping minnow patterns on fast sinking lines. However, the days after the full moon the fishing slowed way down as the bait balls seemingly disappeared or moved out into deeper water. With some weather coming in and cooler temperatures on the horizon I expect the water temperatures (mid 60’s right now) to start dropping which will help tremendously with the shore bite which is mostly non existent at this time. Beaches such as Warrior, Shot Dog and Sandhole are providing the most consistent fishing right now for float tubing anglers. Good reports from Spider have been coming in but I have not had much luck there yet. Jigging with a heavy sinking line and big minnow pattern has been successful if that is your thing. For me , I prefer casting and retrieving my flies through the bait balls for that intense grab! I’ve also had some success deep water midging with a break away indicator setup fishing 28-30’ under an indicator. Hot flies this week are Tui chub minnows, clousers in olive/white and chartreuse/white, Moo Minnows, Zackie Minnows, and Moo’s Balanced Minnows. I have availability in October and November and expect the shore bite to become very good over the next few weeks.