Fly Fishing Report | Pyramid Lake and Truckee River

Jan 12, 2023 | FISHING REPORT, Pyramid Lake, Reno Fly Shop, Truckee River

Pyramid Lake

The bite has been on at Pyramid Lake. The storms have really gotten the fish active. Both retrieving and indicator fishing has been working. The fish have been shallow, both when retrieving and on the indicator we have been catching fish from 5-9 feet down on both midges and balanced leeches. Timing and patience are crucial as the water is at its coldest point in the season. Fish are coming into schools and are willing to feed. 

Most of the fish have come on beetles and boobies on the strip, but we are only letting the flies sink for 10-15 seconds. The retrieve speed has varied almost hour to hour. Sometimes they like it fast and sometimes it seems you can’t move it slow enough. 

Flies we recommend: Booby Fly (Catwhisker, Deadpool, Spanish Olive), Pyramid Lake Beetle, Tadpole, Pyramid Lake Bugger (Northern Lights), Balanced Leech (Wine, Peacock, White), Holographic Midge (49’er)

If you want to get out on the lake with guide Mike Anderson check your calendars and call today. March only has a few free days and February is filling up quickly. Hope to see you out there!

Truckee River

Due to flucuating flows the fishing on the Truckee has been tough. The river has spiked over 2000 Cfs with the recent storms. This has caused the river to be off color. The turbidity of the river does seem to be clearing up somewhat quickly after these big pulses and is fishable just a day or so after the surge. Fish will be pushed to the edges of the river making it easier to target them. Larger flies, Worm patterns, and eggs will supply the profile and color that the fish are looking for to feed. Focus on the inside seam of river  as this will be a place the fish can stack up and keep out of the heavy flows. 

Flies We Suggest: Beads: San Juan Worm, TJ Hooker, Drunk & Disorderly, Barely Legal, French Nymph, Perdigon (black), TNT, Neon Jig, Bead Head Zebra Midge

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