Pyramid Lake open for fishing |

Pyramid Lake open for fishing

Hello fellow anglers. A special place — Pyramid Lake opened its doors to fishing on Saturday.

The season for Pyramid lake goes from Oct 1 to June 30, 2017. I recommend that you view the 2016 regulations and permit fees at Fishing Pyramid Lake a Nevada license is not required, but you must obtain a tribal permit that may be obtained at the Lake Pyramid Ranger station or the Crosby Lodge. Locally, they can be purchased at Sportsman’s Warehouse in Carson City or at the Anglers Edge in Minden.

Special regulations must be strictly adhered to. Artificial lures or flies only with barbless hooks. You can only have a maximum of two hooks on any lure, which can be a single, double or treble hook. No scents are allowed on your presentation. Size limit is 17 to 20 inches, and 24 inches and longer. Only one trout over 24 inches is allowed in possession. No trout less than 17 inches, or between 20 and 24 inches allowed in possession. This is in order to protect the large fish for spawning and produce trophy size fish.

The length of the trout are determined by the “fork length,” meaning the length of any fish, measuring in a straight line from the tip of the snout to the fork or center of the tail. Make sure you make your decision before landing your catch, any fish not immediately released will count towards your possession limit of the person having caught it. Each angler is required to have a separate stringer for his or her catch.

Filleting of trout — or other acts that would prevent verification of fish length — is not allowed with in the exterior boundaries of the reservation.

These may sound like very strict rules to abide by, but that is why the Paiute tribe and the Pyramid lake fisheries are so successful in producing trophy sized Lahontan Cutthroat trout.

Fees for Pyramid lake are: Day use $10 per day, $25 for three days, $80 for season. Boating, $12 per day, $30 for three days, $96 per season.

Camping $15 per day, $38 for three days.

Pyramid Lake is located approximately 30 miles north of Sparks on the Pyramid highway. Make sure to use caution while boating and be aware of the weather and your surroundings. The winds can pick up very fast causing dangerous conditions. There are a few closed areas around the lake to non-tribal members which must be observed at all times.

Hope to see you on the lake this year, and don’t be surprised if your first catch of the day is over 10 pounds. Good fishin’ and tight lines.