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    Re: Pyramid Newbie Need Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by hungryhooker View Post
    Thank you all for the valuable intel! Looking forward to a successful fishing trip with a family reunion on Pyramid for the opener!

    Any tips for how early we can get there, how to handle permits, avoid the rush? This will be the centerpiece of our fishing week together, any intel would be really appreciated. Happy to share some secrets on this end too re: CA side of the line :).
    Since Pelican is the main launch area, guess what kind of a lineup you will see there on opening day. And if the wind comes up the reverse will be true, and that lake can become a monster quickly. Use caution and judgement on weather conditions and good luck......Jetspray
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    Re: Pyramid Newbie Need Help!

    You can't launch until one hour before sunrise. If you want to fish then you need a boating and camping(?) permit and one permit for each angler for the number of days you will be fishing. You can get the permits at Crosby's or the ranger station on Sunday.


    Catch ya later ... hooks

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    Re: Pyramid Newbie Need Help!

    Thank you all for the valuable intel! Looking forward to a successful fishing trip with a family reunion on Pyramid for the opener!

    Any tips for how early we can get there, how to handle permits, avoid the rush? This will be the centerpiece of our fishing week together, any intel would be really appreciated. Happy to share some secrets on this end too re: CA side of the line :).

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    Re: Pyramid Newbie Need Help!

    What you from the shore often depends on the bottom you are fishing. A sandy or pebble bottom allows you to use jigs or drag crank baits along the bottom. Rocks or tufa means it's time for spoons.

    Here is a shore tutorial.

    http://epictrout.com/article/viewArt...0%2021:08:44_1

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    Re: Pyramid Newbie Need Help!

    Caught 138, 106, and 97 fish respectively on the last three openers, all jigging. These fish are not picky and will follow a jig to the surface and hit it frequently.

    You ideally want to target water between 80-40ft near a drop off close to shore. The farther you can get from boats the better (East shore).

    As everyone here has mentioned. The wind can come up quick and be ugly. The past two openers had 4ft white caps before noon. Don't chance it stay close to the ramp in that case.

    P-line lazer minnows, best colors chartruse, anything with green in it. Jig close to the bottom, or watch your FF to mark suspended fish. A drift sock can save the day if the wind comes up and you don't have an I-pilot system.

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    Re: Pyramid Newbie Need Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Robertash20 View Post
    Last couple questions.

    Whats everyone's fav ladder set up and why?

    What are the rules for flot tubes? do they have to follow the 250 ft from shore rule. I would only do this on a calm day, Ive read it gets very windy.


    TIA Im excited for my first trip!


    No, float tubes and pontoon boats for single fishermen are considered shore fishermen. So you can get right in there with the ladder guys. But I wouldn't too close.

    And it's not 250' from shore, it's 250' from the fishermen. So if the ladder in 100' from shore that puts boats 350' from shore.


    ladder....black, brown, white, iridescent dark green wooly bugger for flyfishing
    beetles work to as do larva type under an indicator.

    spin fishing,,,,, 1/4 or 3/8 oc jig heads same colors
    spoons 7/8 oz in white with red or black spots, green fades to chrome, rainbow...bring a few other colors
    Rapala shad raps silver

    Catch ya later ... hooks

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    Re: Pyramid Newbie Need Help!

    Last couple questions.

    Whats everyone's fav ladder set up and why?

    What are the rules for flot tubes? do they have to follow the 250 ft from shore rule. I would only do this on a calm day, Ive read it gets very windy.


    TIA Im excited for my first trip!

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    Re: Pyramid Newbie Need Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by hooks View Post
    Park at least 100 feet from the shoreline and don't get stuck. Spider Point, Blockhouse from shore. Pelican Point, Separator, and North and South Nets. waders advised and a ladder helps.
    Only one suggestion for wading, if the slope is steep it is more likely that there are drop offs that are horrible. Pyramid has a bunch of them, I have seen 30 ft drops very close to shore while trolling. There have also been a bunch of drownings there over the past few years. The lake shows ugly quickly as well and catches the un-aware in bad situations....Jetspray
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    Re: Pyramid Newbie Need Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Robertash20 View Post
    Whats the easiest point to fish? Just park on the beach and walk down correct???
    Park at least 100 feet from the shoreline and don't get stuck. Spider Point, Blockhouse from shore. Pelican Point, Separator, and North and South Nets. waders advised and a ladder helps.
    Catch ya later ... hooks

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    Re: Pyramid Newbie Need Help!

    Whats the easiest point to fish? Just park on the beach and walk down correct???

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