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Captain Compassion
10-09-2016, 04:50 PM
As it has always been conditions at Pyramid Lake can be gamble. This year they came up all sevens. Clear skies, cool mornings and warm afternoons with light winds. The fishing per usual was excellent. Everyone got fish. Few real monsters but many nice ones. I fished with Captain Jetspray Friday and Saturday. Friday we fished Hell's Kitchen and the Willows Saturday we fished the Willows up to north of Monument. Friday we had 16 to the boat and Saturday we had only two. That's fishing. This year the beach at Pelican was closed to fishing so we had to camp above the beach on the new pads. It wasn't bad but the group was a bit spread out. A little too regimented for my tastes. The Pot Luck was off the charts. Steve's steaks, Okie's meat balls, super sized salads, Chili and various entrees. And for dessert CHEESECAKE. But the best thing as always was the people. I got to meet old friends and make new. All in all an epic fest. Thanks all. Now a few pictures.

CC

Sun Rise Friday Morning.
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Early Fire
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Chick and Ruger
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All Lanes are a Go.
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Heading out
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Going to Hell
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On the Troll
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Nice one Dave
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Some from the Willows.
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Captain Compassion
10-09-2016, 04:51 PM
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UNR Tourists
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This is Why they Call It Pyramid
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Robert's Pal
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Saturday Morning
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Two Saturday Fish
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Monument
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The Needles
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Fly Guys North of Monument
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Father and Son
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Steve's Buddy
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Evening Traffic Jam
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Steaks on the Grill
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Captain Compassion
10-09-2016, 04:54 PM
Three Ladies
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Pot Luck
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hooks
10-09-2016, 05:07 PM
Great pictures CC. Fishing was great too.

Please clarify....Pelican beach closed to fishing?

Jetspray
10-09-2016, 05:29 PM
Great pictures CC. Fishing was great too.

Please clarify....Pelican beach closed to fishing? I don't know about officially closed but it is quite a walk down there. I saw a few fellas getting gear ready at the turn around area with their fly gear.........Jetspray

hooks
10-09-2016, 05:38 PM
I don't know about officially closed but it is quite a walk down there. I saw a few fellas getting gear ready at the turn around area with their fly gear.........Jetspray

Maybe a repeat of last year. The ranger told me that guys were catching big fish from shore at and near the point last year.

Captain Compassion
10-09-2016, 05:43 PM
Great pictures CC. Fishing was great too.

Please clarify....Pelican beach closed to fishing?

Not closed to fishing or Camping. But closed to Vehicles.

CC

hooks
10-09-2016, 05:47 PM
Not closed to fishing or Camping. But closed to Vehicles.

CC


Phew, just in time....the vain on my forehead was starting to throb a little. LOL

Captain Compassion
10-09-2016, 07:33 PM
Not closed to fishing or Camping. But closed to Vehicles.

CC

The fly guys are going to drag their ladders a bit. :grief:

CC

MKE
10-09-2016, 07:39 PM
Sounds and looks like it was a good time had by all. Glad to hear everyone got to fish and make it back safe!

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Jetspray
10-09-2016, 09:41 PM
Sounds and looks like it was a good time had by all. Glad to hear everyone got to fish and make it back safe!

Just a little windy on the lake in the morning but you could fish the bay in front of Pelican and catch some great size stuff. One went south to the river inlet and fished the bottom and did well with some large trout. It should get better as the move is on around the lake.........Jetspray

OYD
10-10-2016, 05:43 AM
Not closed to fishing or Camping. But closed to Vehicles.

CC
Thanks for the clarification on Pelican beach.

Captain Compassion
10-10-2016, 10:23 PM
One thing to be aware of. Because of the recent fire most of the hills west of the lake are burned and the habitat for lots of the local fauna has been reduced. The area around the pads at Pelican is just crawling with coyotes. I slept in the back of my 4Runner with gate open and they were all around my camp site making an awful racket. I was worried that they were going to jump in and cuddle up with me.

The Hills behind Pelican.
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CC

Sutter Creek
10-11-2016, 05:11 AM
Nice report and pics. Good times!

Line Stretcher
10-11-2016, 05:19 PM
Oddly enough the coyotes that were walking through camp never touched the food left out or even the dog food at my camp. They seemed more interested in the pack rats on the beach. There were tons of those now that no one is using that area.

mikeandkristy
10-11-2016, 06:31 PM
I was so glad that I got a chance to come to the potluck! It was nice to see everyone!!! Mike says maybe he will go next time!:bbq1:

Jetspray
10-12-2016, 03:18 AM
I was so glad that I got a chance to come to the potluck! It was nice to see everyone!!! Mike says maybe he will go next time!:bbq1:Sorry I had to go home a little early, tell Mike about the lake and I am sure he will be there to give it a try. It is quite a ride up there, but since you have relatives there it is worth the extra miles. You were able to see the upgrades to the camping too, not such a long walk to the restrooms and level spots with not a stuck vehicle:action-smiley-035::tomato::tomato::starrolling5ez::starrolling5e z::starrolling5ez::starrolling5ez::starrolling5ez: ..........Jetspray

okie
10-12-2016, 05:16 AM
I was so glad that I got a chance to come to the potluck! It was nice to see everyone!!! Mike says maybe he will go next time!:bbq1:

plan on it, 2nd weekend of april. or just come up on a long weekend if the weather don't look so bad
happy I got to meet you too. give mike a handshake/hug for me.
be safe