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fishwrong2
11-05-2018, 06:26 AM
Made a trip to Pyramid with two buddies Friday thru Sunday. Had a great time at this amazing fishery. Also got in a few of those moments we live for.

I got my first cutthroat over 10#s, one buddy got a 12#+/- on a sissy stick (fly rod), and the other got a fish of a life time, 23 pounder. We also got four others over 7#s. Best moment of the trip was seeing the big fish role 30 feet off to the side of the boat, causing three grown men to go silent until the fish made the net, at which point we all started giggling.

Fish seemed to be spread out. Fly guy buddy got his big one off a ladder somewhere south of nets (not sure which beach) before I got up there. We got a few off Spider trolling, and the rest came from the east side rocky areas. We fished Hells Kitchen with quite a few other folks, but we caught fish several other spots with similar structure.

The big fish came jigging spoons 30-60 feet deep. When we trolled, Flatfish and Maglipps worked best out of what we used. The key seemed to be staying tight to bottom. Had a couple fish follow lures right to the boat, hang out, and actually bite. I see followers every now and then, but rarely do they bite again once they've seem the boat.

Thanks to those who post reports. The information provided is priceless. Can't wait to go back to that amazing place.

MKE
11-05-2018, 06:47 AM
Good going ! Glad you finally made the trip that lake doesn't disappoint! It's probably safe to say you'll be making a trip there annually if not more. Great job you guys and thanks for the report. By the way the one fish I caught over 20#s I caught on my fly rod with a fly I make just for those fish.

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fishwrong2
11-05-2018, 01:01 PM
Good going ! Glad you finally made the trip that lake doesn't disappoint! It's probably safe to say you'll be making a trip there annually if not more. Great job you guys and thanks for the report. By the way the one fish I caught over 20#s I caught on my fly rod with a fly I make just for those fish.

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This year was the third annual trip. Would like to make it more often, but just doesn't seem to work out that way.

The buddy who got the 12 pounder, caught it on a fly he designed and tied. Thought that was pretty cool. I've spent much more time picking flies out of trees and bushes than fish, so I stick with the knuckle-dragging gear crowd mostly. It is cool to dial in techniques and get in the zone though. Messed with a lot of different rigs, and settled on fishing with a bass rod and braid jigging. It's fun when you get the chance to get in the zone "be the spoon, feel every flutter" and then detect a subtle pause, or thump. Redneck meditation I guess.

Fun days.

Seeforellen
11-05-2018, 05:56 PM
I will be there the 13th through the 15th you have no idea how jealous and excited your post makes me!

Captain Compassion
11-05-2018, 06:20 PM
Is this the fish?
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/0000m.jpg

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TBSP
11-05-2018, 06:43 PM
Wow, fish of a lifetime for sure!

fishwrong2
11-05-2018, 09:06 PM
Is this the fish?
http://www.graywave.org/sniffer/0000m.jpg

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That's the one.

Joked that he's not as photogenic as Chelsea (She made the Fish Sniffer cover with a 21 pounder I believe). He agrees.

Captain Compassion
11-05-2018, 09:18 PM
The Smile sez it all. :cheers:

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NorCalNative
11-06-2018, 09:05 AM
Wow incredible. I love pyramid - probably my favorite fishery. Did you eat that big one? How'd she taste? We just finished a 15# and it was delicious to the last bite.

PMR#9
11-06-2018, 09:09 AM
This year was the third annual trip. Would like to make it more often, but just doesn't seem to work out that way.

The buddy who got the 12 pounder, caught it on a fly he designed and tied. Thought that was pretty cool. I've spent much more time picking flies out of trees and bushes than fish, so I stick with the knuckle-dragging gear crowd mostly. It is cool to dial in techniques and get in the zone though. Messed with a lot of different rigs, and settled on fishing with a bass rod and braid jigging. It's fun when you get the chance to get in the zone "be the spoon, feel every flutter" and then detect a subtle pause, or thump. Redneck meditation I guess.

Fun days.You nailed it If in doubt rip it out