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12-08-2006, 12:27 PM
I just got a call from Beth on her cell and she's heading to the East side of Pyramid to do a little bank fishin'. 8-)

God luck Beth you fish'n machine you ;)

12-08-2006, 08:33 PM
Gotta get in before the storm! Y'know the fish turn on before a storm.

Or, who's gonna fish IN the storm! ;D

Good luck, Beth! [smiley=angling.gif]

12-11-2006, 03:02 PM
I went to Pyramid on Friday the 8th I figured I would drive over to the East side since thatís where all you guys caught the big hogs at. *I went as far as the road would take me and all I can say is holly crab it was so breath taking. I had a hard time getting down to a few spots thanked god I had 4 wheel drive.

I found a spot that I could get down to pretty easy but only caught 2 slot fish pretty skinny. I went back out on Sunday the 10th over to Monument Rock caught a few around 17-19 females again pretty skinny. I left there and was heading to my favorite spot Blockhouse when I seen another road off to the left I believe it was called Dog something I couldnít read the rest of it. I had seen a few guys fishing the spot on my way up to Monument Rock.

I got out checked it out looked pretty good so I decided to back my truck down closer yeah right. I hit a spot with soft sand I had my waders still on and I guess I hit the gas instead of the brake. I was stuck I kept trying to get out it just wasnít going to happen.

I seen a few trucks go by I would wave but no one stopped I had my hand held but it wasnít picking up anything except the weather. I changed back in to my sweats walked around the truck I knew I could get out but then I also knew that if I didnít do it the right way I would be in more trouble.

I took my manual out and started reading it the book told me to rock the truck back in forth from reverse to drive after about 1hr I did get out. I was afraid I would have to hike back to the road and pray the boogie man wouldnít get me.

After I got back on the main road I now know why no one stopped you canít see the spot unless youíre heading the same directions.

Here are a few pictures from both days the needles sure looked beautiful
After I got out

12-11-2006, 03:27 PM
I learned a couple of tricks that will get you out of a jam like you were in.
1) Lower the tire pressure by half, unbelievable traction!
2) Set parking break slightly, this will make both wheels in rear spin.
This works great in the sand and good in dry dirt and gravel.
3) A piece of driftwood under the right rear tire can also help.
Try these if this ever happens again, it worked for me.

12-11-2006, 03:44 PM
Boy reading your story about getting stuck brought back some memories. I got stuck out at Blockhouse back in the early 90's. I had a four-whell drive Ranger(No more Fords) and I got into some soft stuff at Blockhouse and sunk right in up to the axles. To make a long story short this friendly older Pauite gentleman tried to winch me out and I was so deep it was pulling his truck in! He told me that he would call his son to bring his two horses and they would get me out. I was very skeptical to say the least. He hooked up the two horses and sure as shootin they pulled me right out! I gave him some bucks and bought a few cases of beer and everyone was happy. The moral of the story was: There is no substitute for real horsepower! Thanks for the pics and fishing report Chick. Those are some awesome vistas!

12-11-2006, 03:47 PM
It sounds crazy but in dry sand a few gallons of water dumped around the drive wheels (the ones spinning) firms up the sand so you can drive out. The lower tire pressure is a real help also.
Of course when I'm stuck in dry sand I'm usually in the desert and there isn't a bunch of water handy.
Good luck and tight lines

12-11-2006, 04:13 PM
blow sand is tough to get out of. take a small roll of chicken wire ,spread it under tire after jacked up. lower tire pressure, wet sand etc all good to try. best thing is to listen to advice because she called me on her way and i tried to tell her but she knew. somebody told her to watch for blow sand and if to wet no bottom to it. sorry to tattle on you beth.

12-11-2006, 06:37 PM

Great pictures !!

Sorry for the so,so day.

That was a lot of gas for some slot fish, maybe next time ?

Note: a shovel and some 2x6 's in the back of the rig always
come in handy.

The wood for a fire , for a hot "toddy" and the shovel for the Boogie man !! ;) ;D

Later Ed

12-12-2006, 06:59 AM
Great photos Beth ;D Good ways to get unstuck Ed ;) lower tire pressure
and 2x6 plus shovel...get r done


12-12-2006, 09:25 AM
Your adventures, are really adventures......How do you do that???

12-12-2006, 09:28 AM
Beth, don't think of it as getting stuck, rather natures way of having you slow down and smell the roses! ;)

12-12-2006, 09:29 AM
Your adventures, are really adventures......How do you do that???

I wish I knew I hate to sit home on the weekends so I just get in my truck and see where she takes me and yes I always get in to some kind of trouble go figure ;D ;)

12-12-2006, 09:30 AM
Thanks for the advice guys :-*

Steve ,
I didnít get stuck on Friday it was Sunday *[smiley=tongue2.gif] jack up the truck how do you do that. ;D

I learned along time ago the hard way to get out and walk around the spot that you want to go. I did walk around the spot but I didnít walk on the spot that I wanted to put my truck on yes I had a big blonde moment. [smiley=carla.gif]

I read the book and it said to lower the tire pressure I was going to do that at the last possible moment. *Iíve been stuck out at blockhouse several times with my old ford and had to be towed out I also was towed out by a local guy except no horses.

Iím getting better I didnít have a shovel but I had my pole holder if I needed to dig out. [smiley=cuckoo.gif]
Fishing Buddy said he has a shovel for the truck I can have love you buddy. :-*
Tortuga thanks for the info I had no clue.

I only live 45 minutes away from Pyramid round trip is 72 miles from my house to blockhouse or the dock Iím not worried about the gas although both days I put over 130 each day I like to try other spots to fish although I do the best at blockhouse.

12-12-2006, 10:22 PM
Chick, Thanks for the beautifull pictures. I still have never been there and the pictures are a treat. Sorry to see that you nearly got stuck. The 4 wheelin is fun but getting stuck is not. Thanks again for the report and pictures.

12-13-2006, 07:44 AM
Hey Chick, I don't know if this is rumor or not but years ago someone told me that noone is supposed to tow noone out at Pyramid. Big fine if you're caught. Something about Smith and Tobey Towing getting the biz. I'm sure this doesn't apply to natives though.
If your going out there to explore and check out stuff it's kind of hard not to get stuck. When the hot springs were open there were several roads to get up there most of them soft. I bet Smith and Tobey killing up there. Shovel and lumber is good advice.

12-13-2006, 09:03 AM
Great pics. When we were there the other week the rocks looked like Anuo Nuevo with a 3 feet sea and we were in a boat !

12-13-2006, 09:14 AM
That's the one thing about Pyramid it always looks so diffrent no matter when you go ;)

12-13-2006, 12:21 PM
Yep, its a really great place and even though we need better ramps I can't complain how they manage the fishery. *Lot's of fun *:)


12-14-2006, 03:30 PM
Just remember Chick when you get stuck it doesn't matter where you are, you shouldn't have been there. *;D ;D
It looks like you only had one wheel spinning, you need to check your 4 wheel drive. It may not be working.

12-14-2006, 04:02 PM
Just remember Chick when you get stuck it doesn't matter where you are, you shouldn't have been there. *;D ;D
It looks like you only had one wheel spinning, you need to check your 4 wheel drive. It may not be working.

Don't say that I'm driving over the hill on Friday :-/

12-14-2006, 05:06 PM

Hit the S/W today, started at 8:30, in that 8mph breeze........

Right!! 10MPH WITH GUST, that kept tring to put my cap in the lake.

By 10am everythig calmed down.

I felt brave today........ultra light with 4lb test from K-mart !!

Only used spoons that I did not mind loosing ! ;D ;D

The bite dropped of at 10am, however I did manage six fish.

The largest went 25". Nice male with lots of color.

Gave the "Lake Gods" five lures in change for those fish. Not much
recovery odds , with the small line.

However the fight these fish gave me was well worth the price .

All C&R.........

Did not hit the BH.......too many people.

Later Ed

12-14-2006, 06:02 PM
Yeah its like the beach...wet sand is a lot easier to walk on.