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RideNfish
02-22-2011, 06:04 PM
Well first of all I want to thank everyone that helped advise me for fishing Pyramid for my first time. A special thanks to Captain Compassion (CC) and Mariahpup for gear and location advice.

I was in Reno with my wife for a concert on Saturday and came over from central CA. Lots of snow on the pass but the roads were good. Got back from the concert at 12:30am and was up by 4 am to get ready to leave the Peppermill. Told my wife I would be back by noon to pick her up for our 210 mile drive home. So that gave me until 11:00am to fish. FIVE HOURS :banana:

Off I went and boy was it cold. Did I mention COLD! 14 :cold: I must admit when I got to the lake it warmed up to a balmy 19
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I went to Block House where CC so kindly advised. I was the first one there and had my lines wet by 6:05. The sun was coming up and made for a beautiful silhouette of the mountains behind the lake.

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o14/ScreaminRK/Fishing%20Stuff/IMG_0199.jpg

I threw out a 3/4 oz spoon that was white with red dots. On my third cast I landed a nice fish. I didn't plan on keeping a single fish so no tape measure and no stringer :tongue:.

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o14/ScreaminRK/Fishing%20Stuff/IMG_0201.jpg

Yehaaawww! The skunk pressure is off!

At about 6:40 people stared showing up and going to both sides of me. Now I KNOW I'm in the right spot haha.

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o14/ScreaminRK/Fishing%20Stuff/IMG_0202.jpg

I tried an assortment of lures with greens, reds, a woolly-bugger fly, different spoons etc. I brought three rods so I could cast out and during the "sink time" (amazing approach by the way) I would tie up a rod with what I wanted to try next. So once I reeled in the next pole I was ready! NO DOWN TIME :cool2:

The next fish I got was off a 1/2 oz cooper little cleo and caught two on that.

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o14/ScreaminRK/Fishing%20Stuff/0220110853a.jpg

I saw some fish caught around me and the guy next to me caught three by the time I left. He was real nice and offered for me to use some of his floating flies behind a banana weight. I ended up with five fish for the day. Three on the white/red and two on the copper. I didn't see anyone do better than I so I am real happy that I seemed to dig right in. I did not get any real large fish but had a great time.

It was 11:00 and I had to get back to Reno to pick up my wife. Sure enough fish on at 11:00 but it was the smallest of the day and perhaps the lake! haha

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o14/ScreaminRK/Fishing%20Stuff/IMG_0204.jpg

On the short walk back to my car was the ranger. As I walked up he started to put down his window so I walked over to him. He asked me how I did and I told him of the 5 I caught but didn't plan on keeping anything. I had the three rods in my hand and told him how I tied new gear during letting the line sink so I could switch gear faster. He shrugged his shoulders and said, "No concern." Then he asked if I had my permit. I told him it was in my wallet (hands full going to the car) and would be happy to get it for him. He just said don't bother and have a nice day.

What a great seven hours spent including travel time from Reno and back. All came about because I joined a fishing forum where some nice peeps helped me out and I found out about this lake called Pyramid in the desert.

A great day with some great scenery

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o14/ScreaminRK/Fishing%20Stuff/IMG_0203.jpg
http://s116.photobucket.com/albums/o14/ScreaminRK/Fishing%20Stuff/?action=view&current=IMG_0198.jpg

shadbuster
02-22-2011, 11:06 PM
Nice fish, its cool that you were able to catch fish in unfamiliar lake to you, but you must of been tired on the drive back with so little sleep.

Captain Compassion
02-23-2011, 07:21 AM
Most excellent. Glad you were able to get into them. Five from the shore is excellent for any one let alone a newbee. The weather certainly looked nice. Any day there with out a howling SE wind is special. Glad I could help.

CC

RideNfish
02-23-2011, 07:24 AM
Nice fish, its cool that you were able to catch fish in unfamiliar lake to you, but you must of been tired on the drive back with so little sleep.

You're right, it was cool to catch fish on a lake you've never been. Seems like it's always harder.

Funny about the sleep thing. I felt great driving home and most of the evening I was pretty tired at about 10pm. Get this, my dad calls and wants to fish Amador the next day! I said SURE! So up at 4:45am and off to Amador for a 10 hour fishing day without drive time of two hours. But this time about 8:30pm I was out!!!:goodnight:
Here is the Amador (http://www.fishsniffer.com/trout-board/88164-amador-shore-2-21-a.html) fishing report incase you missed it :)

mariahpup
02-24-2011, 09:38 AM
Ride N Fish....glad to hear you made it up the the great lake in the high desert. Looks like you had a good time and caught a few....just being there clears your head...hope to make it up in early March...glad Capt. C. (My Pyramid mentor along with Jetspray) and my info helped...hope we can hook up to wet a line together sometime...Luck to Ya...Mariahpup

RideNfish
02-24-2011, 10:38 AM
Mariahpup, Yep, your info and pics helped out greatly. I'm not sure but I hope to have another trip work out that direction but things are tight (to say the least) financially for me at this time.

Drop me a line when you get some dates nailed down. Who knows I might bump an elbow with ya on the bank :p

wedgemon
02-24-2011, 04:25 PM
I heard you asking about the mutiple rods. The boys & I are in the background of one of your pics. I'm in the green coat in the chair - middle background (Bad back doesn't stop me!).

We got 3 that day.

Out there at least twice a weekend and will soon be going after work more often as daylight allows.

Say hey next time you see us at Blockhouse.

RideNfish
02-24-2011, 08:48 PM
Hey Wedgemon, Sorry I didn't meet ya. I did see you over there. I think I saw you break off a lure (or something) on your back cast from your chair. LOL I may be wrong but I thought I saw that. haha.

Who knows when I make it back but was a fun first try for me. Is there better fishing ahead from shore or is this the peak?

Cheers,

SuckerPunch
02-25-2011, 08:58 AM
Man, you're making me jealous - one of these days I'm gonna get there, I swear. That first cutty is a looker...

wedgemon
02-25-2011, 10:20 AM
Ride -

Yea, there was some line frozen in the sand behind me. Got me twice.

Catch ya next time.

Think I'll try some Saturday Morning Snowfall fishing tomorrow.

- Dave

Mackattack
02-25-2011, 11:07 PM
Hey Wedgemon, Sorry I didn't meet ya. I did see you over there. I think I saw you break off a lure (or something) on your back cast from your chair. LOL I may be wrong but I thought I saw that. haha.

Who knows when I make it back but was a fun first try for me. Is there better fishing ahead from shore or is this the peak?

Cheers,

Yes fishing from shore is just gonna get better as the year goes on. Right place,right time,right lure/spoon/jig/fly will be the key to succsess.

Jake

Mackattack
02-25-2011, 11:22 PM
Well first of all I want to thank everyone that helped advise me for fishing Pyramid for my first time. A special thanks to Captain Compassion (CC) and Mariahpup for gear and location advice.

I was in Reno with my wife for a concert on Saturday and came over from central CA. Lots of snow on the pass but the roads were good. Got back from the concert at 12:30am and was up by 4 am to get ready to leave the Peppermill. Told my wife I would be back by noon to pick her up for our 210 mile drive home. So that gave me until 11:00am to fish. FIVE HOURS :banana:

3 rods with different offerings works for me. I"ll try that next time.

Jake

Off I went and boy was it cold. Did I mention COLD! 14 :cold: I must admit when I got to the lake it warmed up to a balmy 19
http://www.fishsniffer.com/[IMG]http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o14/ScreaminRK/Fishing%20Stuff/IMG_0198.jpg
http://www.fishsniffer.com/%3Ca%20href=%22http://s116.photobucket.com/albums/o14/ScreaminRK/Fishing%20Stuff/?action=view&current=IMG_0198.jpg%22%20target=%22_ blank%22%3E%3Cimg%20src=%22http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o14/ScreaminRK/Fishing%20Stuff/IMG_0198.jpg%22%20border=%220%22%20alt=%22Pyramid% 20Lake%22%3E%3C/a%3Ehttp://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o14/ScreaminRK/Fishing%20Stuff/IMG_0198.jpg

I went to Block House where CC so kindly advised. I was the first one there and had my lines wet by 6:05. The sun was coming up and made for a beautiful silhouette of the mountains behind the lake.

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o14/ScreaminRK/Fishing%20Stuff/IMG_0199.jpg

I threw out a 3/4 oz spoon that was white with red dots. On my third cast I landed a nice fish. I didn't plan on keeping a single fish so no tape measure and no stringer :tongue:.

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o14/ScreaminRK/Fishing%20Stuff/IMG_0201.jpg

Yehaaawww! The skunk pressure is off!

At about 6:40 people stared showing up and going to both sides of me. Now I KNOW I'm in the right spot haha.

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o14/ScreaminRK/Fishing%20Stuff/IMG_0202.jpg

I tried an assortment of lures with greens, reds, a woolly-bugger fly, different spoons etc. I brought three rods so I could cast out and during the "sink time" (amazing approach by the way) I would tie up a rod with what I wanted to try next. So once I reeled in the next pole I was ready! NO DOWN TIME :cool2:

The next fish I got was off a 1/2 oz cooper little cleo and caught two on that.

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o14/ScreaminRK/Fishing%20Stuff/0220110853a.jpg

I saw some fish caught around me and the guy next to me caught three by the time I left. He was real nice and offered for me to use some of his floating flies behind a banana weight. I ended up with five fish for the day. Three on the white/red and two on the copper. I didn't see anyone do better than I so I am real happy that I seemed to dig right in. I did not get any real large fish but had a great time.

It was 11:00 and I had to get back to Reno to pick up my wife. Sure enough fish on at 11:00 but it was the smallest of the day and perhaps the lake! haha

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o14/ScreaminRK/Fishing%20Stuff/IMG_0204.jpg

On the short walk back to my car was the ranger. As I walked up he started to put down his window so I walked over to him. He asked me how I did and I told him of the 5 I caught but didn't plan on keeping anything. I had the three rods in my hand and told him how I tied new gear during letting the line sink so I could switch gear faster. He shrugged his shoulders and said, "No concern." Then he asked if I had my permit. I told him it was in my wallet (hands full going to the car) and would be happy to get it for him. He just said don't bother and have a nice day.

What a great seven hours spent including travel time from Reno and back. All came about because I joined a fishing forum where some nice peeps helped me out and I found out about this lake called Pyramid in the desert.

A great day with some great scenery

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o14/ScreaminRK/Fishing%20Stuff/IMG_0203.jpg
http://s116.photobucket.com/albums/o14/ScreaminRK/Fishing%20Stuff/?action=view&current=IMG_0198.jpg
3 rods with different offerings works for me. I"ll try that next time.

Jake

RideNfish
02-26-2011, 09:44 AM
3 rods with different offerings works for me. I"ll try that next time.

Jake

Yep, but never two lines wet at the same time. I would consider only using two rods next time. I had one pole sit idle a lot. Since you have to let your offering sink so long it was nice to tie what you wanted to try next.
Good luck,

Captain Compassion
02-26-2011, 01:25 PM
Yep, but never two lines wet at the same time. I would consider only using two rods next time. I had one pole sit idle a lot. Since you have to let your offering sink so long it was nice to tie what you wanted to try next.
Good luck,
Pyramid rules say you can use only one rod at a time so only one offering in the water. I usually have a second pole set up with something but I seldom get to it. Thinking of hitting it tomorrow.

CC

Jetspray
02-27-2011, 01:40 PM
Minimum of two poles and two pole holders to keep them out of the sand. This way you can cast out and let it go to the bottom while you re-rig the second pole if you want to give them something else. I always carry a folding beach chair, no waders. Most of the fellas use waders, but I have hip and back problems so the chair is a must.......Jetspray