Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Pyramid in the Wind

With winter in full swing the fishing is slow but they are still biting. Christmas Eve morning had me waiting for the sun to warm the air before the traditional fishing trip got under way. By noon it had warmed to a pleasant 35* with winds so light that they almost beg you to go throw a fly. Got to the lake to find that, as usual, Pyramid had its own ideas of what the weather was going to do for us. We were greeted with a 15mph wind coming directly out of the east making casting close to impossible and cooling the temperatures down a few degrees. Started throwing a stack with a #2 purple woooly up front followed by an olive bugger in #4. Between the 30mph gusts we would get as many cast in as possible then revert back to throwing spoons when the wind kicked up. Chris was able to hook up with 2 smaller fish on spoons during the gusts of wind. Finally on the third calm set I was able to get my stack a ways out past the shelf, and on the third strip in got hit hard and was able to net a 21" Cutthroat.


This was our only fish to hand for the day. We put in another hour or so after that but with no gloves and the expectation for calm winds we just werent prepared to stick it out.

Between 1 and 8 fish per day should be the standard for Pyramid through the end of February when we should start seeing warmer days bring the fish up from there deep winter hideouts. For now a 2 bugger system should be the norm with an attractor up front followed by a more natural color.

Good Luck

- Brandon

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