Sunday, October 2, 2011

Pyramid Lake - Opening Day

So I made it out on opening day, and of course I forgot the camera... The fishing was slow going for the first hour, but I didn't get on the lake until 12:30, so I expected a slow day. Some hardware tossers just up from me seemed to have decent success, and I waited until they left before I moved into the spot their were fishing.

Within a few minutes of shifting positions to the point at Indian Head, I managed to hook a nice 22 -23 inch female cutthroat. She was a very healthy fish and actually hit my flies as I was pulling a knot out of my line and my flies were drifting within 15 feet of me. Within 2 casts I had another fish on of ok size, but soon realized it was not the fish I should be fishing for and got it in and released it immediately.

In total I landed 2 fish and managed to get a few hits here and there. The bite seemed to pick up during the windiest parts of the day. I did see a cloud of bait fish swim by in the shallows, but didn't notice any takers. The fish were close to shore though, and each fish was caught on a natural colored bugger.

Looks like pyramid might be a good bet early this year. The fish are active right now, and the temps are fantastic. Get out there before it gets too cold

The rest of us hit the lake at sun up @ indian head beach. The bite was pretty steady up to about 11am when the wind shifted in to our face and we called it a morning. Brandon will post some pics of the fish we caught but it was pretty much the same story as Tom. We were catching fish right in close just where the shelf drops off in to deeper water. The bait clouds were big and thick. We did see some slot fish burning through the clouds like sharks out in the ocean, it was a pretty cool thing to see. The consistant color was Solid chartreuse bugger pattern. We hooked up on midnight cowboy as well as purple/black as well as olive buggers. Indian head was pretty busy on the point all the way in to the bay and everyone was catching fish. Porn to follow as soon as Brandon gets the pics of Dans camera.

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