Monday, November 14, 2011

Pyramid Lake - A day in the Wind

Saturday evening found us drinking a little too much to make it out duck hunting at 3am so we decided our Sunday would be best spent tossing a few streamers around at the lake. The forecast for Sunday was calling for light and variable winds out of the north, this being right on the backside of a storm front called for overcast skies and the promise of a decent day. Upon arrival at one of our usual beaches we noticed that the winds were anything but light, and the term variable didnt apply to a steady 10-15mph north wind. Thank fully we fish a beach facing south, so our casting wasnt too troubled by it. About 15 minutes in Dan had a nice hit but lost the fish, and not too shortly after that he hooked up and landed (not very gracefully i might add) a nice 22" LCT which would prove to be the only fish of the day. The day went on without much more than 2 bites between the 2 of us.

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Although the bite was slow for us we didnt actually get on water until about 2 hours after fishing light (6:00am). In the time we were setting up we watched a couple guys on the point bring in 4 fish and said that they had gotten 4 earlier as well so the bite seemed to be better in the morning and was drawing to a close just as we were arriving. Between the 6 guys that were fishing this beach with us we only saw 2 fish caught after 8:30.

Despite low temperatures across the area the lake has yet to cool off and settle into its normal winter pattern. The fish still seem to be chasing flies stripped at a moderate speed and the lure guys are still catching them while burning their spoons into shore. I have been seeing a good average for the start of the year so we should be in for a good winter and spring out there. Good luck and see you out there.

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