Friday, May 11, 2012

Pyramid Lake 5/15

Talk about a busy May... I haven't had time to do much of anything besides get the lawn back in Spring/Summer condition and finish up my honey-do items. Work has kept me busy, which is a good thing I guess, but it definitely doesn't leave much time for fishin'. I finally caught a break today, and played hooky so I could give Pyramid another shot. With 76 degree weather and very light wind, how could you pass up the opportunity?

I got out to the lake around 7 am. I rigged up my rods for dragging and nymphing, although I only threw the buggers 4 or 5 times all day. The wind was a pain in butt early, blowing in my face at a steady click. Since Indian Head isn't sheltered at all, it took a little maneuvering to get into an optimal spot to fish the ledge. Luckily for me, the wind and current were moving in the same direction, so I could let my flies drift the ledge for 40 - 50 yards without too much mending.

Within 45 minutes I had my first fish:

My next cast landed this female:

I managed to land 7 fish today... the first three came within minutes of each other, and the other 4 were a little more sporadic. I also lost an absolute beast, but I have no idea how large it was. Within 30 seconds of hooking up, my indicator came flying out of the water and my stack was gone... It din't look like knot failure either. I'm pretty sure it was the 6 lb test I had on, which I later changed to a 10 lb test to insure I wouldn't lose another one.

The fish are putting up a fight, and they're in close to shore now. I saw multiple fish trolling the shallows looking for tasty morsels. All of my fish were caught on my nymph rig, which is probably why the fight seemed much better. All I can say is get out there before it gets too hot. Now is the time to catch some fish.

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