Northern CA Freshwater Fishing Report

Pyramid Lake keeps kicking out lunker cutthroats

BY PAT YOUNG/WON Staff WriterPublished: Jan 16, 2013

SUTCLIFFE, NV — Despite extremely cold weather at Pyramid Lake this past week, shore anglers and trollers continued to land lunker-sized cutthroats.  Lahontans from 9½ to 18¾ pounds made it to the scales at Crosby’s Lodge and aboard the Eagle Eye Charters boat run by Joe Mendes.

AN 18-LB., 11.2-ounce Lahontan cutthroat trout measuring 33.5 inches was caught on Jan. 9 by Daniel Walton while fishing off Wino Beach using a yellow fly. Valarie Taylor of Crosby Lodge sent in the photo.

“We had two big cutthroats checked in this past week by fly fishermen,” Valerie Taylor at Crosby’s Lodge said. “Daniel Walton continued his winning ways, bringing in an 18-pound, 11-ounce, 33½-inch cutthroat taken at Wino Beach on a yellow fly. Steven Joseph landed a 31-inch, 13-pound 6-ounce trout on a fly while fishing at the South Nets which he released on site.”

“We’re fighting 3- to 4-foot waves and frigid temps today (Sunday) off the North and South Nets, but we’ve landed 10 trout to 28 inches and 9½ pounds so far,” Mendes said from the boat when WON called. “We’re doing best on the bleeding frog FlatFish trolled 17 to 21 feet deep over 30 to 35 feet of water.”

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