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The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable; a perpetual series of occasions for hope.
- John Buchan
Date and time: December 3,4,5,6, all day.
Location: Pyramid Lake, Nevada, 40 miles NE of Sparks, Nevada
Accommodations: The fishmiester will be staying in his small travel trailer at Pelican Point at the provided camping spots. Tent camping is also available almost anywhere on the west side of the lake but can be very cold this time of year. Accommodations are also available at The Nugget Casino in Sparks Nevada at a discount through Rob Anderson's Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing. Crosby's Lodge, right on the lake, has been purchased by the Piute tribe and is now renamed Pyramid Lake Lodge. They may open for lodging now that the lake is open. Call for Accommodations: 775-741-8257
Licenses and fees: You do NOT need a Nevada fishing license to fish the lake. The lake is owned by the Piute tribe and is on their reservation. You are required to purchase a Pyramid Lake fishing license from the tribe, with a cost of $24 per day or a three-day license for $62. Camping anywhere allowed on the lake regardless of type, (tent, trailer, motor home) $32 per day, three day $82. Any floating craft is classified as a boat and a boating permit is required with a cost of $26, three day $66. These fees and rates are temporary while the Coronavirus is still a threat. It's expected that the fees will revert to somewhere near their previous amounts once things return to normal. You can buy licenses and pay fees at the Piute Ranger Station at the lake or online at the tribe's website.
Weather: This outing is weather-dependent given the time of year and conditions at the summit on Highway 80. If it is predicted that the pass will be closed or chains required at any time during the weekend, the fishmiester will cancel the outing. Long-range forecasts call for calm winds, sunny but cold weather, and no rain or snow.
Fishing gear and techniques: 7 or 8 weight rods floating and express lines, a variety of flies. Fishing techniques involve both casting and stripping and indicator fishing. Visit Rob Anderson's Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing for everything you need in information to fish the lake.
Pyramid Lake is 22 miles long and 6 miles wide. Please email or call the fishmiester if you plan on going on this outing since, without communication, club members might not even meet at the lake. The fishmiester, Jerry Neuburger's phone number is 209-327-5993, email. email@example.com
Our November program featured Rob Anderson speaking of fly fishing at Pyramid Lake. During his presentation he spoke of the guided club outings he offers in March and April each year. The Stanislaus Fly Fishers have taken advantage of his offer for a number of years and being neighborly, have invited DFF members to join them. Here's the information, supplied by their president, Jim Bowen.
Delta Fly Fishers, I am inviting you to join us, Stanislaus Fly Fishers, on our 2021 Pyramid Lake outing. We have scheduled April 1st and 2nd with Rob Anderson. If you have done a club outing with Rob then you know what a fun trip this is. If you haven’t then consider this outing. Rob host a memorable trip providing not only his Pyramid Lake expertise but breakfast, lunch and ladders. There is nothing better than showing up at the lake to find your ladder already set up and Rob and crew waiting to help you with advice and help with your rigging if necessary. All you have to do is mount your ladder and fish!
Rob tells me all lodging options are currently available. Of course we don’t know how the COVID-19 will impact lodging and dining at that time but we will remain optimistic that all will be open and available. We feel good about the fishing day. Outdoors and with casting distance between anglers there is plenty of safe distancing. We will decide on how to socialize after fishing depending on circumstances at the time of the outing. We will take all measures we can so that all attendees feel comfortable.
The cost this year is $240.00 per angler. Please send payment by February 15th. Make checks to Stanislaus Fly Fishers mailed to Jim Bowen, 30112 Hall Rd, Escalon Ca. 95320.
This trip is a total blast! We always have fun and it seems like the fish are getting bigger every year. Let’s get out there and see if we can get that 30 pounder that we all know is waiting to be caught!
Jim Bowen, President
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