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    Default Pyramid 10/2

    Water is clear and shoreline packed with baitfish. Was stripping booby/streamer with full sink 5 and had steady pick. Got 11. Pulled the hook on 4 others. No big fish, biggest was 7-8 lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiyasdad View Post
    Water is clear and shoreline packed with baitfish. Was stripping booby/streamer with full sink 5 and had steady pick. Got 11. Pulled the hook on 4 others. No big fish, biggest was 7-8 lbs.
    Thanks for the report. Surprised they are in range of shore this early. What was water temp?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiyasdad View Post
    Water is clear and shoreline packed with baitfish. Was stripping booby/streamer with full sink 5 and had steady pick. Got 11. Pulled the hook on 4 others. No big fish, biggest was 7-8 lbs.
    Were you fishing FROM the shore or out in a boat/floating device ????

    Just hunting for a little clarification.


    Bob
    Last edited by BS; 10-03-2021 at 11:48 PM.

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    Sounds like a great day.

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    In the 1970s people thought November was the start of the shore fishing at Pyramid Lake in Nevada.

    No ladders yet......just old style waders and long underwear.

    Most fly fishers used their salmon, striper, steelhead outfits............9' #9 line 2 piece tubular hollow fiberglass fly rods.

    Some big old matching fly reel......Pflueger Medalist 1995 1/2 with a bunch of 20# braided Darcon backing to fill it up.

    For shooting / running lines you saw many different nylon monofilament lines........100' of 20 to 30# test.

    Most used 25' of level leadcore line for the fly line shooting head. Heavy Dacon loops were "whipped" on both ends.

    Most use short heavy, hand tied leaders.......10# test Maxima monofilament.

    Fishing two flies was very popular...........a large bushy dark (black) #2/4 Woolly Worm "chasing" a small light colored (white)#6 Woolly

    worm. All were unweighted flies and the bend of the hook became polished from dragging in the sand.



    November through March was the timing back them but later spring became very popular.

    Fishing during a storm was usually very productive.

    The Cutthroat trout back then did not seem to get over 20# much.



    Many of the old fly fishing clubs had annual outings there in the winter.

    My brother Dick and I would go on the annual California Fly Fishers Unlimited outings.

    Old Joe Shirshac parked his travel trailer right on the beach and had coffee and chili beans for all.


    Today with the "old Lahontan strain" found and put in the lake, fish over 30#s will or are possible.

    The old strain was recorded to be 40 to 60 pounds, back in the day and fished commercially in Pyramid and Tahoe.
    Bill Kiene (Boca Grande)

    567 Barber Street
    Sebastian, Florida 32958

    Fly Fishing Travel Consultant
    Certified FFF Casting Instructor

    Email: billkiene63@gmail.com
    Cell: 530/753-5267
    Web: www.billkiene.com

    Contact me for any reason........
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    You forgot standing on old milk crates with a duck decoy tied to it so you could find it ! Mike

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    Float tube. Fishing 14-20 ledge. Out there it was around 64 degrees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiyasdad View Post
    Float tube. Fishing 14-20 ledge. Out there it was around 64 degrees.
    Thank you for responding.

    Pretty standard stuff for this time of the year.

    Dang Cutthroats...............................

    Thanks again,


    Bob

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