Pyramid Lake's cutthroat season is in full swing. Get out early and find deep water. Anglers have reported a lot of activity fishing in 20 to 80 feet of water. Use a sinking line like Depth Charge and find a steep drop off or fish from a pontoon or boat. Most are jigging on a fly rod with bigger white flies that sink quickly. White/grey/red combos will work best. Strip and "jig" flies at depths of 20 or more feet. "Jigging" with flies on sinking line isn't the most fun way to fly fish, but it is more productive in very deep water for the lake's big cutthroat. Fish to 8 pounds common, many in the teens and a couple 20+ reported. Shoreline angling picking up on beetles. A 20 pounder hit for an angler with depth charge and a white and chartruese beetle this week at Popcorn.
Fishing is hot. The fish are slowly coming up to shallower water, but concentrate your efforts on the deep drop offs with sinking line until more are seen in the shallows. Stripping is always better early in the season. Shoreline anglers are finding a bit more weed to deal with, compared to guys in tubes or boats.
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