Saturday, April 23, 2011

Pyramid - From Hot to Not

It rained literally the entire day, non stop. The wind was almost non existent as were the fish. In 6 hours I landed 3. I spoke to guys from Block House to Pelican, nobody did well, it was very slow. I didn't see any schools of fish like last week, just a couple of singles cruising the shelf. The fish seemed to want to watch my fly rather than take it, I had several chase it in and bump it, but they didn't grab it.

Looked like this all day.

This sand dune looks unassuming at first but....

Upon closer inspection, what appears to be white sand is actually thousands of small snail shells. Pyramid Lake is a remnant of ancient Lake Lahontan. These gastropods lived in Lake Lahontan dating back as far as 25,000 years ago, but have since died off. They were so abundant, that even today they still wash ashore in droves.

Can you appreciate the size of ancient Lake Lahontan? It was practically an inland sea, and within it evolved, what explorer John C. Fremont dubbed, "Salmon Trout". Today we call them Lahontan Cutthroat Trout.

We need water temperatures back in the 50's and some high winds for the fishing to pick up again. Of note, off colored water from the Truckee inlet has crept up as far as Rawhide Lookout, where visibility is only 2 feet. Not that you can't fish it, but something to be aware of.


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