A Week of Firsts

This past week marked a handful of firsts for our group of anglers and our fishing community in Northern Nevada.

As you know, Pyramid Lake is a world class fishery that’s located just North of Reno, Nevada. The lake is full of Lahontan Cutthroat Trout (LCT) that grow to monstrous proportions. The world record was caught from this lake in 1925 and weighed 41 pounds.

This year has been an amazing year for big fish caught out at Pyramid and last week was the first official spawn of the season. This “first” of the season is a big one. ┬áThis spawn will help to increase the population of the LCT’s and allow us anglers to continue enjoying what this great lake and fishery has to offer.

Check out this 35″ 22lb 14oz Pyramid Lake LCT that our buddy Quinten caught earlier this season.

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The next first is about our own When The Line Goes Tight angler Kelly Dow. Kelly has just starting getting into his fly fishing obsession…and yes it is a full blown obsession. Through many hours on the water with the crew and getting some lessons from our buddy Jan Nemec of Mimic Fly Fishing,┬áKelly managed to land his first Pyramid LCT on the fly. He also caught his first Truckee River rainbow trout on the fly this weekend. Not a bad start to a life long journey/obsession!



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Here’s a quick video of Kelly releasing his Truckee River bow.


Last but not least, last week was the launch of this site and our first blog post. I want to personally thank all of you that checked out our blog and liked and/or followed us on Instagram at when_the_line_goes_tight. It means the world to us and we greatly appreciate it.

Until next time keep those knots strong and lines tight!



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