Mornings here in Northern Nevada have been fairly mild considering the time of year. Here we are on Thanksgiving Day and I’m in a tee shirt in the afternoons and a hoody on my way to work at 5:00am.
Hopefully this will not last long as we are in very desperate need of a huge snow pack to get our beloved Truckee River and the other reservoirs filled back up and in good shape for next summer.
In saying that, the river has been off limits to us since late July. We feel it’s unethical to fish the river right now in these terrible drought conditions and we have another awesome body of water to scratch that fishing itch, Pyramid Lake.
For the WTLGT boys, Pyramid has been decent to us. Not on fire by any means, but we’ve all had some very consistent days fishing from shore. It seems (to us at least) that mornings have been the most productive.
We’ve started our early morning adventures all the way North at Monument Rock to all the way South at Dago Bay and pretty much every beach in between.
Yesterday Jason took the boat out with his friend Keith who has only fished the lake twice in his life. The first time with Jason he landed a nice 9 pounder, but yesterday he decided to DOUBLE that by landed this beautiful LCT. At 33″ long and 19″ in girth the fishes estimated weight is right about 18 pounds give or take.
The fish was out of the water for a matter of seconds to snap a couple photos then with a gentleman’s handshake, the fish swam off with a little extra kick in it’s tail. Hopefully we’ll meet him again someday.
Other than that it’s been business as usual. With the holiday season upon us, we’ll all get out on the water when we can and we hope you can do the same.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you out there. I hope you get to spend some time with your families as well as some time on the water!
Tight Lines and Strong Knots!