Jackson Leong warms up with a nice Lahontan. (joe warren photo)
My first opportunity to wet a fly line for the year! I was able to fish 4 days last week with some friends that are hard core big trout hunters! First off, the lake has gained +10 feet, so that changed the presentation quite a bit at the North and South nets. You can pretty much have the South nets all to yourself. North nets was crowded and fishers are wading out to their armpits to position their platforms! Didn't even bother to fish there as we found plenty of space either further south towards Indian Head Beach and beyond or going to north towards Spider Pt. Basically the fishing was very tough and after 4 days I managed to pull out 8 fish (5 of which came on the last eve). There was virtually no morning bite and most fish came at late afternoon till dark. Our group stripped streamers and the hot fly was the white Popcorn Beetle. I did manage a few cutts on chub looking streamers 3-4" long. Unfortunately, our group did not hook up to any monsters, but the range was 20-26 inchers. I did see a pic on a guys phone from someone else of a 26 pounda caught that week, beauty!
My buddies hooked up with local guide, Doug Oulette, from Pyramid Lake Guide Service and a personal friend of mine. O'l Doug put us on the fish and we had our best day of the week with his best instincts. Well, the big cutthroat hawg eluded this year, but we'll be back again soon to prowl the beaches.
Tite Lines, Joe
Lahontan Cutthroat Beauty (joe warren photo)