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RenoAl

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Posted: 05/07/11 09:53pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well the spring weather finally warmed up enough here in northern Nevada that we got a few days fishing in at Pyramid lake. It is about 35 miles northeast of Reno. The water comes from Lake Tahoe via the Truckee river. It is a desert termination lake - that is no outflow. It has a surface area and size similar to Tahoe but not as deep. The fish are Lahontan cut-throat trout and get over 10 lbs. I did not see any trip reports when I did a search so I hope you enjoy it.

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This is looking west toward the Virgina range.What is nice is you can camp anywhere along the shoreline.

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There are lots of birds. Here are a few white Pelicans.

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A lot of people fish from shore using flies or lures.


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Here is our spot at Pelican Point.

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And a view out the camper window.
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We fish with downriggers between 12 and 125 feet.

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Here's Jeff with a couple of fish.


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Posted: 05/07/11 10:57pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That's the way to do lake boondocking.

Thanks for the photos.


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Is that Snow still on the hills?

I'm definitely going to have to visit. We're thinking of doing a loop next summer, going down the Sierra Navada mountains and coming back through Nevada.

Interesting info on the lake:

Wikipedia wrote:

Pyramid Lake is fed by the Truckee River after leaving Lake Tahoe upstream and enters the lake from its southern end. There is no outlet, with water leaving only by evaporation, or sub-surface seepage. The lake has about 10% of the area of the Great Salt Lake, but it has about 25% more volume. The salinity is approximately 1/6 that of sea water. Although clear Lake Tahoe forms headwaters that eventually drain to Pyramid Lake, the Truckee River delivers more turbid waters to Pyramid Lake after traversing the steep Sierra terrain and collecting moderately high silt-loaded surface runoff.






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Like it.


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Posted: 05/07/11 11:56pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice pics Al.
I've always wondered what Pyramid Lake looked like. It looks like I thought it would look in Nevada. I like the camp-anywhere bit.
So that's what the other side of the Sierras look like. Yes, that's snow on the mountains. Our last snow pile melted a couple days ago when it was connected to what you see on the back peaks.
regards, as always, jefe


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Posted: 05/08/11 09:06am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looking good -- and nice fish.


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Posted: 05/08/11 09:42am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Isn't it great how a tc can make a featureless beach, or any area, look so appealing. Throw in some nice looking fish and you have the total package. Thanks RenoAl

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Nice pictures Al. I'm ready to head over there. Maybe stop there for a bit then head east to the Santa Rosa Mountains.


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Thanks for sharing.


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