By Don Quilici
Pyramid Lake will close on June 30 for its 2003-2004 Lahontan cutthroat trout fishing season. It will be closed for three months. Then, the 2004-2005 season will open on Oct. 1.
HOW TO GET THERE: Take U.S. 395 north from Carson City to I-80 in Reno. Then, take I-80 east to the Pyramid Way Exit in Sparks. Take Pyramid Way and the Pyramid Lake Highway north for about 30 miles to the lake.
WHAT YOU'LL CATCH: Lahontan cutthroat trout, up to about 15 pounds. However, the majority of the trout will be under 16 inches in length or between 19 and 24 inches in length. These trout are known as "Shakers," and must be release unharmed.
SPECIAL REGULATIONS: You must fish with artificial flies or lures only, and there is a two-trout possession limit.
You can keep two trout 16-19 inches in length or you can keep one trout 16-19 inches plus one trout over 24 inches. These trout are known as "Keepers."
SPECIAL NOTE: You will be fishing on the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation, and you will need to have a special Pyramid Lake fishing permit.
FOR INFORMATION: Call the Gilly Sporting Goods Store at 358-6113 or the Pyramid Lake Store at (775) 476-0555.