New length regulation for trout at Pyramid
November 4, 2004
By Don Quilici
Effective Nov. 1, 2004, the length limit for a Lahontan cutthroat trout caught at Pyramid Lake changed from total length to fork length.
“Fork Length” means the length of any fish, measured in a straight line from the tip of the snout to the fork of the tail.
The rationale for the change is:
a. Fork length simplifies enforcement because it cannot be manipulated by spreading or squeezing of the tail.
b. It would eliminate controversy about size measurement during fishing tournaments.
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c. It is commonly used in science and has been used at the Creel Census Station for many years.
For information, call Beverly Harry at the Pyramid Lake Fisheries at (775) 476-0500.