Pyramid lake spans 125,000 acres reaching depths of 350 feet making it one of Nevada’s largest natural lakes. Located 40 minutes outside of Reno on Paiute Indiana land this emerald watered lake is one of the last respites for the fabled Lahontan cutthroat trout. As the largest inland trout species in the world the Lahontan draws fly fishers from around the globe to test their skill and luck against these giant trout.
The Lahontan trout, once thought to have been hunted to extinction, has been thriving under the watchful eye of the Paiute Tribe since the 1980s. Proper management by Paiute has lead to these beautiful trout being weighted at over 20lbs maybe soon the fabled 40lbers will be discovered again in these emerald waters.
The season for the Lahontan trout in Pyramid lake is October 1st through June 30th. Go check it out with a friend or two and don’t forget to swing by Crosby’s for a beer and to look at some of the giants on the wall.
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