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Pyramid Lake Fishing Guide

Pyramid Lake is a beautiful desert lake with world-class fishing destination and a great lake to catch Lahontan Cutthroat Trout (LCT) which are very active and can be fished from the boat or even on the shore, which Trout are very active.

Pyramid Lake is home to the world's largest Lahontan cutthroat trout!

Pyramid Lake is on many angler’s “Bucket List” of places to fish because large Trout are abundant.

Pyramid Lake is a unique place to fish that most anglers that fish from the shore use ladders to fish from in 3 to 4 feet of water. This is one of the best areas where the Trout are where the shore breaks.

All people wanting to fish at Pyramid Lake must obtain a Tribal fishing permit.  The Tribal fishing permit can be purchased at the Pyramid Lake Store on the Pyramid Lake highway or the Nixon Store and even the I-80 Smoke-shop. You can also get Lake Pyramid fishing permits at the Ranger's Station at the Sutcliffe Marina or Crosby's Lodge.

Pyramid Lake Photos

Popular Types of Fish at Pyramid Lake

Bait fishing is prohibited. Only artificial lures may be used.

Fishing season for Lahontan Cutthroat Trout (LCT) starts October 1 and ends June 30 (with it's peak time in November-March) and is permitted 1 hour before sunrise and 1 hour after sunset.

10 – 15 pound Lahontan Cutthroat Trout (LCT) are abundant at Pyramid Lake. Catching a 20lb+ Trout is very possible to catch at Pyramid Lake.

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Lahontan Cutthroat Trout (LCT)

Highly Recommended Bait, Tackle & Gear 

Directions to Pyramid Lake

Pyramid Lake is located 45 minutes from Reno, Nevada.

There are two ways to reach Pyramid Lake from the Reno / Sparks area