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Black Rock Flycasters - Fly Fishing the Truckee River and Pyramid Lake Black Rock Flycasters Pages Home Fishing Reports Real-time Water Data Weather Forecasts Photos Flies Resources Friday, November 11, 2016 Stuart, FL - Inshore Fishing Got the opportunity to do some fishing in Florida over the weekend with a good friend chasing Jacks, Snook and Redfish. Some highlights below. Posted by Brandon Cerocke at 10:12 AM No comments: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Pyramid Lake Opening Weekend 2016 Got out to the lake this weekend with a new toy, a GoPro Hero4 Silver. Took some video and played around with the editing a bit. We will make these shorter over time but figured you could all manage to sit through a 6 minute video, I promise it is slightly entertaining. - Chub Squad (An affiliate of BRFC) Posted by Brandon Cerocke at 9:00 AM No comments: Thursday, January 28, 2016 Pyramid Lake - January 24th 2016 Back on Sunday we kept the streak alive and hit Pyramid Lake again. The creel station on the Pyramid Highway has been receiving good reports from the Nets so we figured we'd give the south beach a try. End of January in to February is when the Nets beaches start to turn on, and this year is no different. Brandon and Karen got out to the beach early ( I was stuck on chores all day) and it didn't take long for texts to start showing up with news of a hot bite. All told I think they landed about 25 fish, stripping black buggers and white buggers was the claim to fame. All those pics made it impossible for me to stay productive on chores so I loaded up and headed out for the evening bite. It stayed consistent all afternoon until dark, adding another 6 landed and probably lost about twice that. Slow to moderate retrieve, dragging black or white buggers on the bottom was the move. Beetles and boobies probably would have had the same results but it was one of those "if it ain't broke don't fix it" scenarios. We didn't hawl in any giants but a grip of 24inch cuts with a few 5 or 6lb kickers is a tough thing to complain about. The other interesting thing was the weather or more specifically the pressure pattern. We had a few Sundays in a row with the exact same pressure pattern (and very similar weather patterns) where Sunday was a day of rising pressure after a storm, the graph on Intellicast was almost identical but the bite was considerably different. The wind direction was also different, almost directly out of the east, right in our face. You always hear advice on pyramid to the tune of crappy weather makes for good fishing and focus on beaches with the wind in your face. This sample isn't large enough to confirm it but we can certainly give some credence to the concept. This Sunday's forecast is calling for snow, winds to 10MPH out of the north west and steady low pressure for most of the day until around 4 or 5 when the pressure is predicted to start rising. Guess we'll just have to sacrifice another sunday on fishing, for science! Here's one of our bounty, see if I can't find some of the other shots from the day too. Posted by Robert Wittenberg at 12:43 PM 1 comment: Labels: Fishing Reports, Pyramid Lake Monday, January 18, 2016 January 17th 2016 We didn't make a new year's resolution to fish at least once a week, so that's probably why we have been able to fish once a week for the entire year. Granted, the entire year is only three weekends old but we're getting our fix. New year's day we hit spider point on the north side (the part you have to trek a little way down the hill to get to) and found the bite to be pretty good considering it was about 15 degrees out with the wind chill at 2pm. This beach is one of the steep ones that has a few spots that the shelf starts right at shore and drops deep quick. We hit spider two Sundays in a row with completely different barometer patterns. It's no secret that Pyramid fishes better when the weather sucks but there's two sides to the shitty weather coin. We've fished Pyramid with good results in rain and shine but the leading edge of a front when the pressure is dropping tends to give the most steady results over the course of a day, particularly if your hauling flies from a ladder. The tail edge of a low when the pressure is rising can shut things down hard. On our first trip out with steady barometer we had some luck. The following Sunday with a rising barometer we got skunked. Also, this time of year (late Jan - Feb) is when I start to notice guys on ladders catching more fish than me when I'm in the pontoon and the favorable beach profile starts to shift from the deep shelf beaches to the more gradual shallow beaches. This Sunday on the way out I dropped by the creel census station and the gal confirmed it, most of her reports were coming from guys on ladders at the Nets beaches but one report of a 25 lb at Dago. A few of us started the day early at Dago / Howard bays with little or nothing to show for it. I showed up later in the day and saw similar results from the row of guys on ladders with out rods bent. To be fair, I only watched for about 10 minutes while trying to figure out where the crew had moved to. Indian Head beach was the spot (contrary to the shallow beach theory) we hit from about 1pm to 4pm with the first hour proving to be pretty productive. After that, it shut down, got windy and folks left to the point that we were the only guys left on the beach. The wind showed us a little mercy and shifted out of the west making for easy long casts. I should also note that while we had been experiencing some luck over the past three weekends I was laying an egg. Three Sunday afternoon / evenings in a row and I'd managed zero fish to hand. That's luck though and its still worth it to snap a pic of your buddies' fish. At 4pm, after trying every retrieve variation at every foot of the water column I was down to dragging slow strips on the bottom with a purple Slump Buster I tied up that morning and bust my slump it did. It's an occupying feeling, bouncing off the sand rifts on the bottom. You know its not a strike but the minor stimulus is enough. Strip, strip, bounce, bounce, here comes the shelf - the bounces are becoming a solid drag, thud - there's the shelf. Strip, strip, OHHP! There he is! Both halves of your brain agree to set the hook, then the reasonable half feels the dead weight and calls it a snag. The optimistic half, still high off of the tug, remembers the feeling of a strike and refuses to believe its the bottom. Then both halves watch that full-rod twitch under the stress of a head shake that clears up any doubt of it being a snag. Then you realized he's either got a real good hold of the bottom or this might be the one you've been waiting for. Living through it in your mind on every cast so far this season. My ladder was right at the shelf so there was only 20 feet between my bounty and I, then he showed himself and I lost 30 years of experience in one still frame of how big he was 10 feet below the surface. Ke...