Pyramid Lake is home to the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout, a monstrous species once thought to be extinct. These fish regularly grow to a whopping 20-30 lbs. The largest on record weighed 41 lbs! On this trip, you will fish with Doug Ouellette and his team. Doug is one of the most widely respected flat water fly-fishing guides in the nation, with nearly 50 years of fly-fishing experience. His team’s expertise will increase your chance of landing one of the massive trout that put Pyramid Lake on the map!
Eat, sleep, fish, repeat! Here are the details…
Day 1 (Thursday) : Arrive at Crosby’s Lodge no earlier than 2:00pm on Tuesday. Enjoy guided fishing in the afternoon, followed by a nice welcome dinner at the lodge.
Day 2 and 3 (Fri-Sat): Wake up early, grab a hot breakfast, then head out to fish for some of the largest trout in the world! Relax and share stories at the lodge while enjoying a delicious catered dinner.
Day 4 (Sunday): Wake up early; grab a hot breakfast, fish all morning. The trip ends around noon, so that people catch their flights out of Reno.
Wearing the right versatile layers will insure a system with great ventilation and maximum protection in any conditions. Traveling with the items listed below will give you the best chance for comfort and protection at Pyramid Lake against any and all conditions. Flies and leaders are provided by the local guides.
Fleece jacket or wool sweater
Synthetic or wool long underwear – tops and bottoms
Waders and wading boots
Wool / synthetic warm socks
Warm hat or balaclava
Gloves – fingerless and regular
Comfortable shoes for house
Comfortable clothes for non-fishing times
Lip balm w/ SPF
Rods: 7, 8, 9 weights
Reels: 7, 8 & 9 weights
Floating line to match rod
Sinking lines: 200-350 grain integrated line
4 days of professional guiding (5:1 client:guide ratio), all meals from dinner on Day 1 through lunch on Day 4, snacks, 3 nights at Crosby’s Lodge, leaders and flies provided.
Transportation to/from Crosby’s Lodge (40 miles from Reno, NV) personal fishing equipment and clothing, Fishing License, travel insurance.
We understand that well-fed clients are happy clients! Meals will be professionally catered throughout the trip. Typical breakfasts consist of scrambled eggs or made-to-order omelets, fresh fruit, meat and pastries. Lunches might be paninis, wraps, or sandwiches with fruit, chips and cookies. Dinners range from homemade lasagnas to roasted meats to gourmet burgers – you will certainly not go hungry!
Crosby’s Lodge is conveniently located near the shores of Pyramid Lake. The cabins are clean and comfortable, but nothing fancy. Cabins are shared, and each cabin sleeps 2-6 people.
FROM OUR TRAVELERS
“Thanks for being the best guide ever. Your encouragement, concern, and professionalism has made this trip a truly wonderful experience. I wish you all he very best in all that you do and hope to see you soon. “
“I hope this weekend goes as well as last week. You, Joe and Billy were excellent hosts and instructors. I had a wonderful time. Thanks again for all your patient coaching and kind words. “
“Thank you for offering such an amazing life experience. From the beginning with Joe and Mike’s emails, to the store’s support on outfitting, to the actual trip, it was an overall very positive experience. I highly recommend this trip to those with a passion for wanting the challenge of this mountain.”