Re: Pyramid

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Posted by Rob Anderson on 2013-04-23 03:43:13 in reply to Re: Pyramid posted by Dave McKenzie on 2013-04-21 01:50:30

Hey Dave and the rest.

Here is my cahnce to chime in. The Lake is too Alkaline to have Rainbows etc. I have caught one in my 15 years of fishing the lake but it was near the mouth of the Truckee. Probably a fish that had not been in the lake very long. There are two strains of Lahontan Cutthroat in the lake. One strain is the Summit Lake strain that has been in the lake for years and we are all used to catching. In 2006 USFW intorduced a strain that has been tested via DNA to be either THE or 99% of THE original strain of fish that roamed the lake in the early 1900's before the fish was believed to be exticned.

To my knowledge a high percentage of the stillwaters in the U.S. are hatchery assisted these days. We just do not have the same snowpack and tributaries that we once did. Rainbows, Brown Trout and Cutthroat Trout can not spawn in a lake.They need moving water.

I could go on for hours on the subject. Hopefully this helps. This lake is not a hatchery assisted lake but totally reliant on the Pyramid Lake Fisheries and U.S. fish and wildlife for the fish in the lake.

If anyone has more questions feel free to call me.

Rob Anderson

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  • Re: Pyramid - Guy - 2013-04-23 23:45:52 (1 replies) (262 views)
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