Pyramid Lake is well known for its massive cutthroat trout. In fact, the word record Lahontan cutthroat was caught here – an 11-pound, 1-ounce monster. Located four miles north of Nixon, this 120,000-acre lake offers 80 miles of easily accessible shoreline. If you fish here, only bring artificial lures because bait is not allowed. The best shore fishing at Pyramid Lake can be found along the southwestern shoreline. Most people come here in search of trout, but you can also find perch here. For you best chances of catching a perch, try using small, artificial lures and jigs. The most successful fishing methods to use are ladder fishing, trolling, or casting from boats. The best spots to launch larger boats are from Popcorn Boat Ramp or Pelican Point Boat Ramp. If you bring a canoe or kayak, you can simply launch it from one of the public access areas.
Pyramid Lake Fish:
Pyramid Lake boat ramps:
The following boat ramps provide access to Pyramid Lake.