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Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 11, 2013 - 11:46am PT
BG,, that is NOT a monster cut..Its a nice one,, but NO monster. Not in that lake.
Roughster

Sport climber
Vacaville, CA
Apr 11, 2013 - 12:23pm PT
Agree Ron. Seen some BEASTS come out of there as I am sure BG has as well. Still a fish I would be proud of!

My last few trips have all been focused Stripers. Nothing too big to report ~10 lbs being the biggest, but the bite is on for the spring Striper run in the Delta!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 11, 2013 - 12:45pm PT
one of my bigger cutthroat was a 17.5 that was fourth that week in the "fish o the week" contest. Many a 20 plus has been dredged outta there.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Apr 11, 2013 - 01:00pm PT
Bob.... Nice Fish ya caught there.
labrat

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Apr 11, 2013 - 02:28pm PT
Ron. You are talking pounds not inches I believe..... ;-)
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 11, 2013 - 02:31pm PT
oops my bad,, yes ,,poundage.. I lost one we all thought to be close to thirty bitd. It was HUGE- and the lake was somewhat clear- could see her ten feet down or more. i wept...
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Apr 11, 2013 - 03:12pm PT
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Apr 11, 2013 - 04:59pm PT
I lost one we all thought to be close to thirty bitd. It was HUGE- and the lake was somewhat clear- could see her ten feet down or more. i wept...

The all-tackle record for cutthroat is 41 pounds (39 inches long), caught at Pyramid Lake in 1925.

Any trout over 30 inches is a big one to me!

The really big ones usually find a way...to get away.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 11, 2013 - 05:17pm PT
10 plus is a great fish no doubt! Ive been with guys that caught 20 plusers--shakin knees, the whole nine lol! I started fishing Pyramid as a youth back in the 60s. I remember a local Piaute guy that would show up where we shore fished a lot, and hed be casting the HUGE chub minnows, would be there all of thirty minutes, and go home with a pair of ten to 20s all the time!
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Apr 11, 2013 - 05:52pm PT
Hi Ron,

You got any pictures of some of your big ones from Pyramid?

This was my first time there, and I fell in love with the place.

The whole fishing from a ladder thing was great fun.

From what I've read they found the original pyramid lake lahontan strain

(that was extinct in the lake) from a stream near Pilot Peak, NV, that

must have been transplanted back in the old days (confirmed by DNA match

from some of the old fish mounts) and re-introduced the pure strain in

2006. A 24 lb er came out this season. It's called the pilot peak strain

and you can tell the difference because they clipped the adipose fins.

They're talking 30 pounders within a few years!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 11, 2013 - 06:13pm PT
look back in this thread ive posted a few.. They have planted many different species in there like montana cuts that are plentiful but SMALL.. In the 60/70s you rarely caught one below four or five pounds and those were called "shakers"..They put in Bow-Cuts, and Cut-Bows way back in the 60s and some of those got to be horses too! But pure strain lahaton cuts are and have always been present in Pyramid lake. They went "extinct" only in Tahoe..
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Apr 11, 2013 - 10:14pm PT
photo by bob gaines
photo by bob gaines
Credit: BG

a replica mount of the Pyramid Lake all-tackle world record
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 11, 2013 - 10:18pm PT
BG,, the real record replica (41 + lbs) is in the Carson City State Museum,, and it was shaped like a football with fins..That fish although maybe the same weight, doesnt share the dimension of the fish in the carson state museum.. And it was done decades ago..That one above looks like a lake trout blank to be honest..

The 41# was caught in 1925 by Jon Skimmerhorn,, 39" 41 + lbs! It was never entered as the official world record though!
TMJesse

Mountain climber
Olympia, WA
Apr 11, 2013 - 10:58pm PT
Corny, I recognized it before I read the sign. At the lower of the two, I caught a 15" rainbow on every cast, literally.
A far away place
A far away place
Credit: TMJesse

This lake is famous, but the best fishing is not in the lake, but in the deep, cold, ponds in the forest behind the beach.
From a beach where even rangers go barefoot
From a beach where even rangers go barefoot
Credit: TMJesse
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Apr 11, 2013 - 11:16pm PT
Credit: BG

the real record replica (41 + lbs) is in the Carson City State Museum,, and it was shaped like a football with fins..That fish although maybe the same weight, doesnt share the dimension of the fish in the carson state museum.. And it was done decades ago..That one above looks like a lake trout blank to be honest..

The 41# was caught in 1925 by Jon Skimmerhorn,, 39" 41 + lbs! It was never entered as the official world record though!

Your'e right Ron, it does look like a laker, or maybe a female chinook salmon! I'd like to see a picture of the real fish, although the mount is probably severly dilapidated by now.

The 1925 Skimmerhorn fish is lised on the IGFA web site as the all-tackle world record for cutthroat trout (41 pounds 0 ounces)
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Apr 11, 2013 - 11:39pm PT
pyramid lake cutthroat <br/>
photo by bob gaines
pyramid lake cutthroat
photo by bob gaines
Credit: BG
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 12, 2013 - 01:48pm PT
Pretty pick BG!

I didn know they had accepted the 41 as the world record,, good to know!

That fish at 39" was a TOAD of a trout -and typically thick through to the tail like only those fish are. Pyramid cuts have a UNIQUE shape and there is less than a handful of reproductions of them, as most are done in skin mounts.

You can figure the girth by going backwards in the formula of length x girth x girth divided by 800 i think is the correct formula..
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Apr 12, 2013 - 10:34pm PT
photo by yvonne gaines
photo by yvonne gaines
Credit: BG
This is the average size fish you'll catch at pyramid lake, nevada
shady

Trad climber
hasbeen
Apr 14, 2013 - 11:22pm PT
Size #12.......Midge?

Well...I guess you use a Lahontan midge to catch a Lahontan cutthroat.
Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
Apr 14, 2013 - 11:39pm PT
BG-Tungsten Bead headed Docs Twin Lake Special???
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