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Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 11, 2013 - 02:17pm 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 - 02:52pm 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 - 03:13pm 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 - 07:14pm 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 - 07:18pm 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 - 07:58pm 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 - 08:16pm 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 - 08:39pm 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 - 10:48am 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 - 07:34pm 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 - 08:22pm 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 - 08:39pm PT
BG-Tungsten Bead headed Docs Twin Lake Special???
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Apr 17, 2013 - 04:46pm PT
tiempco 2457 size 12 hook <br/>
tungsten bead head <br/>
red glitter thread fo...
tiempco 2457 size 12 hook
tungsten bead head
red glitter thread for body and finish
thin wire gold rib
one strand of crystal flash in the tail
black ice dub collar

Credit: BG

photo by yvonne gaines
photo by yvonne gaines
Credit: BG
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Apr 17, 2013 - 05:11pm PT
Bitd, we used a black wooly worm with a red bit to the tail, on a slip sinker arrangement of about 30" of leader. Spin gear of course.;-) Moved NO MORE that one stinkin inch at a time. Heinously slow in the cold from waders.,.


17.5 lbs...
17.5 lbs...
Credit: Ron Anderson

Credit: Ron Anderson

cutbows!^^^



Mack at the block house.
Mack at the block house.
Credit: Ron Anderson

Credit: Ron Anderson

My Pa at the Ol mark fore and strike
troutbreath

climber
Kanada
Apr 17, 2013 - 06:07pm PT
Credit: troutbreath
kokanee taste great
Credit: troutbreath
so do coho
Credit: troutbreath
trouts are not bad
Credit: troutbreath
but I really like crab
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Apr 17, 2013 - 07:23pm PT
Bitd, we used a black wooly worm with a red bit to the tail, on a slip sinker arrangement of about 30" of leader. Spin gear of course.;-) Moved NO MORE that one stinkin inch at a time. Heinously slow in the cold from waders.,.




ahhh...the good 'ol days!

That blockhouse fish is a real lunker

nice shots Ron!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
May 9, 2013 - 09:10am PT
Well,, my Indian ancestors have been Given their own fish!


http://www.fieldandstream.com/blogs/field-notes/2013/05/meet-choctaw-bass-new-fish-species-discovered-florida


Choctaw Bass! A relative of the spotted now positively identified.
Roughster

Sport climber
Vacaville, CA
May 9, 2013 - 09:55am PT
Here is my prize from this weekend:

Credit: Roughster

31" and 20 lbs. Caught trolling a small wiggling hoochie in 90 feet of water actually targetting kokanee. I was trolling on a down rigger at 20'. This beast smacked my ultralight kokanee pole running 6lbs test.

The fight took 30 minutes. It got tangled in my other line from the other pole, cleared it. It got caught up in my downrigger, cleared it. Reeled up both the other pole and the downrigger while I was fighting this thing. One of the best fishing fights I have ever had. If you want to watch it, all 30 mins:

shady

Trad climber
hasbeen
May 12, 2013 - 08:39pm PT
Credit: shady
ĦEl Torito! ĦOle!

I was sorry to harvest this little beauty.
My fly tore up his gill during the fight.
Credit: shady
He was a fine fish, a team player. He teamed up well with my scrambled eggs this morning.
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
May 16, 2013 - 06:42pm PT
Stopped by Lake Perris on the way to JTree yesterday and went 8 for 10...
Stopped by Lake Perris on the way to JTree yesterday and went 8 for 10 on largemouth bass (10 bites, landed 8) in two hours! fly fishing from a float tube.
Credit: BG
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