Largemouth Bass:

Bass fishing took a hit this week as the Post Fire near Pyramid Lake had the lake closed due to fire crews staging at the West Ramp and Lagoon Campground. High Northwest winds also blew out the food chain from the coves resulting in the fish leaving and following the baitfish and every other living organism. To make matters worse, Pyramid Lake remains closed resulting in an above average amount of ski boats and jet ski’s, making launching difficult. The muddy water and huge waves they create isn’t good for fishing and hopefully conditions will stabilize for next week. 

Striped Bass: (See above) I am still seeing schools of Stripers spawning, this week in the Center Point/Lifeguard Cove area. The Summer bite has yet to materialize but should be excellent when conditions stabilize. The lake is full of clear water and huge schools of Shad and Silverside minnows which should make the late Summer and Fall an excellent time to target these fish.


The only steady bite this week! Bluegills continue to bite well in the shallow ends of coves around standing brushpiles and overhanging trees. Coves like Dry Gulch, Utopia and Old SS are as good as any. A bobber and a red worm or meal worm will keep the kids busy for hours. 


Lake Conditions:

Surface Temp 73 a.m. – 80 p.m.

Water Clarity – 10 to 20′ (except in Elizabeth Canyon 5′)

Lake Level: Full and stable

Minimal algae bloom

Lake Hours – starting June 24th:

Open @ 6:00 am

Off Water @ 7:30 pm

Park Closes @ 8:00 pm

There is now mandatory possesion of a CA Boaters Card upon entry for anyone 60 or younger.


Jim –