Trout Bum of the Week: Sara Serrata


Spring fishing on Nevada’s Pyramid Lake produced this big Lahontan cutthroat.
Photos courtesy Sara Serrata

Sara Serrata is a passionate fly fisher, mother, and preschool teacher. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, but she now lives in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Northern California. Sara is an ambassador for Brown Folks . . .

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Fish Facts: Lahontan Cutthroat (Oncorhynchus clarki henshawi)


Angler Brian Strang landed this gorgeous cutthroat last year on Pyramid Lake.
Photo by Brian La Rue

The Lahontan cutthroat (Oncorhynchus clarki henshawi) is the largest growing trout native to North America, with early settlers around Nevada’s Pyramid Lake reporting fish up to 60 pounds. The current world record is a. . .

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5 Things I’m Glad I Did at Pyramid Lake


Angler Brad Bonnet shows off an 8-pound Lahontan cutthroat trout at Pyramid Lake.
Photo by Bryan Glass

Days before any fishing trip to a new place, you’ll find me digging for as much information as I can. My internet favorites become littered with links to maps, fly-tying videos, forums, and blogs. A quick internet search about Pyramid Lake will not only . . .

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Cutts and Ladders on Pyramid Lake


Gary Bonanno of Pyramid On-The-Fly Guide Service knows a thing or two about fishing on Pyramid.
Photo courtesy Gary Bonanno

Hang out on the shore of Nevada’s Pyramid Lake at dawn on a spring morning, and you might get the impression that there’s a construction site nearby. But the folks unloading stepladders from. . .

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It’s Opening Day on Pyramid Lake!

Written by: Brian La Rue, Orvis Reno


Angler Brian Strang landed this gorgeous cutthroat last year on Pyramid Lake.
Photo by Brian La Rue

One of the most anticipated fishing openers in the Western region is here in northwestern Nevada. Pyramid Lake opens today, and anglers can start fishing for Lahontan cutthroats ranging from. . .

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Photos: Time to Roll the Dice Around Reno

Written by: Brian La Rue


Brian La Rue with a sweet Truckee River rainbow.
All photos by Brian La Rue

Reno’s Truckee River and Pyramid Lake are waking up. Fresh snow and rain in the Tahoe-Reno region has warmed the water and added flow, and the fish are responding. Knowledgeable anglers are connecting with. . .

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