The bus is 4 miles north of Sutcliffe, Nevada on the shore of Lake Pyramid.
Drivers Log: 167 miles this leg, 801 miles total
We are camped on the shore of Lake Pyramid, about 30 miles north of Reno, Nevada. We rendevouzed with my sister Lori, and b-i-l Peter for a weekend of relaxation and some fishing. We arrived late Friday afternoon to threatening skies. By the time we got the rigs parked and set up, there was not too much time left to fish. We fished for an hour or so with no luck so we decided it was cocktail time. Janet made a wonderful dinner for the four of us. After looking at the slide show from our family trip to Costa Rica, it was time to hit the hay.
Pyramid Lake is a very unique lake. The sandy bottom drops off so gradually that you can't possibly cast far enough to reach the fish. So you carry a ladder out about 80 to 100 feet from shore (only about 4 feet deep there) and you cast from it. Saturday morning I was on the ladder fishing at 5:00AM. It began to rain about 6:15 so I came in. No luck again! A little early for cocktail hour, so I settled for breakfast. It rained for most of the day, not hard mind you, just an aggrevating drizzle. The sky cleared about 4PM and we were on the ladders again. No luck again!!! Time for cocktails. Lori and Peter made a great pork roast on the barbie. We'll get them in the morning.
Sunday morning, on the ladder at 5:15 and fished hard until 7:00AM. Didn't even see a fish. About 9 o'clock I started drying the outdoor rugs, cleaning up, packing up, and generally getting ready to leave. This place really cranks out big fish, but not this time. Peter and I are already talking about next spring, end of April or beginning of May should do it. Fishermen are always optimistic you know. Hours of boredom interupted by a few minutes of excitement.
Bye for now,