Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Fishing at Pyramid Lake

Pyramid Lake is a favorite fishing hot spot for many California and Nevada anglers. Located in in Northwestern Nevada (about 35 miles Northeast of Reno), Pyramid Lake is on the Paiute Indian Reservation (which means you need a special tribal permit to fish there, which can be purchased online.).

If you've never been there and are imagining a beautiful lake similar to Lake Tahoe, think again. Pyramid Lake is nothing like Lake Tahoe. Despite being North of Lake Tahoe, Pyramid Lake is at a lower elevation, which means the water is shallower, warmer, and substantially more alkaline than Tahoe.

It's the Lahontan Cutthroat trout that draw anglers to Pyramid Lake. Listed as Nevada's state fish, these cutthroat trout are native to tributaries in the eastern Sierra. Because of size and bag limit restrictions, Pyramid Lake offers trophy trout opportunities for anglers.

Fishing in Pyramid Lake is full of challenges, especially in the warm summer months when the lake becomes highly stratified. As stated in the Trout Fishing Tips eBook, understanding how the environment affects trout behavior is often critical to catching trout.

Tui-chubs are a prime food source for Lahontan Cutthroat in Pyramid Lake. Since these chubs often appear yellowish-green in color, chartruese or green fishing lures tend to be very effective at Pyramid Lake.

Fly fishers also do well at Pyramid Lake. In fact, in 2008 a new fly rod record was set for an 11-lb, 1-oz. cutthroat trout caught on a 12-lb tippet.

For more information about fishing at Pyramid Lake, click here. This article was written by a fish biologist and is one of the best articles ever written.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Fishing Resources Now Online

I apologize for not posting as much as we'd all like lately. But as many of you know, I've been hard at work updating the "Trout Fishing Tips" eBook as well as the web site. Last week I released the newest version of the eBook. PC users can download the latest version now (you know the link).

In my latest attempts to supply you with the latest information about trout fishing, I've created a new page on the site that contains links to books, video and more ... a sort of fishing store, if you will.

All of the products listed on the new page are sold through My goal was to bring the best and most useful products to you, so you didn't have waste hours on the site searching for items of interest.

Amazon has a lot of cool things on the site, including apparel and gifts for anglers. You can also create a "wish list" at Amazon and then as you browse the new web page, add products to it - so your loved ones will know exactly what to buy you when they're looking for that perfect gift!

To check out the new trout resources web page, click here. And be sure to bookmark (or add it to your favorites) too!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Trout Berry Dough Bait Press

Tired of the mess dough baits (such as PowerBait) leave on your hands? If you answered yes, then you may like the Trout Berry Dough Bait Press. This little gadget is designed to get perfect balls of dough bait on your hook, and not on your hands.

For folks who don't like getting their hands messy, this is a handy little fishing gadget. But it does serve another important function as well.

One of the primary concerns of anglers is not to transfer unwanted odors from their hands to their baits, knowing that these human odors can turn fish off. Sunblock, lotion, and bug sprays are some of the odors that anglers may have on their hands when fishing. While these things are necessary to protect anglers, they can be inadvertently transferred to your bait while handling it - which can then turn fish off.

This is where the Trout Berry Dough Press can help. This gadget eliminates the need for you to touch the bait, thereby keeping you from transferring unwanted odors to your bait. If your bait smells "fishy", it will smell more natural to fish.

Watch the Trout Berry Demonstration video to see how it works.

The Trout Berry Dough Bait Press has also recently been reviewed by Salmon, Trout, Steelheader magazine. You can read the review by clicking here.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Software Can Help You Catch More Trout!

Most anglers would rather be out fishing than sitting in front of their computers (me included). However, did you know that there's a software program specifically designed to help you become a better angler and catch more fish?

Advanced anglers know that catching fish is more skill than just luck. These anglers catch more fish than others because they study the science behind fishing. They learn how fish behave in various water and weather conditions. They learn how water temperatures, dissolved oxygen levels and food sources affect where trout may be hanging out.

Advanced anglers also understand that their offering (lure or bait) will look different underwater depending on water color, clarity and lighting conditions (sunny, cloudy, nighttime, etc.). They learn that some colors work better in certain conditions and will tailor their lure selection based on this knowledge.

It can take years to learn all of this information and how it relates to catching fish. But many anglers don't pay much attention to these details. This is where software can help!

We've developed a software program to track these important details for you. It's called, Fish Tracker. All you have to do is enter the relevant information after you catch a fish and let the program do the rest.

Fish Tracker will keep track of all of your catches and the details surrounding them. Then it will analyze the data for you and present it in a brief report so you can easily see what worked in the past. This information can save you hours of frustration when fishing.

The cool thing about Fish Tracker is that you can sort information by fishing spots, weather conditions, species, water temperature, etc. You can also track more than one angler's catches and you can upload photos too. So you can keep track of your kid's catches too. Nothing like a little family competition!

While there's other software programs out there, Fish Tracker is simple to use and designed for the average angler - so it's less expensive than other programs. The only downside is that it's not MAC compatible (sorry MAC users).

Our goal has always been to help you catch more trout ... and we've developed Fish Tracker to help you do just that. Not sure if Fish Tracker is for you? No problem, we've developed a trial version of Fish Tracker so you can try it before you buy it.

For more information about Fish Tracker, click here.