Pyramid Cloudshow

Henny and Mike met Debra and I at the Grand Sierra in Reno Friday night for a Halloween getaway. Dinner at Palmers Steakhouse was a hit nicely accopanied  with a bottle of Syrah. After some Gamboling I slipped off to the room for a relatively early night. Mike and I  headed out at 5:30 AM Saturday for the home of the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout, Pyramid lake. Rumors of big winds early had me worried as I had never boated here before. We started trolling near Pelican at first light. Bleeding Frog u20 kwikfish between 40-60 feet. Plenty of marks but slow.

IMG_2563 IMG_2570There was some breeze but we decided to run to the Pyramid for a look. 2/3rds of the way the lake became quite sporty but we pressed on.

IMG_2575 IMG_2578 IMG_2581It was my first trip to the east side and it is certainly  geologically awe inspiring. We beat back to the west side near Warrior and started getting some action.

IMG_2584We trolled many hours for a couple fish and a few lost opportunities as the cloud show unfolded.

IMG_2645Late afternoon the sky went psychedelic for a couple of hours. Amazing color show.

IMG_2614 IMG_2629 IMG_2654 IMG_2657We continued on to Warrior Point

IMG_2585A view of the Needles to the North emerged.

IMG_2664I put down my camera long enough to net Mike’s fish.

IMG_2694 IMG_2696Looking east towards the P

IMG_2687 The Sky continued to evolve and show off.

IMG_2666 IMG_2668 IMG_2671 IMG_2675 IMG_2678 IMG_2679 IMG_2681 IMG_2685The storm was rolling in slowly but we escaped the predicted heavy winds

IMG_2697The Black Helicopter started circling and later we found out someone had a very bad day on the lake.

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We put the boat back on the trailer at around 5 and made the drive back to Reno.

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IMG_2702Once back in Reno we met the ladies fresh from Spa Day and went downtown for the Halloween Freak Show and were not disappointed. No pics of the revelers.

It was raining HARD coming over Donner Pass Sunday morning. Hope this is a recurring theme.

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