Catch at the rocks at Sutcliffe, Pyramid Lake, circa 1920. Looking southeast. From the Nettie Sutcliffe Cooper collection.Catch at the rocks at Sutcliffe, Pyramid Lake, circa 1920. Looking southeast. From the Nettie Sutcliffe Cooper collection.

Wanda Morrill of Reno, age 19, May 1931. She caught this record 29+3/4lb. black-spotted cut-throat trout in Pyramid Lake.Wanda Morrill of Reno, age 19, May 1931. She caught this record 29+3/4lb. black-spotted cut-throat trout in Pyramid Lake.

Clark Gable with Pyramid Lake Fish, early 1930’s.Clark Gable with Pyramid Lake Fish, early 1930’s.

Trout caught at Nevada's largest and most popular dude ranch.Trout caught at Nevada's largest and most popular dude ranch.

First for 1936. Two, 20 pound Cutthroat Trout caught March 1st at the Pyramid Lake Dude Ranch, Sutcliffe, Nevada.First for 1936. Two, 20 pound Cutthroat Trout caught March 1st at the Pyramid Lake Dude Ranch, Sutcliffe, Nevada.

Ralston Fillmore with 27 lb. Lahontan Cuttroat Trout, April 1976.Ralston Fillmore with 27 lb. Lahontan Cuttroat Trout, April 1976.

Lloyd Lowery with Pyramid Lake Cuttbow, April 1976.Lloyd Lowery with Pyramid Lake Cuttbow, April 1976.

Historic Fish Photos

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John C Fremont’s meeting with Chief Truckee near the “Pyramid” – January 1844John C Fremont’s meeting with Chief Truckee near the “Pyramid” – January 1844.

The Pyramid at Pyramid Lake, 1867.The Pyramid at Pyramid Lake, 1867.

A catch of Pyramid Lake Cutthroat Trout, in the early 1920's at Sutcliffe. Courtesy Tom Trelease. A catch of Pyramid Lake Cutthroat Trout, in the early 1920's at Sutcliffe. Courtesy Tom Trelease.

1930's 1930's

String of Rainbow - Cutthroat and Pyramid Black Spotted Trout ranging from 18 to 39 pounds circa 1930's- caught at Pyramid Lake, Nevada.String of Rainbow - Cutthroat and Pyramid Black Spotted Trout ranging from 18 to 39 pounds circa 1930's- caught at Pyramid Lake, Nevada.

Avery Winnemucca with Lahontan Cutthroat Trout, 1930Avery Winnemucca with Lahontan Cutthroat Trout, 1930.

Pyramid Lake Cutthroat trout circa 1930's.Pyramid Lake Cutthroat trout circa 1930's.

Pyramid Lake Cutthroat trout circa 1930's.Pyramid Lake Cutthroat trout circa 1930's.

Lahontan Cutthroat Trout - red - 1970's.Lahontan Cutthroat Trout - red - 1970's.