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Pyramid Lake $50,000 cutthroat challenge this weekend



Nixon, NV – The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Pyramid Lake $50,000 Cutthroat Challenge, this Saturday October 2nd and Sunday October 3rd.  This weekend also marks the opening weekend of fishing season at Pyramid Lake and offers families and fisherman a chance to break into the fall season.  The Tribe invites fisherman of all ages and skill levels to register to compete to win $50,000 worth of prize money.  A total of 25 Cutthroat Trout will be tagged, with 5 fish being randomly tagged and worth $10,000 each.  The remaining 20 tagged fish will be worth other prizes.

The cost to register for the challenge is only $65 and will be limited to the first 500 fishermen registered.  Registration for the 2nd Annual Pyramid Lake $50,000 Cutthroat Challenge is now available online at www.pyramidlake.us or over the phone at 1-888-225-2668.  Registration will also be available both days of the challenge if space is available.  All participants in the 2nd Annual Pyramid Lake $50,000 Cutthroat Challenge must obtain a Tribal Fishing permit and are reminded that all Tribal fishing regulations will be in effect.  For more information and official contest rules, please visit www.pyramidlake.us or call 1-888-225-2668.

About Pyramid Lake and its people

Pyramid Lake is located about 35 miles Northeast of Reno, NV and is the property of and managed by the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe.  Pyramid Lake is known as being North America’s most beautiful desert lake and home to many year round recreational activities.  The lake occupies 112,000 surface acres inside the reservation boundary and has a shoreline of approximately 125 miles. The lake has no outlet and is a residual body remaining from the prehistoric Great Lake Lahontan water body.  The lake is fed primarily by the Truckee River and is world famous fishery for the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout and Cui-ui, which are on the endangered species list.  The Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation is comprised of 476,728 acres. The roughly 2,400 Tribal members are direct descendants of the Northern Paiute people who have occupied the vast areas of the Great Basin for thousands of years. Pyramid Lake was designated as one of the first National Scenic Byways in the country and was the first scenic byway entirely on an Indian reservation.  For more information about Pyramid Lake or its people please visit the Pyramid Lake Museum and Visitors Center in Nixon or log on to www.pyramidlake.us.

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