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Snakeshot
October 24, 2005, 01:12
Easy from the pic, taken today.
Thanks to member homelandprotector for the photo opp.:bow:

Snakeshot
October 24, 2005, 01:31
Same lake, same day:

Snakeshot
October 24, 2005, 01:33
And an onshore detail shot:

Windustsearch
October 24, 2005, 03:49
That would be Pyramid Lake, what do I win?

Survey Punk
October 24, 2005, 06:27
Looks like the mine I work in and a pump at the 8200 pitcar just blew its packing.

Where's y'alls hardhats?

:D

JB

Snakeshot
October 24, 2005, 10:31
Originally posted by Windustsearch
That would be Pyramid Lake, what do I win?
What you win, my good man, is a chance to describe your experiences at Pyramid Lake!:D

Temp
October 24, 2005, 10:37
The French Quarter resevoir?

Snootleather
October 24, 2005, 10:51
Snakeshot, did you catch any cutthroat or were you fishing for cui-ui :rofl:

homelandprotector
October 24, 2005, 11:24
That was some good boating weather John, the north end of the lake was something I have never seen and definitely worth the 45 min. run.

The 20" to 30" Trout out smarted us though. We where not fishing deep enough.

Good info on the Lake here >> http://plpt.nsn.us/geology/

24 hr. web cam of the Lake >> http://www.crosbylodge.com/ Check out their fish pics!

Snakeshot
October 24, 2005, 11:50
Originally posted by Snootleather
Snakeshot, did you catch any cutthroat or were you fishing for cui-ui :rofl:
More of a 5 rod casting clinic.:biggrin:

The only person we saw doing real well was a hardcore float tuber who was jigging at 40-50'.
Need to learn a lot more about how to fish that lake.

Windustsearch
October 24, 2005, 12:20
I have never been there, but have seen alot of pics and heard the stories that went with them. Mostly I hear of folks dropping worms and or power bait and whacking those things to the point of boredom. That will depend alot on the time of year. When it gets colder they will come up.

Snakeshot
October 24, 2005, 12:28
Originally posted by Windustsearch
I have never been there, but have seen alot of pics and heard the stories that went with them. Mostly I hear of folks dropping worms and or power bait and whacking those things to the point of boredom. That will depend alot on the time of year. When it gets colder they will come up.
Artificial lures only for Trout, no bait.
And you have to be a Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe member to catch and keep cui-ui. :sad:

Windustsearch
October 24, 2005, 12:38
Sheesh, when did the no bait thing happen?

In that case I would go with RAPALAS in the winter.

Jon Frum
October 24, 2005, 17:00
I used to live in Hawthorne near Walker lake and caught Cutthroat. I never caught a huge one but the local casino had a refrigerated display case that had 12 pounders or so.

homelandprotector
October 27, 2005, 14:09
I'll feel safer on the lake now. Go NAVY!

Divers remove all ammunition from Pyramid Lake
Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal
by JEFF DeLONG

FALLON, Nevada (12 June 2005) -- Working by feel in pitch darkness on the bottom of Pyramid Lake, U.S. Navy divers have completed the removal of rockets and ammunition submerged since World War II.

Since early May, divers have removed more than 13 tons of munitions including more than 240 rockets and 182 crates of large-caliber ammunition dumped in the lake north of Reno by the Navy between 1944 and 1946.

"We have recovered every known piece of ordnance in the lake," said Senior Chief Daniel Gross, who described the operation as one of the most difficult in his 19 years as a Navy diver and ordnance disposal expert.

"It was very challenging," said Gross, 41. "Some of the stuff you just couldn't predict, but it couldn't have come off any better."

Rockets, 20 mm shells and 50-caliber tracer rounds were left in Pyramid Lake after the Navy abandoned a 76-acre torpedo and bombing range near Sutcliffe.

The three-year project to recover the sunken munitions was a cooperative effort between the Navy and Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe.

Tribal officials said they are glad to be rid of the stuff, which the Navy destroyed last weekend at Fallon Naval Air Station.

"The tribe just wanted closure with that era," said Gerry Emm, the tribe's environmental director. "This is an end to something a lot of people didn't even realize had happened."

Tribal Chairman Norm Harry agreed.

"It's a big relief for the tribe knowing the cleanup is final," Harry said. "It's important to get it out."

The location of the submerged ordnance was determined through sonar and the use of remote-controlled submersible vehicles.

Diving began last summer, with some ordnance removed then. The bulk of the rockets, shells and bullets were pulled from the bottom this year in May and early June.

The task was difficult and dangerous. Divers worked at depths of as much as 222 feet below the surface. At Pyramid Lake's altitude of about 4,000 feet above sea level, that's the equivalent of about 270 feet deep in the ocean, Gross said.

Such a depth meant divers could only stay on the bottom a maximum of 15 minutes withouts risking potentially fatal decompression sickness. Then they had to spend 70 minutes coming slowly back to the surface, stopping four times to decompress gases built up in their bodies.

The water was cold, at times 38 degrees on the bottom. And visibility of only a few feet was quickly reduced to zero when bottom sediment was stirred up by working divers.

Divers were guided to rockets and crates of ammunition by a sonar operator stationed on a barge at the surface.

"It was 'swim forward, move right, move right, move forward,'" Gross said. "There was no light at all at that depth.

"(Visibility) was zero. It's all by feel."

The project marked the first time the crew's particular type of re-breathing scuba gear was used at high-altitude, Gross said. Cases of dangerous decompression sickness were not only possible, but expected.

One tense moment came when a surfacing diver "blew to the surface" too quickly when his dry suit expanded like a balloon. He was rushed to the shore and a waiting recompression chamber, where he underwent five hours of treatment, Gross said. The diver was uninjured.

The Pyramid Lake mission was Gross' last as a Navy diver. He retires in two weeks.

RELATED STORY: Navy divers recover rockets, tracer rounds from Pyramid Lake
SOURCE - Reno Gazette-Journal

masman
October 29, 2005, 18:33
i thought it was this lake:D
http://www.cloudster.com/Sets&Vehicles/ApesShip/Stills/Apes1cSM.jpg

Snakeshot
October 29, 2005, 21:34
Masman,
Looks like Spy vs. Spy in the water.


Here's uno mas:

masman
October 30, 2005, 08:30
Originally posted by Snakeshot
Masman,
Looks like Spy vs. Spy in the water.




its the spaceship in the planet of the apes movie.it was shot at lake powell.i think it would have been cooler if it had been filmed at pyramid lake with the geyser in the backround.