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FISHING BOND SCHEDULE

PYRAMID LAKE CODE DESCRIPTION APPEARANCE BOND AMOUNT
2.1 Illegal use of firearms 100.00 - 500.00
2.2 Illegal hunting 100.00 - 500.00
2.3 Illegal trapping 100.00 - 500.00
3.1 Illegal tackle & downriggers 100.00
3.2 Chumming 50.00
3.3 Snagging 50.00
3.4 Bait fishing 50.00
3.5 Stinger restrictions 50.00
3.6 Use of milk crates etc 50.00
4.1 Fishing season 100.00
4.2 Fishing out of season 100.00
5.1 Fishing in closed waters 100.00
5.2 Fishing in closed waters 100.00
6.5 Fishing before and after hours 100.00
7.1 Illegal size and/or length 100.00
7.2 Illegal catch and limits 150.00
8.1 Illegal fishing tackle 50.00
9.1 No valid tribal fishing permit 100.00
9.6

Operating Fishing Guide Services
Without Tribal Approval

2,000.00
10.0 Illegal release of wildlife 500.00 - 5,000.00
11.0 Failure to stop at creel census station 100.00

HUNTING AND FISHING REGULATIONS



Section 1: Definitions

1.01 BAIT. "Bait" means any animal or vegetable substance, including, but not limited to crayfish, fish, fish eggs, frogs, salamanders, waterdogs or worms, used for the purpose of fishing. PowerBait and similar products are considered bait

1.02 BIRD. "Bird" means any wild or feral bird.

1.03 CHUMMING. "Chumming" means the placing in the water of fish, parts of fish, or other material upon which fish feed, for the purpose of attracting fish to a particular area in order that they may be taken.

1.04 FISH. "Fish" means any species of aquatic fin fish in any stage of the life cycle found or introduced into the Reservation

1.05 TO FISH. "To Fish" and its derivatives "fish", "fishing", "fished", etc., mean any effort including every attempt to take and every act of assistance to any other person in taking or attempting to take fish in the waters on the Reservation.

1.06 HOOK. "Hook" or "fish hook" means any implement to catch or hold fish. "Single hook" means any hook with one point, with or without a barb: "Double hook" means any hook with two points, with or without barbs, attached to a single shank; "Treble or triple hook" means any hook with three points, with or without barbs, attached to a single shank. "Snag" or "Gaff" hooks are hooks with or without handles used to take fish in such a manner that the fish does not take the hook voluntarily in its mouth.

1.07 TO HUNT. "To hunt" and its derivatives "hunt", "hunting", "hunted" etc. mean any effort to take any bird or mammal, including every attempt to take and every act of assistance to any other person in taking or attempting to take birds or mammals.

1.08 LEGAL TACKLE. "Legal tackle" means a hook and line attached to a rod and reel held in hand while landing fish.

1.09 MAMMAL. "Mammal" means any wild or feral mammal.

1.10 OPEN WATERS. "Open waters" means any waters within the exterior boundaries of the Reservation not designated as closed waters under Section 5, below.

1.11 RESERVATION. "Reservation" means the Pyramid Lake Reservation as depicted by the official Master Title Plot Map of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Reno, Nevada.

1.12 SNAGGING. "Snagging" means any activity whereby an effort is made to hook a fish in any part of its body other than its mouth by constant jerking of a hook or hooks attached to a line, pole, rod or other device.

1.13 TO TAKE. "To take" and its derivatives "taking" and "take", include pursuing, shooting, hunting, killing, or capturing, trapping, snaring and netting birds, fish and mammals, and all lesser acts such as disturbing, harassing or worrying, or placing, setting, drawing or using any net or other device commonly used to take any such animal, and any attempt to do any of the foregoing.

1.14 FORK LENGTH. "Fork Length" means the length of any fish, measured in a straight line from the tip of the snout to the fork of the tail.

1.15 TO TRAP. "To trap" and its derivatives "trap", "trapping", "trapped", etc., mean taking, killing and capturing any bird or mammal with traps, deadfalls and other devices commonly used to take such animals, and the shooting or killing of such animals lawfully trapped, and includes all lesser acts such as placing, setting or staking such traps, deadfalls or other devices whether they result in taking or not, and every attempt to take and every act of assistance to any other person in taking or attempting to take such animals with traps, deadfalls or other devices.

1.16 TRIBAL COUNCIL. "Tribal Council" means the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Council.

1.17 TRIBAL MEMBER. "Tribal Member" means any person whose name appears on the records of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe as an enrolled member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe.

1.18 TRIBE. "Tribe" means the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of Indians.

1.19 GUIDE. Any person(s) engaged in the business to manage, supervise, conduct, direct, lead, steer, escort, pilot, show, control, affect, influence, or regulate, another person(s) in sport fishing for monetary gain.

SECTION 2: HUNTING AND TRAPPING

2.1 FIREARMS. No firearms are permitted to be transported by non-Tribal members onto the Reservation or possessed or used by non-Tribal members within the exterior boundaries of the Reservation. Special Permits Requests can only be approved by Tribal Council.

2.2 HUNTING. Hunting by non-Tribal members within the exterior boundaries of the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation is prohibited. The hunting of Bighorn sheep (all species) by Tribal members within the exterior boundaries of the Reservation is also prohibited. All other hunting by Tribal members within the exterior boundaries of the Reservation is regulated by the Tribal Council by separate resolution.

2.3 TRAPPING. Trapping by non-Tribal members within the exterior boundaries of the Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation is prohibited. Tribal members may trap birds or mammals within the exterior boundaries of the Reservation under such regulations as the Tribal Council may prescribe.

2.4 HUNTING AND TRAPPING. All Federal Laws apply to Tribal members and non-Tribal members.

SECTION 3: FISHING

Prohibited Methods for Non-Tribal Members

3.1 ILLEGAL TACKLE.

3.1.1 It shall be illegal, except where expressly permitted, to fish from or in any of the waters of the Reservation for any fish with any seine, net, spear, setline, set hooks, grabhooks, trotline or snagline, or in any manner known as snagging, or with any wire fence, trap, giant powder, or any other manner other than the act of fishing with legal tackle for personal use and not for barter or sale.

3.1.2 Only one combination of rod, line and nor more than two hooks (as defined at Section 1.6, above), which hooks shall be barb less, shall be used at a time and equipment shall be closely attended by such person while fishing.

3.1.3 Possession and/or use of downriggers are prohibited from July 1 through September 30.

3.2 CHUMMING. Chumming is prohibited within the exterior boundaries of the Reservation.

3.3 SNAGGING. Snagging is prohibited within the exterior boundaries of the Reservation.Possession of fish that have hook marks in any area of the body other than the head or mouth shall be prima facie evidence of snagging.

3.4 BAIT FISHING. The use of bait for fishing in the waters on the Reservation is prohibited.

3.5 STRINGER RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful to have more than one trout on a stringer while fishing. There shall be a limit of one stringer per person. For purposes of this section, stringer is defined to be any piece of string, line, or rope, whether metal, plastic, fabric or otherwise, or similar material utilized by fishermen to string and keep fish in their possession in the water while fishing.

3.6 USE OF MILKCRATES, ETC. Any milk crates, boxes or other objects used in the water as a fishing aid must be occupied by the fishermen at all times while in the water. Any person who leaves such objects in the water shall be deemed guilty of littering. Milk crates and other such objects must be taken out when the person using those objects leaves the water.

SECTION 4: FISHING SEASON

4.1 FISHING SEASON. Due to spawning season the open waters of Pyramid Lake shall be open to fishing year round, with the exception of Trout Season, which shall be open from October 1 to June 30 of each year. From March 15 to May 16, closed areas are from the Sutcliffe Marina up to and including the South Nets Beach area. Fishing within 500 feet of all boat docks is prohibited.

4.2 TRUCKEE RIVER. The open waters of the Truckee River within the exterior boundaries of the Reservation shall be open to fishing from June 1 through and including Februrary 28, and shall be closed to fishing from March 1, through and including May 31.

SECTION 5: CLOSED WATERS


5.1 TRUCKEE RIVER AND MARBLE BLUFF FISHWAY

5.1.1 TRUCKEE RIVER. The Truckee River from Numana Dam to Pyramid Lake shall be closed to Fishing by non-Tribal members, and further, shall be closed to fishing by Tribal members from March 1 through and including May 31.

5.1.2 MARBLE BLUFF FISHWAY. The Marble Bluff Fishway for its entire length and that portion of Pyramid Lake within a 600 foot radius around the mouth of the Marble Bluff Fishway, shall be closed to fishing.

5.2 FISH PENS AND REARING FACILITIES.

5.2.1 FISH PENS. The fish pens located in the Sutcliffe area shall be closed to fishing.

5.2.2 FISH PEN AREA. Fishing is prohibited within a 1,000 foot radius around the fish attraction channel at the fish pens located in the Sutcliffe area.

5.2.3 REARING FACILITIES. Fishing in any facilities, including but not limited to fish hatchery facilities, ponds or raceways, utilized for the purpose of rearing fish within the exterior boundaries of the Reservation, is prohibited.

SECTION 6: FISHING HOURS

6.1 FISHING HOURS. One hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset.

SECTION 7: SIZE, CATCH & POSSESSION
LIMITS FOR NON-TRIBAL MEMBERS

7.1 SIZE LIMIT. The total daily trout limit is 2 FISH: 1. Legal size is 16" to 19", and 24" & longer: 2. Only 1 fish over 24" allowed in possession: 3. No fish less than 16', or between 19" and 24" allowed in possession (in order to protect more larger fish for spawning and to produce more trophy size fish!)

7.2 CATCH AND POSSESSION LIMITS.

7.2.1 TROUT. Two trout per day, not to exceed four in possession.

7.2.2 SACRAMENTO PERCH. Ten Sacramento Perch per day, not to exceed ten in possession.

7.2.3 Cui-ui fishing closed (Endangered Species).

7.2.4 Cui-ui fishing by Tribal members is regulated by the Tribal Council under separate resolution.

7.3 OTHER FISH. There are no size, catch or possession limits for fish species not mentioned above.

7.4 FILLETING FISH. Filleting of Trout is not allowed within the exterior boundaries of the Reservation.

SECTION 8: FISHING TACKLE

8.1 Only legal tackle shall be used by non-Tribal members within the exterior boundaries of the Reservation.

SECTION 9: LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

9.1 NON-TRIBAL MEMBERS. All non-Tribal members except as set forth at Section 9.3 below, 12 years of age or older must have in their possession a valid Tribal Fishing Permit to fish in open waters within the exterior boundaries of the Reservation. Non-Tribal members under twelve (12) years can fish at no charge with an adult who possesses a current valid Tribal fishing permit.

9.2 TRIBAL MEMBERS. All Tribal Members over 12 years of age fishing on the Reservation must have in their possession and on their person while fishing either a validly issued and authorized Tribal Membership Identification Card.

9.3 SPOUSES. A non-Tribal member married to a Tribal Member may apply to the Tribal Council for a complimentary Tribal Fishing Permit. If no Tribal Fishing Permit is obtained, a non-Tribal member married to a Tribal Member shall be subject to the same regulations as govern other non-Tribal members.

9.4 Tribal Fishing permit fees shall be as follows:

  • Daily Fishing Permit: $9.00

  • Annual Fishing Permit: $74.00

9.5 LOST OR STOLEN PERMITS. The Tribe shall not be responsible for lost or stolen permits. Persons whose permits are lost or stolen must, at their own expense, obtain a new permit and pay the applicable fee. For purposes of Section 9.1 above, it shall not be a valid defense for failing to have a permit in their possession that the permit was lost or stolen.

9.6 GUIDE LICENSE REQUIREMENTS/RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR FISHING SERVICES.

9.6.1 All person(s) guiding fishing must complete a Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Guide Application available at the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal Offices located at 208 Capitol Hill, Nixon, Nevada.

9.6.2 All applications must receive prior approval by the Pyramid Lake Tribal Council. All application fees are applicable and must be paid in full at time of permit. The annual fee shall be $500.00 per guide.

9.6.3 All guides must be bonded and insured. A background check will be required to be completed by the guide and submitted to the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe with the application. All rules on guide permit apply.

9.6.4 Person(s) guiding within the exterior boundaries of the Pyramid Lake Indian reservation, without a current and valid Tribal Council Guiding License may result in the revocation of all fishing and boating permits issued by the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, and up to but not limited to five (5) years and subject to fines set forth in the appearance bond schedule.

9.6.5 Guide services cannot use another guide services Tribal License or (guide) permit. There is only one person per guide permit and the permit is non-transferable.

SECTION 10: RELEASE OF WILDLIFE

Except as authorized by permit, license or other entitlement lawfully and validly issued by the Tribal Council, and after inspection of the matter sought to be planted, it shall be unlawful for any person to plant any fish, fish fry, spawn or any aquatic plant in any waters within the exterior boundaries of the Reservation, or to release any mammals or birds on any land within the exterior boundaries of the Reservation.

SECTION 11: CREEL CENSUS

Subject to the provisions of 25 U.S.C., Section 1302, it shall be unlawful for any person to refuse or fail to answer all questions relating to this fishing activity on the waters of the Reservation asked by any person (a) authorized by the Tribal Council to enforce the provisions of the Pyramid Lake Hunting and Fishing Ordinance and these regulations or (b) authorized by the Tribal Council to engage in scientific research, propagation of fish and the stocking of Reservation water therewith.

SECTION 12: ENFORCEMENT

12.1 VIOLATIONS, CIVIL FINES. Any person who violates any provision of the Tribe's fishing regulations shall be subject to a civil fine for each such offense, and shall be required to pay a fine of not less than $50.00 nor more than $500.00 for each such offense.

12.2 REPORTS OF VIOLATIONS. Reports of alleged violations of the provisions of the Tribe's fishing regulations may be made at the Ranger Station during regular business hours. Reports outside of business hours may be made to a hotline, which shall be established by the Tribe to aid in the enforcement of these fishing regulations. When implemented, the number for said hotline shall be displayed prominently within the general information handbook containing the Tribe's fishing regulations and at other such places as the Tribe or Tribal Ranger designates.

SECTION 13: FISHING DERBIES

1.1 PERMITS, RULES AND FEES.

1.1.1 All fishing derbies and special fishing events must submit a letter of request and application form to the Pyramid Lake Tribal Council for approval prior to holding the event.

1.1.2 Upon approval an event fee will be assessed by the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe based upon information provided to the Tribal Finance office

1.1.3 A $10.00 Special Fishing Permit Fee per person per event to be paid by the host, promoter, organization (person in charge organizer) and is due before the event starts. Valid Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal fishing and boating permits are still required.

1.1.4 Organizer of derby/event is responsible for reimbursement to Tribe for Search and Rescue if negligence on part of the participant is determined.

1.1.5 All Creel Census data is to be strictly adhered to.

1.1.6 Failure to comply with rules and regulations shall result in civil fines set forth on the Fishing Bond Schedule, Section 12.1 Enforcement.

1.1.7 Maximum length of derby/event is two (2) days.

1.1.8 Derby/event organizer must be bonded and insured. Certifications of coverage shall be submitted to the Tribe with the derby/event application.

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