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Shasta Cascade Fishing Report

Week of: 4/18/18


If you would like to contribute to our report, please contact us at pr@shastacascade.org

(Our fishing report is updated as new information becomes available)


Please check 2017-18 freshwater sport fishing regulations and recent Trout Plants:

2017 - 2018 Fishing Regulations and info:

https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/regulations

 Current Planting:  

https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FishPlants/

 

Baum Lake-- Recently stocked and produced fair to good action for fly fishermen and shoreline bait anglers.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Bucks Lake - No current report.

-Courtesy of My Outdoor Buddy

 

Eagle Lake-- no current report.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Fall River-- The Fall River opens to fishing on the last Saturday in April and remains open through November 15.
The Fall is a spring creek, its flows mostly un-impacted by runoff, running clear and cold consistently almost every day of the season.

-Courtesy of The Fly Shop


Feather River-- Sacramento River, in the Redding area, fishing for Rainbow trout is excellent for both fly fishing and spin fishing. Drifting roe is best bet for catching lots of fish.  We are producing nice size Rainbows, 16 to 20 inches,  with 15 to 35 fish days. Weather in the 70's.  For fly fishing, PMD's and Egg patterns are working well.  Some dry fly fishing in late afternoons. Weather has been prime for catching these beautiful Rainbows, water low and clear.

-Courtesy of Sac River Guide


Frenchman Lake -- No current report.

 - Courtesy of Goodwin's General Store 


Hat Creek -- Hat Creek opens to fishing on the last Saturday in April and remains open through November 15.

- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

 

Keswick Lake -- Keswick Reservoir is open to fishing year round, and fishes well throughout the year. That said, we've found that the best times of year on Keswick are the winter, spring, and early summer, from November through June. Access on this stretch of water is very limited; our guides utilize jet boats to motor upstream and drift back down.

-Courtesy of The Fly Shop

 

Lake Almanor -- Fishing pressure was light this past week.  Snow and winds made for difficult conditions at best.  Friday morning, anglers woke up to 16 inches of the white stuff.  When they get out the fishing has been okay, not red hot, but there are fish to be had.  More unsettled weather is due this week with rain and snow expected from Tuesday evening through Saturday.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

 

Lake Oroville -- No current report.

-Courtesy of My Outdoor Buddy

  

Lewiston Lake -- Trout action is holding at a pretty good pace, with fly fishermen picking up rainbows near the marina on a variety of may flies and other assorted dry flies.  Up towards the dam area, most of the action on similar rainbows is being posted by boat anglers anchoring or drifting white Power Bait

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

 

Lower Sacramento River -- 

The Lower Sacramento River has been fishing very well over the past two weeks.  For those of you who fished the river last year, the high, cloudy conditions in the spring weren't conducive to insect hatches.  This year we are happy to say that the bugs are back!  We've had some great Mother's Day Caddis and Pale Morning Dun mayfly hatches over the past several weeks.  We're also seeing some of the larger Spotted Sedge, summer Caddisflies coming off already.  After a couple of rainy days this week, we expect some great weather and even better fishing.  Now would be a great time to get out.  And for those who like the stretch from the Sundial Bridge down to the Highway 44 bridge, you have anther couple of weeks before it closes until August.

-Courtesy of Sac River Guide

 


Manzanita Lake–  No current report.

-Courtesy of The Fly Shop

 

McCloud Reservoir -- No current report.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


McCloud River - No current report.

-Courtesy of The Fly Shop


Medicine Lake -- No current report.

 -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Pit River - Pretty much blown by high water flowing through.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

 

Shasta Lake -- Trout fishing on Lake Shasta,  catching a few Rainbows trolling 40 ft deep. 2 to 6 lbs, average, occasional larger fish. This year should be another great year, last year Shasta lake was the best we have ever seen for big rainbows.The king salmon on Lake Shasta will turn on next month. Watch the fishing heat up as the weather warms, as Spring approaches. The Brown trout fishing is on fire. Monster Brown trout being caught right now. 50 ft deep, trolling lures.

 -Courtesy of Sac River Guide


Siskiyou Lake -- Fishing is slow.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Trinity Lake -- Bass fishing has been slow, but is starting to pick up.  Trout action remains fair to good at creek inlets.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

 

Trinity River -- River fishing for steelhead has been great this week. Catching 2 to 4 fish a day. Number of fish will vary on this river.
Steelhead fishing on the Trinity River is producing some really nice fish. Trinity Lake has been fishing well for Kokanee salmon, limits of fish most days.

-Courtesy of Sac River Guide

 

Whiskeytown Lake-- Kokanee fishing is best on the surface early and down to 25 feet by the afternoon.  Boat anglers are getting 16-plus-inch fish right now.  Anglers can start trolling at the buoy line in the Whiskey Creek 40 feet of water and get into them.  Trolling by the bridge has been fair, but the dam and curtain areas have been doing well.  Over by the inlet near Brandy Creek in deep waters has been a good spot also.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


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