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Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association

Weekly Fishing Report 06/29/14 -07/06/15

Please check the 2014-2015 freshwater sport fishing regulations and recent Trout Plants

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Battle Creek Reservior -- Kastmasters and worms always do well here.  Fishing has been best early in the morning since the waters are warming up. Check special regulations here. 

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Baum Lake -- Expect more good fishing here, with more hatches, which are going off before the sun is high.  Fishing should be good here all summer, but go early.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Bucks Lake -- Fishing at the lake for trout has been a little slow, but there has been a wide open Koke bite from 25 to 35 feet.  They are still only 12 to 13 inches but healthy, thick fish.  There are still some 2- to 4- pound Macks on Koke gear and you can find 1 to 3 fish up to 18 pounds if you are working for them. 

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Cassel Forebay --  Power Bait, worms, and eggs are good go to baits here.  There is always more pressure on the weekends, but there is plenty of room for everyone. An overcast sky will help the bite here.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News 


Eagle Lake -- Eagle Lake Trout fishing was better for bait anglers than some trollers this week.  Plan on going up for the Project Eagle Lake Trout (P.E.L.T.) Fundraiser over this Fourth of July weekend.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Frenchmen Lake -- Lake is at 37-percent capacity. Fishing for shore anglers and trollers has been excellent all week. Brian Weber of Fremont caught a limit of 18- to 20-inch rainbows near the dam from shore with marshmallow/salmon egg combos and orange PowerBait. The areas around the boat docks seem to be providing excellent results.

-Courtesy of myoutdoorbuddy.com


Keswick Reservoir --Fishing has been tough due to the colored water coming out of Shasta Lake. Since these fish hold in deep water and swirly conditions, the dark water really mitagates chances. We think better conditions will evolve in the spring.

-Courtesy of The Fly Shop


Lake Almanor -- Trout frequent areas that are producing hatches.  Fish are from the surface to the bottom, since hatches are off the bottom. Ben Williams from Fish Dog Outdoors said bass fishing is good all over the lake.  Swimbaits and spinnerbaits, plastic worms and topwater are all producing at different times of the day.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Lake Oroville --Bass bite has tapered. The lake level is dropping and bass are in a slow, post-spawn mode. A few nice bass can be had with top water lures in the main body of the lake or the middle fork. Bass Tackle Depot.

-Courtesy of ChicoER


Lewiston Lake -- Trout ranging from 14 to 19 inches can be fooled into going to a better place by trolling with a Sep's dodger with a threaded nightcrawler trailed behind or a wedding ring combination tipped with a piece of nightcrawler. Shore fisherman try using a white power egg and salmon egg combo, or a nightcrawler tipped with a power egg. Best places to fish from shore are the southern dock below the marina and the shore line above the marina. If you have any difficulties see Craig at Pine Cove Marina. I was out two days last week and caught 31 fish with clients…not bad!

-Courtesy of myoutdoorbuddy.com


Manzanita Lake -- Fish the shoreline and structure for better action.  Remember that this is a catch-and-release, single hook, artificial lure only lake.  Remember to check Lassen Park's special regulations for this lake. Fishing has been fair for some and great for others. Go early or late to avoid the kayakers and other boaters.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


McCloud Reservior -- The reservoir sees very little pressure here and the fishing is fine. Check out the waters near the northern portion of the lake for Trout.  Your best chances occur midday up near where the upper McCloud comes into the lake.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Shasta Lake -- SALMON FISHING REPORT/TROUT FISHING Redding, CA  -  Shasta Lake fishing,  catching Rainbow Trout and King salmon, trolling Shasta Lake main body, fish ranging in size 2 to 4 pound. Trout fishing has been good. King salmon, up to  75 ft deep.  Catching a combination of trout and salmon now !

  Spotted bass, Catching limits of bass daily. We are catching bass down 35 ft .  Using spinner baits and crank baits early morning, and using rubber worms the rest of the day, with mid-afternoons being the best as the day warms. 

-Courtesy of SacRiverGuide.com


Trinity Lake -- You can catch 6-inch Kokes all day long.  The ramp is decent but take it slow.  They also have a dock in now.  Trinity is down 120 feet.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

 

Whiskeytown Reservoir -- Only a few 10- to 12-inch Kokanee were reported.  This impoundment stays pretty full until October.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Fall River -- The Fly Shop in Redding continued to rate the fishing as good here. There are lots of big Rainbows, and good hatches along the upper river, but the lower section is also starting to produce from Island Drive all the way to the confluence.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News/The Fly Shop

 

Feather River -- A few decent 4-5 pound Steelhead have been caught in the high flow section of the Feather River using night crawlers with the additives of Pro-Cure Anise and hot pink bait oil according to Craig Bentley at Huntington’s Sportsman’s Store in Oroville. 

-Courtesy of myoutdoorbuddy.com


Klamath River -- The upper Klamath river is flowing at a respectable 2400cfs and the steelhead action has been great. There are lots of half pounders or 14" to 20" fish in the system with guides reporting "all you want" action. 

-Courtesy of usafishing.com


Lower Sacramento River -- Rainbow Trout Fishing  Redding, CA water flow is currently 7,200 CFS and steady.

Lower Sacramento River fishing report-  Sacramento River Rainbow trout fishing is excellent. Warm temps but still catching 20 to 30 fish days.  We are fishing from  
Redding area  to Anderson, CA.Working best are PT's, and  Micro Mayflies. 
We are spin fishing and fly fishing,  both methods are very productive .

-Courtesy of SacRiverGuide.com


McCloud River -- River conditions are excellent, and so is the Brown and Rainbow Trout fishing, thanks to all the hatches. The fishing continues to be good here, but it may be getting a little more crowded.  Anglers shouldn't just charge into the river, but instead look for the occasional rises and work with them.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Pit River -- Water conditions are good, with of hatches going off, and the fishing has been good. This is a go-to river so expect some company at the popular spots. Be careful if you're wading out there, it's gotton slippery, with bowling-ball like boulders and rocks.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Trinity River -- It's been slower here due to all the releases which have increased flows.

-Courtesy of myoutdoorbuddy.com


Upper Hat Creek -- Worms, eggs,dry flies and lures all work well here.  Fishing is at it's best early before the sun gets high in the sky, and then right at sunset. Hat Creek is a good spot to throw dry flies all morning.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Upper Sacramento -- Conditions are still on the big side along the lower half of this river. Around 2,000 cfs. Best fishing can be found up near Dunsmuir where more favorable water conditions exist. Our long range prediction is the fishing can be fair at best, but prepare to contend with high water. Can be dangerous during and just after rains.

-Courtesy of The Fly Shop

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