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Fishing Report JANUARY 10, 2016

Please check the 2015-16 freshwater sport fishing regulations and recent Trout Plants:


 Baum Lake -- Not much has changed here as the whole lake continues to fish well, but prepare for cold weather and chains. Tiny zebra midges, pheasant tails or some little leeches have been working. 

 -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

 Eagle Lake – Closed December 31st for the winter.

   -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

 Upper Hat Creek Closed Nov15

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


 Lake Almanor -- The area where the bait has been is frozen for now. Look for 2 and a half to 4-pounde brows and rainbows in the top 10 feet chasing smelt when it opens back up.



      -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

 Manzanita Lake – Now frozen and closed

   -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

  Shasta Lake   For numbers of smaller bass, try spinner baits and 6-inch worms as well as Senkos and small swimbaits like Ospreys and Huddleston for bass. With more rain on the way, the creek arms such as the McCloud and Sac arms will be good bets for both bass and trout.


   -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


 Fall River -- Closed Nov. 15. 

   -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

 Klamath River -Iron Gate – Despite cold weather, the upper Klamath is fishing well for steelhead a day between 6 to 12 steelhead a day between 2 and 7 pounds.


   -Courtesy of  Western Outdoor News


 Sacramento River 

Lower Sac - (Red Bluff & Anderson, California) 

KING SALMON FISHING -  Sacramento River Salmon Fishing Closed December 16th , 2015

 -Courtesy of


  As of  January 7, 2016 water flow is currently 3,250 CFS.

Lower Sacramento River fishing report - Lower Sacramento River Rainbow trout fishing has been great. For the last few days we have been getting heavy rains, which we are welcoming, has made water is a little murky, but still producing fish. We are fishing from Redding to Anderson, CA, Bonneyview Bridge to Jellys Ferry Bridge. Working great is egg pattern, Cinnamon Pupa, and PMD’s.

  -Courtesy of SAC River Guide

Upper Sacramento --Dunsmuir and surrounding 

Fishing is Good-- Conditions are good for fly anglers targeting wild rainbows, but the cold weather has kept most fishermen away from the river.


    -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

McCloud River  and McCloud Reservoir -- Closed Nov 15

 -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

 Pit River -The Pit River is open to fishing all year! This river fishes consistently well. Watch flows and road conditions right now. Expect some color in the water due to the recent heavy rain and snow. Darker water can mean some awesome streamer fishing!


Go prepared with snow chains/tires, shovel and emergency jackets and winter clothing. Bring a sleeping bag just in case you get stuck. The Pit is remote and few people venture to fish here in the winter. If your car/truck battery dies. you may have to walk out or spend the night.. don't laugh. It happened.

  -Courtesy of The Fly Shop

 Trinity River  -- Weaverville Ca- Junction City , CA 


Steelhead fishing remains very good on the upper Trinity between Lewiston and Junction City Hatcher steelhead have been hitting roe fished below bobers or drifted near the bottom.

 -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

 Upper Hat Creek -- Closed Nov. 15th

 -Courtesy of The Fly Shop



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