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Fishing Report June 28, 2016

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Bucks Lake -- Try the Mill and Bucks Creek arms for Brown and Rainbow Trout, or open water for kokes and macks.  Fish here and you'll have the place to yourself.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Baum Lake -- Spring is a wonderful time to fish here and the trout are eager to whack your flies, midges and small mayfly nymphs fished under small dry flies or indicators. There are a few really big browns in the lake too.  Try fishing one of Jay Fair's Burnt Orange Wiggle Tails or Zack's Swimming Leech on the east side.

 -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Eagle Lake – It's been slow, but cooler weather coming up should help.  Trout to 3.5 lbs. were caught mostly on Sure Catch's Red Dogs but switch them up and move around in the shallows.

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Hat Creek - It's been fishing well, although the golden stones are tapering off, but the warming temperatures should see some salmon flies popping up.  Caddis will become increasingly popular with the Rainbows here, with the warming weather.  Throw some cinnamon Pupas or a brown Micro May under a Rogue stone in salmon fly pattern. Swinging leeches and streamers is a proven technique anytime here on the Hat Creek.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Lake Almanor -- Insect hatches were going off although the weather made it a little more of a challenge.  Early spring time can produce some of the best bites here.

 -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Manzanita Lake –  Manzanita Lake is still producing good catch and release results for fly fishermen using buggers and nymphs as well. Remember this beautiful lake, a perfect location for a float tube, pram, kayak or canoe sits just inside the Lassen National Park boundary, is subject to special regulations and is catch and release only. Manzanita Lake has a self sustaining population of both rainbow and brown trout.

-Courtesy of MyOutdoorBuddy.com

Shasta Lake   Head to the Goose Neck for an early start and run beween 25 to 40 feet down for Rainbow Trout to 15.5 inches hitting 2-inch shad patterned Needlefish.  Find some deep water for drop-shot bass because it's been windy.

 -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Fall River -- Callibaetis are showing up towards the confluence with the Tule River as well as caddis in the afternoon and evenings.  The Trico hatch and spinner fall have started.  There has also been a good PMD hatch has been going on by the confluence of Spring Creek in the early morning. The Hex have begun showing with a few here and there in the evening.  By mid-month the hatch should be going strong.

 -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Klamath River -Iron Gate – Releases from Iron Gate Dam hit 3,500 cfs on Sunday, three times the highest fishable levels.

-Courtesy of  Western Outdoor News


Sacramento River 

With the flows hovering between 350-400cfs at Delta, this river is in the best shape we have seen to date. Golden stones, salmonflies, PMDs, little Yellow Sallies, they are all coming off right now! We are hearing some great reports from this stream, so you should get out and fish it. It won't get any better than it is right now.

-Courtesy of The Fly Shop



McCloud Reservoir --

There is good trout fishing here on leeches and dry flies down by the dam, and very few fishing here now.  There is also good camping here.

 -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

McCloud River - The McCloud is in great shape and the warming temperatures should have the salmon flies and golden stones coming off in greater numbers soon.  MDs and some caddis hatches have been spotted with best chances for fishing dries coming near sunset.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Pit River - It continues to fish well, with green drakes and evening caddis hatches picking up. Try stonefly patterns, salmon flies and goldens on top and down below.  You can get some fish to take dries in suprisingly slow water.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Trinity River  -- Weaverville Ca- Junction City , CA 


River flow is 312 cfs out of Lewiston dam, but 2,700 cfs at Douglas City. All of the tributaries are flowing and are adding more color to the river. Most fish have gone up the tributaries to spawn. You could find a fish or two in the upper section down to the Bucktail hole, but fishing will be tough until the river below Douglas City comes into shape again.

-Courtesy of The Fly Shop


Trinity Lake -- It's now launch-able for small boats and S-Wavers producing smallies off the rock piles.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Whiskeytown Lake -- The Kokes are on fire and easy limits have been possible although the bass are not biting.  Use pink Apexs and spinner blades in pink and orange, tipped with Toupee corn or a green bug with a spinner with corn behind Sling Blades for Kokes.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

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