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Fishing Report

Week of: September 23, 2016

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Baum Lake -- Fishing is fair for kokanee in the dam area on live nightcrawlers, but the trout fishing has been slow.  Trolling has produced fair action for the kokanee in 25 to 30 feet of water.  

 -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Bucks Lake -- Fishing is fair for kokanee in the dam area on live nightcrawlers, but the trout fishing has been slow. Trolling has produced fair action for the kokanee in 25 to 30 feet of water.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Eagle Lake – Fishing has been inconsistent here with a few nice Eagle Lake Trout in the 4- to 5-pound class, but not much else.  Most of the fish are being taken on trolled flies.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Fall River -- Fly fishing for trout is fair in the mornings and evenings.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Hat Creek - Fly fishermen continue to score on rainbows to 12 inches, and bait anglers are scoring on planter rainbow and brookies.
 -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Manzanita Lake –  Jonny Mac at the Manzanita Lake Store reports that 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


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


Lake Almanor -- Some pretty good fishing is on tap with 3- to 5-pound rainbows and browns being caught on slow-trolled soft plastics and faster troll of Flash King spoons 35 to 50 feet deep along the east shoreline, said guide Bryan Roccucci at Big Daddy's Guide Service.

 -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

 Lake Oroville -- The Afterbay has been slow but the action is steady at Lake Oroville for bass at around 30 feet using jigs, shaky head, dart head and drop shot worms. Also there has been a wide open bite on 10-12 inch land-locked Coho Salmon on just about any offering with minnows a good bet. With the Coho bite being so active using swimbaits for bass may entice a big one to bite. It just might be worth a try.

 -Courtesy of MyOutdoorBuddy.com

Lewiston Lake -- Good numbers of rainbow trout are being taken on 1/8-ounce Kastmasters and rainbow colored Power Baits.  Only a few kokanee were seen last week.


McCloud Reservoir

Trout fishing has been good for both bait anglers and trollers, said guide Scott Caldwell at SC Guide Service.

 -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

McCloud River - Fishing has been fair to good with summertime stuff like golden stone nymphs and streamers, caddis in the afternoons, and dry flies as the sun goes down.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Pit River - Fair fishing for fly anglers.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Trout fishing below Keswick Dam remains good for fly fishermen using Caddis bird's nests or cinnamon pupas.

 -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Shasta Lake  -- Find areas where the bass are chasing shad and get good action on fish to 5 pounds. Crankbaits and plastic worms work well for action on 2- to 3-pound bass in the shallows, and down to about 20 feet, while spoons produce action at about the 50-foot depth.

 -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Trinity Lake -- Smallmouth bass continue to produce fair action on plastic worms and grubs.  

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Whiskeytown Lake -- The kokanee bite remains good near the 299 bridge area, with anglers trolling Hula Hoochies behind flasher blades.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

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