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Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association

Weekly Fishing Report 4/17/14-4/24/14

 Seasonal closures apply to streams and rivers as noted below.

      Lakes are open for fishing year round.

   Please check the 2014-2015 freshwater sport fishing regulation


Baum Lake --- Baum Lake is always a good choice because water conditions are controlled. The lake is perfect for pontoon boats and float tubes. You can find an abundance of rainbows right now.  Courtesy of The Fly Shop

Fall River The 2013 fishing season is closed but will reopen Saturday April 26th 2014.

Feather River – There is some good action happening on the river this week. Both adult and junior steelhead are being caught throughout the river.  Courtesy of American Fly Fishing CO.

Frenchman’s Lake –Fishermen are reporting catching some nice fish this week. Those who are trolling, Fishing from the bank or fly fishing seem to all be doing very well. Courtesy of Wiggins Trading Post

Hat Creek –Hat Creek is closed for the 2013 season. Opening day 2014 is Saturday April 26th.

Keswick Reservoir – When the lower Sacramento River fishing is doing good usually this reservoir will be productive as well. This is the case this week. The fish are out and biting.  Courtesy of The Fly Shop

Klamath River – This river is not very crowded. You should be able to find a few small fish. We are at the end of the steelhead run so it has been very slow this week. Courtesy of The Fly Shop

Lake Almanor – The full moon and clear skies are allowing the fish to feed at all hours. The best bite will be at sunrise and then again in the afternoon. Fishermen are catching a mix of browns, rainbows and even some salmon this week.  Courtesy of Almanor Fishing Adventures

Lake Davis – Fishing this lake will be very difficult this week as the snow as dumped about 10 inches at lake level recentlyCourtesy of Nor Cal Fishing News

Lake McCumber---Look for fish feeding off the top near the reservoir edges. There have been very few fishermen fishing this lake. However the ones who have are reporting good results.Courtesy of The Fly Shop

Lake Oroville – Fish are flooding onto flats to spawn. Fishing over the next week should be excellent for bass anglers. The fish seem to be biting at pretty much anything you throw right now. Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Lewiston Lake – Fishermen are telling us you should still be able to catch a few smaller rainbows averaging 12” to 15”. Trout is on the rise around the marina, the dam and at Lakeview Terrace. Courtesy of The Fly shop

Manzanita Lake –There is still ice on portions of the lake making the fish a bit lethargic still. If you catch one or two fish you will be doing very well. Watch carefully for where you can and can't fish.  Courtesy of The Fly Shop

McCloud River- Sorry the 2013 season is closed. It will resume for fishing on Saturday April 26th 2014.

Pit River –   The warm weather is making it easier to access the river this week. Near Lake Britton Dam area, Pit #3 seems to be the spot.  Make sure you are prepared on this river as it is very remote.  Courtesy of The Fly Shop

Sacramento River (Lower) – The sun is shining and the weather is warm. You can expect a productive week. Fishermen seem to be doing well late morning into the afternoon hours. Courtesy of The Fly Shop

Sacramento River (Upper) – The weather is nice and so is the fishing. You can expect a pretty decent week. Courtesy of The Fly Shop

Shasta Lake – Fishing for bass this week may be slow due to the smallmouth bass spawning. This should change in the next week or so. The bigmouth bass are faring better.  Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Trinity Lake – The largemouth bass are biting but remember it is a two bass limit until May on this lake. The salmon and trout fishing are in full swing as well. This should be a hot spot for many fishermen this week. Courtesy of                                           

Trinity River – The dry fly fishing has been good. The big steelhead are coming to an end, but you can still catch a few small ones as well as some brown trout all year long. Courtesy of The Fly Shop

Whiskeytown Lake --- There are plenty of trout near the Power House, however fishing this lake is very difficult even for the veterans. There seems to be a code of silence when it comes to fishing this lake. Trial and error and a whole lot of patience is the key to ultimate success here. Courtesy of FISHINGNOTES.COM




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