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Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association

Weekly Fishing Report 07/27/14 -08/03/15

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 -- Fishing should be good here all summer since water conditions are consistently cold and clear.  Go early if you want to use dry flies.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Bucks Lake -- Try running watermelon dodgers with Uncle Larrys pink tiger spinners or needlefish spoons for Trout. 

-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 -- Start at the Eagles Nest area at first light anchored in 50 feet of water, and go bobber fishing with threaded nightcrawlers.  Then head to the homes in front of the Eagles Nest in 50 to 60 feet of water with lead core 5 to 6 colors behind the boat for some trolling. 

-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 -- Try nightcrawlers behind dodgers in 25 feet on the east side of the peninsular and east shoreline for Trout. 

-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/Bass Tackle Depot


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 early and late when the hatches are going off.  The Callibaetis and Damsel Flies are coming off daily. Fishing has been fair to good, but check the special regulations here.

-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 -- Catching Rainbow Trout and King Salmon, trolling Shasta Lake main body, Rainbow trout fishing is fantastic ! Limits of fish daily. We are fishing 35 to 100 ft deep depending on the time of the day.  Early morning fish are ranging from 35 to 50 ft deep, Mid day 80 to 100 ft deep using triple teasers and rolling shad. Picking up one to two Browns a day . A few salmon now also.

 -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 -- With the Hex Hatch still going strong, so has the fishing. Be on the water early for the surface action.  A popular technique here is retrieving dark or olive colored leeches on a sinking line.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

 

Feather River -- Striper bite dropped off again. Shad bite is OK but fish don’t gather at Shanghai Bend anymore. Anglers pick a few but it’s nothing like the old days.

-Courtesy of ChicoER


Klamath River -- The Salmon Fly hatch is happening. Half-pounders with some fish going over 16 inches can be fooled with Salmon Fly dries. This is a popular time of year to fish the Klamath thanks to the abundance of salmon flies that hatch during the late and sometimes early weeks of June. 

 

-Courtesy of ChicoER


Lower Sacramento River -- King Salmon fishing on the Sacramento River. 

 The salmon fishing is slow, very tough, but starting to pick up a few here and there. More salmon expected to be on the way up, off to a late start. 
We are fishing every day, regardless,  doing combo trips for salmon and stripers.  
The salmon will continue to make their way up river, numbers of fish coming up will increase, as they normally do over the next few weeks. We are staying optimistic.

RAINBOW TROUT FISHING  REDDING , CA 

Lower Sacramento River Rainbow trout fishing is great. Water is clear and low.  Mornings and afternoon trips have been great.  We are fishing from Bonneyview Bridge to Jellys Ferry Bridge is excellent.  In early morning, fish are being caught in the shallow choppy waters around the Redding area, and middle of the day fish are moving into the deeper water.  The largest fish have been caught the last few days in the Bonneyview area. Working great is egg pattern, Cinnamon Pupa , and  PMD’s.  Dry flies late afternoon, last hour.  We are spin fishing and fly fishing. 

-Courtesy of SacRiverGuide.com


McCloud River -- The fishing here has been good, but get out early or just before sunset.  It's been hot up here.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Pit River -- Fish early and then fish the shade pockets mid-day.  The evening bite has been fair. Good fishing should continue over the next few weeks. This is a great summertime river.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Trinity River -- Weaverville Ca- Junction City , CA 

Trinity River flows at 450 CFS and steady. Currently, we are fishing the Trinity River for King salmon and producing a couple salmon a day.  Fishing is a little slow but this is to be expected, more salmon will move up over the next few weeks. Catching a few steelhead.

-Courtesy of SacRiverGuide.com


Upper Hat Creek -- Fishing is at its best early, before the sun gets high in the sky, and then right at sunset, as there are a variety of hatches going off.  The Power House No. 2 riffle has been fishing well, but has also been a little crowded. Expect a lot of fish, and the possibility of some nice ones.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Upper Sacramento --Sacramento River Rainbow trout fishing is great. Water is clear and low.  Mornings and afternoon trips have been great.  We are fishing from Bonneyview Bridge to Jellys Ferry Bridge is excellent.  In early morning, fish are being caught in the shallow choppy waters around the Redding area, and middle of the day fish are moving into the deeper water.  The largest fish have been caught the last few days in the Bonneyview area. Working great is egg pattern, Cinnamon Pupa , and  PMD’s.  Dry flies late afternoon, last hour.  We are spin fishing and fly fishing. 

-Courtesy of SacRiverGuide.com

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