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Fishing Report

Week of: March 17, 2017

Please check the 2016-17 freshwater sport fishing regulations and recent Trout Plants:

2016 - 2017 Fishing Regulations and info: 


 Current Planting: 



Baum Lake -- Trout fishing remains good on baits and flies with 12- to 16-inch rainbows being caught  Fly fishermen are still scoring with leeches, midges, and baetis flies.

 -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Burney Creek

Bucks Lake -- Marina is closed for the season.

 -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Eagle Lake –  Season is closed until spring trout opener.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Fall River -- Season is closed until spring.  

Feather River

Frenchman's Lake

Hat Creek  -- Season is closed until spring.  


Keswick Lake

Klamath River

Lake Almanor -- Good weather week has perked up the trout fishing with some browns in the 6- and 7-pound class taken on flies and trolled Rapalas.  The Canyon Dam boat launch is still the only public launch site, but the overflow parking area is covered in snow, so parking space is limited.

 -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Lake Britton

Lake Davis

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 -- Marina now closed until April.


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

 -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Manzanita Lake –  Snow and icy conditions. 

-Courtesy of The Fly Shop


McCloud Reservoir -- No reports available due to snowy conditions.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

McCloud River - Season ended November 15.

Medicine Lake -- Heavy snow, few anglers.

 -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Pit River - Still no fishing action as water level remains high and unfishable.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Shasta Lake  -- Bass fishing has slowed as the lake is getting muddy again from recent runoff.  Lake is now down about 43 feet.  Action is also slow for catfish, trout, and crappie.

 -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Siskiyou Lake  -- Snow and icy roads still limit access to the lake.

 -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Trinity Lake -- The lake remains about 30 feet from below the full mark, but the launch ramps are now unusable.  Some trout action is being seen on baits and lures fished off the mouths of incoming creeks, and a few smallmouth bass are being taken on Gitzit jigs fished off rocky points.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Trinity River -- The Trinity River flows are 300 CFS. We are back on the river this week. Steelhead fishing is fair to good. Fishing above Junction City.  Prime months for steelhead fishing are October to February.

-Courtesy of Sac River Guide


Upper Sacramento River

Whiskeytown Lake -- The water level has dropped way down and slowed the bass fishing.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Guides, Reports, Gear, Forecasts, Flows:

Marble Mountain Guest Ranch


Phil's Propeller

Sac River Guide

Ted Fay Fly Shop

The Fly Shop

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