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Fishing Report

Week of: August 25, 2016

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Baum Lake -- The fishing has been fair for trout.

 -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Bucks Lake -- The kokanee bite continues to be strong.  Fish in the 13- and 14-inch range are whacking rigs from 25 to 35 feet down all over the lake, producing limits for most anglers.  Best color combination righ now is watermelon and pink.  Water temps are in the low to mid 70's with this heat wave we are currently experiencing and the lake is still nearly full.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Eagle Lake – Anglers are bagging limits of rainbows in the 2 1/2 pound range over by the Eagles nest area in 50 feet of water, trolling leadcore about 20 to 25 feet deep.  There are thousands and thousands of minnows along the shoreline, which should make this fall a great time for fishing for the big ones, said Ron Beck of Flying Eagle Guide Service.    

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Fall River -- Fishing is up and down with hatches determining the fly fishing action.  Caddis flies have been working well. 

 -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Hat Creek - Trout fishing has been fair below the power house with a May fly hatch stirring up the action.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Lake Almanor -- Trollers are scoring well on rainbows to 4 pounds on trolled lures.  The east basin has produced the best catches, but basically fish are being caught in all areas of the lake.

 -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 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 -- Most anglers are catching at least two or three trout, with red or white Power baits producing well.  Anglers are also getting trout on blue or silver Kastmasters, and fly fishermen are scoring best on Zebra midges, said Louise Baghin at Pine Cove Marina.


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 - River is still running high and fast.  Some trout are being taken on stoneflies and caddis.

-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  -- Trout fishing has been good in most areas of the lake, anywhere you can find shad you will find trout, mostly 20 to 60 feet deep, while bass can be found as deep as 40 feet.  The Upper McCloud arm has been one fo the better sports.

 -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Trinity Lake -- Anglers are getting limits of kokanee trolling Apex and other large lures 60 to 80 feet deep.  The Trinity River is running high and fishing is slow.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Trinity River  --  Trinity releases are slowly being dropped from 1,100 will be down to 700 cfs by next Friday. Fish should be up here in fishable numbers soon. There are some salmon in the system now. Expect the action to heat up here in the next month.

-Courtesy of The Fly Shop


Whiskeytown Lake -- Kokanee continue to provide good action here with lots of limits reported near the 299 bridge on trolled Apex lures, beads and spinners and hoochie jigs. 

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Guides, Reports, Gear, Forecasts, Flows:

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