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Fishing Report MARCH 19, 2016

Please check the 2015-16 freshwater sport fishing regulations and recent Trout Plants:

2016 - 2017 Fishing Regulations and info:

 Current Planting:


Baum Lake -- The upper section of the lake has been fishing well for trout and every day there have been a few anglers here, but it’s still blown out. Hungry trout will be feeding on tiny zebra midges, little leeches or black midge.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Eagle Lake – Closed December 31st for the winter.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Upper Hat Creek  - Closed Nov15

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Lake Almanor -- With lots of rain and wind, few are trout fishing. Rapalas in variety of colors have hammering fish in the top 10 feet.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Manzanita Lake – Now frozen and closed

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Shasta Lake   The lake is muddy but the good news is that it has come up over 100 feet in the past 2 months. Pre-spawning bass are heading into the shallows.look for red clay, chunk rock or gravel in shallows once the lake clears.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Fall River -- Closed Nov. 15. 

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

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


Sacramento River 

Lower Sac - (Red Bluff & Anderson, California) 

KING SALMON FISHING -  Sacramento River Salmon Fishing Closed December 16th , 2015 - re-opening July 16, 2016

-Courtesy of


   The Sacramento River below Shasta Dam - known as the Lower Sacramento, or "Lower Sac" - has to be rated as among the best tailwater fisheries in the country.

Current River Conditions:

Releases from Keswick Dam are at 5120 cfs. The storms brought 5.27&qout; of rain in the last week. The river below Bonnyview bridge is pretty murky right now. Winds will make it tough to fish it effectively. Last week we saw some very large fish begin caught despite Mother Nature's best efforts to keep us off the river! The good news is this week we will see clearing skies and improving weather, so we expect insect hatches and the fishing to improve as the river continues to clear through the week. We have seen good caddis hatches and a mix of mayflies, baetis, March Brown, callibaetis or some PMD's coming off depending upon the day. 

-Courtesy of SAC River Guide

Upper Sacramento --Dunsmuir and surrounding 

The Upper Sac is rockin' and rollin' right now. It has been flowing above 10,000 cfs into Shasta reservoir since last Thursday and is very muddy. Give this river a while to settle down if you would like to try your luck. If you're itching to go, try the river above the tributaries, like above Dunsmuir..

-Courtesy of The Fly Shop

McCloud River and McCloud Reservoir -- Closed Nov 15

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Pit River - The Pit is very blown out now. The storms have introduced a lot of murky water along the entire length of the river. Pit Three will be your best bet if you decide to go.Go prepared with snow chains/tires, shovel and emergency jackets and winter clothing. Bring a sleeping bag just in case you get stuck. The Pit is remote and few people venture to fish here in the winter.

-Courtesy of The Fly Shop

Trinity River  -- Weaverville Ca- Junction City , CA 


River flow is 312 cfs out of Lewiston dam, but 2,700cfs at Douglas City. All of the tributaries are flowing after this storm and are adding more color to the river. Most fish have gone up the tributaries to spawn. You could find a fish or two in the upper section down to the Bucktail hole. but fishing will be tough until the river below Douglas City comes into shape again.

-Courtesy of The Fly Shop

Upper Hat Creek -- Closed Nov. 15th

-Courtesy of The Fly Shop


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