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Almanor (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-10-22 20:40:00

Fishing is good one day, not so good the next. Browns and rainbows are both being caught. There are 2 to 4 pound trout being landed. A 7 pound brown was this week caught jigging near Rec 2. Bait fishing, trolling and jigs all will work. Trolled fast-action lures at 2 to 3 mph in depths from the surface to 32 feet. Doug Neal: (530) 258-6732

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Antelope Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-05-28 21:23:36

Antelope continues to fish well with cinnamon Jay Fair trolling flies, Needlefish or Rapalas. (530) 283-2733

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Baum Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-10-15 21:32:53

Baum Lake is fishing best in the AM hours, before the sun is positioned high, and then again near sunset. We expect better fishing reports as the days get shorter and we close in on December. We don't expect the fishing to change to much over the next few weeks since water conditions on Baum are consistently cold and clear. The Fly Shop (530) 222-3555

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Britton (fresh water lake)
Updated 2011-10-19 16:32:37

Britton is slow with little pressure.  (530) 335-2381

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Buck's Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-09-24 16:37:48

Lake continues to drop. Some browns and brookies are being caught outside the inlets. Little pressure here. (530) 283-2733

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Bullard's Bar (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-09-10 18:03:57

Launching is possible at Dark Bay. Kokanee are being caught upriver at 45 feet deep. Best colors are orange and pink. Season is getting close to ending. There are spotted bass around the marina and boat docks. Lake is 45% full. Emerald Cove Resort & Marina (530) 692-3200

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Butt Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-07-16 23:01:52

Small pond smelt are plentiful and fish are gorging. Only experienced fly fishers are succeeding. (530) 283-2733    

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Cassel Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2011-11-09 21:34:25

Cassel is on the slow side, no matter the offering. Baum is producing much better.  (530) 335-2381

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Davis (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-10-22 20:40:39

For the fly fishers in boats or float tubes the best areas have been Lightning Tree, Fairview Point, Mosquito Cove, and along Five Tree Point shoreline.  Stripping Jay Fair's Wiggle tails in Olive and Black have been good along with nymphing Chironomid and midge patterns.  Waning Callibaetis hatches have also picked up some fish where there are lots of weeds such as the Mosquito Cove area.  Highly recommended that you use nothing less than 4x leader or tippet here as the takes are aggressive!  As the weeds start to disappear now with the colder temps those trolling hardware have had lots of success with needlefish, kastmasters, wedding rings, and small Dick Nites.  Big Rainbows here as the average is around 18 inches!Guide Ed Dillard (530) 832-6394; JJ’s Grizzly Store (530) 832-0270

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Eagle Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-10-22 20:41:18

Fishing continues to be very good. Trolling 4-6 feet deep has done well but there are trout deeper at 12 to 15 feet below the surface. Find success frolling shallow rock piles on the west side between Christie & Wildcat Point through Lake of the Woods up to Slough Point for the first couple hours then moving out to 35 to 49 feet of water. The trout are still pounding the bait fish but they are also working a fresh spawn of shrimp suspended  over the deeper water.  The fish being caught are healthy and fat and around 2 pounds but there are larger fish over 19-20+ inches and pushing more than 3 pounds coming from the rock piles and shallow ledges.

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Fall River (fresh water river)
Updated 2011-04-28 06:02:20

No reason this shouldn't be a good trout opener option.

Previous Report: 2010-07-21 16:36:36  

Feather River (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-06-11 21:12:25

North Fork of Feather along Highway 70 has good evening action. Yellow sallies, caddis and some stoneflies are present. Fish First (530) 343-8300

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Frenchman (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-10-15 21:34:37

Temperatures have cooled off, but fishing is still hot at Frenchman Lake. Briana Nickelson from Reno caught a 3.27 pound rainbow from the dam.
Bobby and John caught two 18" rainbows at Crystal Point with Power Bait. A couple reportedly caught a 2 ½ pound German brown in the creek. Trollers are doing well with nightcrawlers and dodger flashers. Wiggin’s Outpost  (530) 993-4683

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Frenchman Reservoir (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-04-23 19:15:39

Trout are close to shore and have been biting on worms and marshmallows. Chilcoot and Frenchman campgrounds are open now and hopefully all the campgrounds will be open by this weekend. The docks are in at both boat ramps.  Wiggin’s Outpost  (530) 993-4683

Gold Lake Basin (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-08-27 20:48:02

Trout fishing at Gold Lake and Sardine Lake is rated as fair. (530) 862-1297

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Hat Creek (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-10-22 20:42:09

Fishing on Hat Creek is at its best early, before the sun gets high in the sky and then right at sunset. Sparse hatches of #18-16 baetis and a few PMDs happen in the mornings. October Caddis are coming off near or after sunset. Lower Hat: Rim Rock Ranch (530) 335-7114; The Fly Shop (530) 222-3555

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Pit River (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-10-15 21:36:05

Fishing continues to be great! October Caddis nymphs are working. So are dark colored stonefly patterns like rubber legs, Thurmanator Stones. Midge patterns in black/#18 are a good choice any day. So are #14-18 Pheasant Tail Nymphs! October Caddis are coming off at sunset and anglers are getting hooked up throwing top-water imitations such as Orange Stimulators in #8-10, Potter's Oct Caddis, and Skating October Caddis. The Fly Shop (530) 222-3555

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Sacramento River (Redding) (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-10-22 20:42:39

Releases out of Keswick Reservoir are 4,528 cfs. Fishing has been good this week. King salmon can be found along select sections of river where rainbow trout are munching on eggs. So, bring your orange colored egg patterns and look for shallow waters along the edges of the river. Avoid wading in these areas where salmon are found so you don't crush the eggs just laid by spawning salmon. Steelhead can be found in the river below Anderson River Park. Mostly hatchery-produced versions, they are really, really tough to land especially if you get into a fish going over 5 pounds. The Fly Shop (530) 222-3555

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