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Almanor (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-10-01 20:51:57

Lake levels continue to drop. However ramps are still very usable. Strong afternoon winds have really stirred the lake up reducing clarity, especially the west side Also, the lake has “rolled over” and clarity has been reduced even more.

The better fish caught the past week have all come off baits  suspended 5 to 8 feet off the bottom. Bait fishermen have reported the best action working areas closer to springs this past week. If you must troll, Dodgers or Flashers may help when clarity is as poor as it is right now.

Crickets mealworm combos, Nightcrawlers and even salmon eggs have been the top producers with reports of rainbows and browns from 16 inches to 5 pounds.  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 2014-09-17 19:36:12

No changes this week since conditions have remained essentially the same. Fishing is almost always good at Baum Lake. Water conditions are great. Expect to find productive angling on Baum through the remaining weeks of summer. This destination fishes its best in the winter through spring.

Baum Lake is fishing best in the morning hours, before the sun is positioned high, and then again near sunset. 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 2014-10-01 20:52:28

The surface temperature 60 degrees and the lake is 53% full. Fishing is still slow. Fly fishers are starting to get better action at Jenkins. Mallards is the best spot for shore fishing. Guide Ed Dillard (530) 832-6394; JJ’s Grizzly Store (530) 832-0270

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Eagle Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-10-01 20:52:56

Trollers continue to do well in spite of changing weather. Best action comes trolling 4 to 6 feet deep over all depths of water. As the lake temp dropped last week, trout moved into shallower water (6 to 12 feet) around Shrimp Island and staying there for a couple hours before moving out. They were liking minnow imitations, watermelon grubs and brown leech patterns.

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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 2014-09-24 16:42:25

Fall fishing is getting off to a great start. Don from Graeagle caught two 18 to 20 inch rainbows from his kayak while trolling flashers and powerbait.  While he was fishing he saw 3 fly fishermen catching some nice sized rainbows near Frenchman boat launch. Mitch from Reno, a regular at Frenchman Lake and often mentioned in this fishing report, caught 4 rainbows totaling 9 lbs (1 fish weighed 3.07 lbs!).  He was  bank fishing from the dam with nightcrawlers. 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 2014-10-01 20:53:30

Fishing on Hat Creek is at its best early, before the sun gets high in the sky and then right at sunset. It's still a little early, but have a couple October Caddis dries with you at Sunset. It won't be long before those orange bugs start coming off the water. Small dark colored nymphs in #18-22 are the top bug early, but you can get fish to chase after a dun imitation near sunset too. Lower Hat: Rim Rock Ranch (530) 335-7114; The Fly Shop (530) 222-3555

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Pit River (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-10-01 20:54:37

Rainbows are still hitting Isonychia patterns/imitations and October caddis nymphs. A good fly to throw this week is a #10 Black A.P. or a black #6 rubber legs. Any of the October caddis nymphs found in the nymph list will do! Don't discount small midge patterns in #18. September is a great month on the Pit. Expect good fishing through October. The Fly Shop (530) 222-3555

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Sacramento River (Redding) (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-10-01 20:55:05

Releases out of Keswick Reservoir are 4,737 cfs. The fishing has been good most days. A few very good days are in the mix. And then, it can be tough like it was yesterday...but the flies must be kept in the water in order to catch fish. The fall run of King Salmon are starting to trickle in signaling the beginning of the "egg-bite" lasting through most of December. The Fly Shop (530) 222-3555

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