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Almanor (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-09-17 19:35:47

The trolling bite has picked up a bit, especially in the east basin. Big fish have have been chasing fast action lures like Speedy Shiners and Needlefish.
Mostly Rainbows, some small and some bigger, like 3 to 4 pounds and up to 23 inches long, These larger fish have been providing some great battles. The real bite has been developing deeper into the morning, our best fish started coming after 8:30 am as sunshine turned the water to a sparkling blue. I would expect that bite to push into the late morning, and early afternoon, as that moon phase is still big, but waning. Trolling lanes in some of the well known areas like Rocky Point, Canyon Dam, Big Springs, Rec.1,  A-Frame, are reporting a few more decent fish. That great bite has slowed inside the Hamilton Branch. Fish are still in there, however that flow down the Hamilton Branch isn't much more that a big trickle, and the powerhouse is shut down. 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 2014-09-10 18:03:34

Trolling results are so-so. A few kokanee are being caught. Lake is being lowered. (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 2014-09-17 19:38:12

Fly fishers at Jenkins Point are getting trout beyond the weed line. Bait fishing in Mallard Cove is a struggle. Put in some time and get trout to 19 inches. Very little pressure. Guide Ed Dillard (530) 832-6394; (530) 832-0270

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Eagle Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-09-17 19:38:36

The fishing has been excellent but there are days you have to locate the fish. There is a lot of movement from day to day right now. It is a matter of finding the larger concentrations of minnows. Watch the grebes and pelicans. The east side from Camp Ron McD to Eagles Nest is still holding fish. Some days they are closer to shore than others so make circles in and out to find them and locate the birds. The minnows are moving daily.

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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 2014-09-10 18:05:34

Fishing continues to be good at Frenchman Lake.
Walter Jones from Reno caught his limit of rainbows while fishing from his boat at Crystal Point.  The fish measured between 15 and 19 inches each.  rollers do best with flashers dragging a nightcrawler, or try wooly worms or Rooster Tails of various colors.
Bank fishing has been good at the dam and at Big Cove. 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 2014-09-17 19:39:17

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.

PMDs in #18 are the top bug early, but you can get fish to chase after a dun imitation near sunset too. You will find the most consistent fishing/hook-ups near the Power House #2 riffle. Bigger fish can found hunting the flats at sun up and near sun down. Lower Hat: Rim Rock Ranch (530) 335-7114; The Fly Shop (530) 222-3555

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Pit River (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-09-10 18:06:30

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

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Sacramento River (Redding) (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-09-17 19:39:48

Releases out of Keswick Reservoir are 5,471 cfs. The fishing has been good to very good over the past two weeks. #4 Brown Rubber Legs and small brown #18 mayfly patterns like Hogan's S&M, Mercer's Micro Mayfly are solid patterns. Dry fly fishing really isn't happening, but if you stick around near riffles and shallow water until sundown, you might find a few fish sipping off the surface, eating #18 cream colored mayflies. The Fly Shop (530) 222-3555

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