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Almanor (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-08-27 20:45:05

Surface temps are 69 degrees in the morning and slowly climbing near 72 degrees by midday. Fishing pressure has been light. There are still trout in the Hamilton Branch.The trolling bite has been just ok while the suspended baits and jigging bite continue to be the top producers of quality fish. Trolling lanes in some of the well know spots like Rocky Point Canyon Dam, Big Springs, A-Frame, are reporting a few decent fish, however guys are fishing longer and working harder for them. But really the best fish this week came off suspended baits, and jigs. 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 2014-06-25 21:35:09

Baum Lake is fishing best in the AM 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. Perfect. It definitely doesn't suck that there's a fish hatchery right there either. Yeah, fish are introduced into Baum regularly. 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 2014-08-27 20:46:07

Kokanee bite remains good. Trolling for trout has slowed. Water temps are starting to cool. Sandy Point launch ramp isn’t good for big boats. Go to Lake Shore. (530) 283-2733

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Bullard's Bar (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-03-26 21:51:54

Spotted bass in the six to seven pound range are being caught, but anglers hoping for the elusive 10 pounder have been stymied. 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 2014-08-27 20:46:37

Fishing remains slow. Water is low (57% full) and warm (water temp is 68 degrees). Guide Ed Dillard (530) 832-6394; (530) 832-0270

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Eagle Lake (fresh water lake)
Updated 2014-08-27 20:47:25

There has been a change since surface temps remain below 70 degrees. Anglers went from catching tons of trout at 24 to 32 feet deep to catching more in the upper 5 feet of the water column in a matter of three days. The surface temps dropped last week to 67 on the west side and 68’s on the east side and has gotten the attention of some of the trout.  Nearly every trout, caught the last two days was about 5 feet deep trolling. Brown or cinnamon leech trolling flies were still hot, but by Sunday the trout were on fluorescent orange (Jay Fair’s Hot Orange) ruled the top water bite.  The trout are still out in deep water but the active bite has come up the water column. My partner & I ran lures at all levels and the deepest solo fish was at 18 feet The best lures for us were orange (red prism) Needlefish, small #1 black/pearl was hot after sunrise and Speedy Shiners all trolled between 2.5 and 2.8 mph. We ran the trolling flies pretty fast too and they still got hammered. But the trolling flies in the upper 5 feet of water 35 to 60+ ft deep was where the fish were. Fishing is productive just north of the jetty at Eagle Lake Marina and trolling toward the springs and Eagle’s Nest. Stay well out towards the middle of the lake.


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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 2014-07-16 23:07:31

The fishing continues to be good at Frenchman Lake.
The warmer weather we have been having lately has made the fish go deeper.  Try floating nightcrawlers off the bottom.  Powerbait - rainbow, chartreause or sping green, has also been working very well. Bank fishing has been good at the dam as well as at Spring Creek.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 2014-06-25 21:37:29

Golden stones are on the menu this week. Expect to find ovipositing adults near sunset. A great way to fish Hat this week is with a big yellow Stimulator suspending a #18 black Micro Mayfly.

Smaller, darker dry flies can work in the early AM hours.

Lower Hat: Rim Rock Ranch (530) 335-7114; The Fly Shop (530) 222-3555

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Pit River (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-07-30 18:59:09

The Pit River is a great choice any time, any day. Best fishing has been in Pit #3, but don't discount the waters in #4, #5. You will do best high sticking and short lining the fast slots, drops and pockets. Look for areas where water is squeezed and put your nymphs down fast and deep. That means 1 to 3 SSG split shot.The Fly Shop (530) 222-3555

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Sacramento River (Redding) (fresh water river)
Updated 2014-08-27 20:48:48

River is 7,750 cfs. Flows are slowly decreasing. Trout fishing has been good, not great. Afternoon and evening are better than mornings. PMD nymphs (#16 and #18). The Fly Shop (530) 222-3555

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