P.O. Box 1938
Chester, California 96020
Nov 3, 2017
Written By John
Fall fishing has been tough, the warm weather and calm lake over the past 10 days made for challenging conditions. We are finally going to get some weather this weekend with rain, wind, snow and temps dropping into the teens. I doubt we will see another flat 70 degree day on Almanor until next spring.
Some friends caught fish in Geritol and Keddie Coves this past week floating crawlers and power bait. In three days of fishing they landed five good fish and a dozen smaller guys. They landed one Brown and the rest were rainbows. Fly fishermen are also picking up a few fish in the coves, for up to date fly fishing reports and patterns contact Tom at the Lake Almanor Fly Fishing Company 530-258-3944.
On Thursday with an approaching front we had a tough bite hooking 5 fish and landing four, our fish were caught trolling hardware 2.7 MPH in 12-25’ of water fishing in the top 15’ of water. We fished from the tip of the Peninsula to Goose Island covering the majority of the shoreline. A long day for four fish, the fish we cleaned were full of insects. We haven’t spotted any large schools of pond smelt in a few weeks.
The USFS public boat ramp in Canyon Dam is open year round; the dock at the USFS public ramp North of Prattville is currently in place and will be removed any day now. Will post removal as soon as I confirm.
There is a winter storm warning in effect through Sunday night for Plumas County, our weather is turning, I will attempt to keep you updated on conditions, please feel free to contact us @ 530-284-0861 for up to date weather and road conditions.
The road construction on Highway 36 west of Mineral is almost complete there may be some minor delays. If traveling on 36 from the 5 you will drive over Morgan summit which is 5,700’ in elevation, pretty sure chains will be required on the pass this weekend.