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Almanor Fishing Report

Lake Almanor Fish Report
The Almanor Fishing Association
P.O. Box 1938
Chester, California 96020

Nov 19, 2017

Written By John

We continue to enjoy mild fall weather, with more rain than snow. This past Wednesday we received over 2 inches of rain and added another ½ inch Thursday morning, on Thursday the super ditch was just flowing, won’t last long but had a good flow for November and hopefully a good start to another wet winter. Our forecast for Thanksgiving week is more mild, wet weather with lows in the thirties and high ranging from the low 50’s to a predicted high of 63 on Wednesday. Unseasonably warm which could make for great fishing conditions.  

Boat traffic remains light with the majority of the fishing pressure taking place on the South end of the lake. Bank and fly fishermen are targeting fish in the coves, catching fish on inflated crawlers, power bait and a variety of fly patterns (midges, wiggle tails and woolly buggers are all producing fish).

Water temp is hovering around 50 degree’s, starting out in the high 40’s and reaching a high of 51.8 on Saturday. Roadways are all clear with no delays and while it will be wet this week we are not expecting any snow.

We sat out last week’s storms, we did fish three days and caught fish fast trolling hardware in water between 12 and 30’ deep fishing between 5 and 20’ deep. Like most other boats fast trolling on Almanor Red/Gold was our top producer with Red dot frog a close second.  

Water, road and weather conditions all look good for the next week or so, won’t last much longer, if you want to fish Almanor again (or for the first time) in 2017 this might be your last chance.

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