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Almanor Fishing Report


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

Dec 17, 2017

Written By John

Still no significant weather in our forecast, we will see some snow on Tuesday night into Wednesday, NOAA is predicting less than an inch. An inch is not enough to help with water levels it is however an adequate amount to make travel treacherous. Highs will be in the 30’s and lows in the teens, our roads will be slick!

Parts of the lake are beginning to ice over as water temps continue to drop. I fished the north end of the lake on Tuesday and found the surface temp in Goose Bay at 40.1 degrees. There was no sign of any fish activity north of Rec #2. We were fly fishing and ended up finally finding fish South of Rocky Point in the coves. We managed to catch a half dozen smaller fish on Olive and Rust colored flies. There is not much boat activity on the lake, most of the fishermen are targeting fish from shore and in smaller boats in the coves around canyon dam. The fish will continue to migrate to the south end of the lake as water temps drop.

We still have not seen fish stacking up in the coves like we have in past years which is concerning for this time of year. Fish are constantly moving in and of the coves and you have to let them settle down after catching a few as they become skittish. The majority of the fish being caught are smaller 12-15” class and most are Rainbows, hopefully this weather pattern turns and some bigger fish move in. Floated crawler’s and power bait are producing a few fish for bank fishermen.


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