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Almanor Fishing Report


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

Jan 14, 2018

Written By John

Mild weather continues to be the theme here on Almanor. All of what little snow we had at lake level is gone, the past storm that dropped over three inches of rain in the Valley had negligible impact up here. We are looking at some rain earl this week changing to snow later in the week. As nice as its been to fish in 45-50 degree weather we need a change and more importantly snow.

I fished two days this past week fishing with my son, granddaughter and friend Robert Harvey on Friday and we hooked five fish, getting four to the net one nice Brown, one good Bow and two smaller bows. We caught our fish fast trolling speedy shiners along the East Shore from the dam up to Dorado. Tried to replicate our limited success on Saturday and had one grab in six hours of fishing. On Saturday we fished the East Shore, the Peninsula to Big Cove and Rec#2 all the way up past Bailey Creek. While it was a beautiful calm day on the water it was very frustrating. Our screen was void of bait and fish for most of the day. Water temp continues to hover around the 42-degree mark, the ice that was starting to form on the North end of the lake is gone.

Bank and fly fishermen are still catching planters in the coves, CF&W planted catchable Browns and Rainbows over the past few months and they continue to hang out around Canyon Dam. Both are fat healthy fish and eager to eat. They are getting lots of pressure and while they make for easy limits they are fresh from the hatchery and don’t make for good table faire. They are the future of our fishery.

Roads are clear, boat pressure is light, weather may be an issue this coming week.

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