Don't be late at Eagle Lake

Eagle Lake - Susanville, CA (Lassen County)

by Courtesy of MyOutdoorBuddy

The best bite has been the early one, after that, we have been working for them, but still getting them. Once the sun has been on the water for a short while, the lake has been fishing tough for the average angler. Every day has differed somewhat. On tough days I have gone to very passive trolling flies such as dark brown leeches and tui chub minnow patterns and trolled slow bouncing the bottom in 15 to 25 feet of water. Even later in the morning I have found a few lingering, but all down on the bottom. The trout are very scattered right now but most of our catching out over the deeper water off Lake of the Woods (35 to 50+ft) has been around 15 feet, no matter what we see on the scope.

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