Eagle Lake trout a challenge

Eagle Lake - Susanville, CA (Lassen County)

by Nor Cal Fish Reports

Water temps are 52 to 54 degrees and dropping. NOAA predicts some stormy weather patterns this week. Wind direction becomes critical for shore fishing, fly fishing and using small boats, kayaks or float tubes. As a note for fly fishermen/women walking the shoreline and wading: First, fish the water before you walk in it. I pulled two nice trout out of a shallow gravel bar 5 feet from shore 5 minutes after a guy walked right by them getting to a better point. Since the storm early last week the lake has been pretty calm. By Friday (when the barometer began dropping like a rock) the fishing got tougher. Limits were caught but folks worked for them. Fly fishing was relatively productive where releasing 4 to 6 nice trout was a good day for those limited by float tubes or walking…..double digits were easy before that. The fish foraging along the shoreline have been feeding on a plethora of different critters. Mostly shrimp, scuds, snails and small leeches on the west side, scuds, minnow patterns and leeches on the east side. Trollers still hitting limits on top, but we have also see some fish caught a little deeper. Cover the bases but our most active early AM bite remains in the upper 10 feet of the water column. www.eaglelakefishing.net

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for Thursday, November 19th, 2015

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Lake Camanche: Trout coming on at Camanche
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Chesbro Reservoir: Bass prospects fair at Chesbro
Clear Lake: Clear Lake pausing
Collins Lake: Collins trout biting
Coyote Lake: Crank at Coyote
Davis Lake: Slow and cold at Davis
Del Valle Lake: Trout bite emerging at Del Valle
Lafayette Reservoir: Lafayette trout willing
Lopez Lake : Slow at Lopez
Los Vaqueros Reservoir: LV stuffed with trout
Bon Tempe Reservoir: Both Mt. Tam lakes planted
Lake Oroville: Oroville bass biting
Pyramid Lake: Pyramid bite fair
Quarry Lakes: Trout biting at Quarry Lakes
San Luis Reservoir: San Luis Forebay hot
Santa Margarita Lake: Some crappie at Santa Margarita
Shasta Lake: Bass action varied at Shasta
Eel River: Eel still closed
Feather River: Salmon low, steelhead high on Feather
Klamath River - Upper - CA: Upper Klamath steelhead biting
Napa River: Napa striper bite hot
Sacramento River: Winter run salmon hooked in Knights Landing
Smith River: Smith salmon bite wide open
Trinity River: Steelhead hitting on Trinity
Walker River - East Fork (CA): Walkers low and cold
Sacramento Delta: Stripers near Antioch
: Stripers biting, few salmon in Benicia
Discovery Bay: Big bass landed in Disco Bay
Sacramento Delta: Bass numbers solid in Franks Tract
Sacramento Delta: Pittsburg anglers getting bass
Sacramento Delta: Rio Vista striper bite decent
Sacramento Delta: Middle, Old River hold striper
: No slowing Monterey cod bite
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: Halibut, stripers in San Pablo Bay

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