The Bite on Eagle Lake Keeps Getting Better

Eagle Lake - Susanville, CA (Lassen County)

by Tim Noxon

Fish Traveler Guide Service
Eagle Lake Fishing Report

The bite has gotten better and better this last week as the Eagle Lake Trout are keying on and gorging on Tui Chub Minnows that have moved out into the main body of the lake. Even though the surface temperature is hovering around 70 degrees, we are consistently catching fish on baits trolled at 7 feet deep. We are landing limits most days. The fish are big too. Today's four fish limit {for two} weighed in at 14 lbs, 5 ozs. 

Grubs, spoons, flies, and even worms will catch these trout. I have been running 4 rods on downriggers, two at 7 feet, the other two I move constantly between 10 and 22 feet. We are catching fish on all four rods, but twice as many fish at 7 feet deep. 

Look for groups of grebes and pelicans to show you where the minnows are. The trout will be under the minnow schools, AND you will see them "busting" the surface as they scoop up minnows. We are trolling fairly slow at 1.5 mph. I see many boats go right by the birds and set up out in the middle of the lake where there is no bird activity?? Pay attention to what is right in front of you. The birds are there, the trout are rising, and the minnows {if you look over the side} are thick. This "minnow" bite is just getting started and should last a few weeks. 

If you want to book a guided fishing trip, need a current fishing report, or help with lodging, give me a call. We are always happy to help out.

Tim Noxon
Fishtraveler Guide Service
Eagle Lake, CA
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