Eagle Lake Fishing Report 12/2/20

Eagle Lake - Susanville, CA (Lassen County)

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Big Daddy Guide Service

by Big Daddy

My Fall fishing season (October - November) at Eagle Lake wrapped up the day before Thanksgiving and what a ride it was. A big Thank You to all of my fantastic clients that came on board at Eagle Lake this year. Overall,  this season featured some premium Fall trout action for the famed Eagle Lake Rainbows, with both the quantity and quality bringing smiles to faces. Conditions this Fall up at Eagle were generally mild, however, there were a few  little bumps in the weather that brought some rain, snow and wind to the lake, sometimes making conditions tough to fish. That said, any precipitation is welcomed at this high desert beauty. This year, as in years past, I ran both fly trolling as well as fly casting trips, with both methods yielding fantastic results on some amazing fish. Eagle Lake has long held the title as a Fall destination for trout enthusiasts and it continues to this day. Deep bodied, hard charging, no quit, big tails, thick and powerful are just a few of the traits that all come together in these fish, then add cold water and an inherent desire to feed up aggressively going intro winter and you have a magical combination that is sure to please any trout angler. This year I also had the opportunity to assist a number of anglers in their quest for the California Heritage Trout Challenge and the Western Native Trout Challenge as the Eagle Lake Rainbow Trout caught in its native waters of Eagle Lake qualifies for both. These programs are extremely cool and if you have not heard about them I encourage you to follow the links above and learn more. Of course, per the usual, the fishing was red hot as I was leaving and continues to be great right now for both boat and shore based anglers. A word of caution, if you are planning a late season trip to Eagle Lake, watch the road conditions as many area roads can be slick and icy this time of year and for the boaters, the dock at the low water ramp is due to be pulled anytime. (generally around December 1) If you would like to get in on this action at Eagle Lake please visit the Reservations Page. Fall 2021 will be here before you know it and I am already filling dates. For me it is back to Lake Almanor to finish up this 2020 fishing season. Tight Lines

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