Lake Almanor Fish Report

Lake Almanor - CA (Plumas County)

by Steve Carson

Good things are happening at Lake Almanor, reported Doug Neal at Almanor Fishing Adventures. "It's just getting better and better here at Almanor", said Neal. "Surface temps have warmed up, and the fish are active. Bug hatches are everywhere, and the smelt are still going strong.

"We fished along the east shore this morning, released a couple of rainbow, and got three king salmon of around 2.5 pounds each. The salmon hit on still-fished anchovy tails. The rainbows were caught on a trolled Sep's UV raspberry dodger and a threaded nightcrawler. Trolling depth was 35 feet over 50 feet of water.

"A good bite on salmon ranging from 2.3 to 6.5 pounds has been reported in several areas around the lake. Skinny dip beach [east side], Big Springs and the west side were productive. Bait fishing with a variety of offerings including mealworms, half-nightcrawler and anchovy tails with scents like herring, garlic and carp spit.

"Trolling has picked up a little more around the lake as well. Fish are feeding on black leeches from Prattville to Almanor West, and past the point toward the airport flats. From Rec Area 1 to the A-frame, trolling threaded crawlers behind a size 04 silver dodgers."

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