Great fishing is happening at Baum Lake!

Baum Lake - Cassel, CA (Shasta County)


by The Fly Shop
12-28-2011
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Current Lake Conditions:
Great fishing is happening on Baum this week. We have heard some awesome reports from a few anglers fishing on this spring creek like lake.

Best flies have been midge patterns in black, #16 Micro Mayflies in black and or brown, #18 Red Copper Johns, and when the skies are cloudy, the BWO come off and the dry fly fishing can be great!

Road Conditions:
No road restrictions for this area yet! Pay attention to the weather this week!

The Fly Shop's  Tips:
Suspend nymphs like #16-18 Micro Mays under big brushy dry flies, like a Stimulator or Royal Wulf. Suspend your nymphs about 18-24". If using an indicator to suspend nymphs, select a small indicator! Fishing an Intermediate sinking line with a Damsel nymph or small PT nymph can produce a bent fly rod. The key is SLOW strips! Nothing in Baum Lake is moving fast at this time of year. The water is clear, so the fish have lots of visibility. Use lighter, longer leaders. Delicate presentations will produce more strikes. At times attractor nymphs under indicators works really well, especially where there is current. Baum Lake is an ideal fishing destination for pontoon boats, float tubes and small prams.

Still Water Fact:
Baum Lake is named after world renowned hydro electric pioneer Frank Baum. 1870-1932.

Flies:

Nymphs:

• Red Copper John #14-18
• BH Half-Flashback PT #18-20
• Beaded Zebra Midge #18-20
• Mercer's Gidget
• Micro Mays Olive #16-18
• Zebra Midge #16-20
• Chromie #18
• Frostbite Midge #18

Streamers/Leeches:
• Jay Fair's Wiggle Tail
• Beaded Micro Buggers
• Double Bunny

Dries:
• Air Flow Cut Wing #20
• Adams #18-20
• Mercer's Missing Link #14-18
• Light Cahill #18
• Griffiths Gnat #20
• Norman's Loop Wing BWO


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