Go deep for Eagle Lake trout

Eagle Lake - Susanville, CA (Lassen County)

by Courtesy of MyOutdoorBuddy

The big spring was pumping out enough cold water to hold a surface temp of 61 degrees. It’s generally found south of Miners Point and between Shrimp Island and Eagle’s Nest both north and south. The thermolclines are tightening up and the trout are dropping down. Find trout trolling between 25 and 35feet and as deep as 38feet when hot and calm. Rarely will we find trout below 40’ where the dissolved oxygen is too low to sustain a trout. This time of year is when the trout can be caught readily by bait fishing under slip bobbers. No matter whether you’re trolling or bait fishing, it’s about the depth. That can change every day but remains between 25 and 35 feet deep as a rule. www.eaglelakefishing.net

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