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Shasta Cascade Fishing Report

Week of: 5/25/18


If you would like to contribute to our report, please contact us at pr@shastacascade.org

(Our fishing report is updated as new information becomes available)


Please check 2017-18 freshwater sport fishing regulations and recent Trout Plants:

2017 - 2018 Fishing Regulations and info:

https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/regulations

 Current Planting:  

https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FishPlants/

 

Baum Lake-- Trout action has been good on baits and spinners, while fly fishermen are scoring best on black nymphs.  Lots of 14- to 16-inch rainbows are caught.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Bucks Lake - Fishing opens again on Memorial Day Weekend May 26th, 2018.

-Courtesy of My Outdoor Buddy

 

Eagle Lake-- Fishing opens again on Memorial Day Weekend May 26th, 2018.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Fall River-- The Fall River opens to fishing on the last Saturday in April and remains open through November 15.
The Fall is a spring creek, its flows mostly un-impacted by runoff, running clear and cold consistently almost every day of the season.

-Courtesy of The Fly Shop


Feather River-- Sacramento River, in the Redding area, fishing for Rainbow trout is excellent for both fly fishing and spin fishing. Drifting roe is best bet for catching lots of fish.  We are producing nice size Rainbows, 16 to 20 inches,  with 15 to 35 fish days. Weather in the 70's.  For fly fishing, PMD's and Egg patterns are working well.  Some dry fly fishing in late afternoons. Weather has been prime for catching these beautiful Rainbows, water low and clear.

-Courtesy of Sac River Guide


Frenchman Lake -- Lake is open.  No current report.

 - Courtesy of Goodwin's General Store 


Hat Creek -- Hat Creek opens to fishing on the last Saturday in April and remains open through November 15.

- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

 

Keswick Lake -- Keswick Reservoir is open to fishing year round, and fishes well throughout the year. That said, we've found that the best times of year on Keswick are the winter, spring, and early summer, from November through June. Access on this stretch of water is very limited; our guides utilize jet boats to motor upstream and drift back down.

-Courtesy of The Fly Shop

 

Lake Almanor -- Insects are hatching, and the fish are gorging on bugs.  With all the natural feed in the water, trout have been selective and difficult to catch.  What works one day might not work the next. Anglers have to throw the entire bag at them to get any action going.  Switching from fast trolling speedy shiners at 3 mph to slow trolling 'crawlers at 1 mph and everything in between.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Lake Britton --  Producing fast action crappie fishing, with anglers getting easy limits.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Lake Oroville -- By: Tom Gronwall — Got launched at Lime Saddle about 6:20 am, stopped fishing about right at 10 am. Damn, windy city this am, hate those days as my small boat moves like a kite in the winds. Winds tapered off about 9 am or so. Bite picked up a tad, but water still cool, 56.6 to 57.8 degrees in my travels. Even though the water still not quite right, bit much better today. Picked up 23 spots, best at 16", 1 15", 3-4 14" with most all others 13-13 1/2", and looking slightly fat, getting ready to dump those eggs. Fish are moving in closer to the banks, got a few at 15 feet, most 20-35 feet. Wild guess, 2 more weeks and should get 30 plus fish in the morning.

-Courtesy of Western Bass 

  

Lewiston Lake -- Lewiston remains a good option right now. More Callibaetis will come off when it's sunny. Find the edges of the old river channel and fish that drop off. The dragon fly nymphs are very active right now, so to take a break from fishing midges, try stripping a Brown or Olive Woolley Bugger on an I-Line. Better yet, tie on a Balanced Leech and fish it under an indicator. Brown is a good color on this little reservoir.

-Courtesy of The Fly Shop

 

Lower Sacramento River -- 

The Lower Sacramento River has been fishing very well over the past two weeks.  For those of you who fished the river last year, the high, cloudy conditions in the spring weren't conducive to insect hatches.  This year we are happy to say that the bugs are back!  We've had some great Mother's Day Caddis and Pale Morning Dun mayfly hatches over the past several weeks.  We're also seeing some of the larger Spotted Sedge, summer Caddis flies coming off already.  After a couple of rainy days this week, we expect some great weather and even better fishing.  Now would be a great time to get out.  And for those who like the stretch from the Sundial Bridge down to the Highway 44 bridge, you have anther couple of weeks before it closes until August.

-Courtesy of Sac River Guide

 


Manzanita Lake–  No current report.

-Courtesy of The Fly Shop

 

McCloud Reservoir -- No current report.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


McCloud River - No current report.

-Courtesy of The Fly Shop


Medicine Lake -- No current report.

 -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Pit River - Trout action has been good on Pit #3, with fly fishermen scoring best on black nymphs.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

 

Shasta Lake -- Shasta Lake fishing is fantastic. Trout fishing on Lake Shasta,  catching Brown trout trolling  45  - 60 ft deep, using lures.  Red hot fishing for Brown trout.
Shasta lake already producing huge trout. Fish are averaging 2 to 6 pounds, 15 to 24 inches, with Brown trout up to 10 pounds now and even larger. Picking up Rainbow trout and salmon, trolling  60 to 80 ft deep. Awesome fishing on Lake Shasta. Great for the whole family. Fishing Daily. For Bass fishing, focusing on coves, using Ricos and Poppers have been the best on the Pit Arm. Worms are still working well also. This lake can be difficult to catch fish if you don't know where to go, let the pros show you. The Sac River Guide team  produces amazing fish! Summer months are excellent fishing months.  Lake Shasta has the best action for every level
of fisherman. Great for the kids and families. Fully covered, huge jet boats, and we are fishing 7 days a week.

 -Courtesy of Sac River Guide


Siskiyou Lake -- Fishing is slow.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Trinity Lake -- On days when the anglers can get out the fishing is fair for bass on Ned rigs and Kitech swinbaits.  Trout fishing has been good most days with rainbows showing well at the mouths of in-flowing creeks.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

 

Trinity River -- The Trinity River flows are 100 CFS and steady.  The Trinity River fishing for steelhead is up and down, water is fluctuating.  Number of fish will vary on this river.
Call ahead for current report. We are spin fishing and fly fishing. Call us today to book 1800-670-4448.

-Courtesy of Sac River Guide

 

Whiskeytown Lake-- Lake is almost to full pool, but has a foot or so to go.  It's fishing ok some days, but it's far from the lights-out kokanee fishing usually seen this time of the year.  The water is 63 degrees on the surface, though  and after it settles down during it's full stage, the kokanee fishing should really pick up.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


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