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Fishing Report

Week of: April 17, 2017

Please check the 2016-17 freshwater sport fishing regulations and recent Trout Plants:

2016 - 2017 Fishing Regulations and info: 


 Current Planting: 



Baum Lake -- Trout fishing continues to be fair for fly fishing and those bait fishing from shore with Power Baits and nightcrawlers.

 -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Burney Creek

Bucks Lake -- Marina is closed for the season.

 -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Eagle Lake –  Fishing season begins Memorial Day Weekend: May 27, 2017

Fall River -- The Fall River opens to fishing on the last Saturday in April and remains open through November 15.  

- The Fly Shop

Feather River -- The Feather River is producing some striped bass now. Using live bait is best bet for these tough fighting fish. They are quite feisty so they are lots of fun to fish for and catch. Lots of fish hitting and brought home some nice fish! Ranging in size from 2 pound to 6 pound bass.

-Courtesy of Sac River Guide

Frenchman's Lake

Hat Creek  -- Season is closed until spring.  


Keswick Lake -- Suspending Bird's Nests, midge patterns and Pseudo Mays under indicators will work well. Suspended your nymphs under an indicator. Use BB shot to sink your nymphs when fishing the edges of the swirly water found in the upper reservoir. Look for the fish in the slower swirls along the edges above Crystal Creek. The key is moving up into the moving water section of Keswick. Fishing the eddies next to the banks, between boulders, where it's shallow can be productive. Stay low Fishing a Deep-7 on a 7-weight fly rod, stripping buggers has been productive.

- The Fly Shop

Klamath River

Lake Almanor -- Some trout anglers fared well, trolling Rapala lures all over the lake.  Weather was bad again most days.  Only boat ramp open is at Canyon Dam.

 -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Lake Britton

Lake Davis

Lake Oroville -- The Afterbay has been slow but the action is steady at Lake Oroville for bass at around 30 feet using jigs, shaky head, dart head and drop shot worms. Also there has been a wide open bite on 10-12 inch land-locked Coho Salmon on just about any offering with minnows a good bet. With the Coho bite being so active using swimbaits for bass may entice a big one to bite. It just might be worth a try.

 -Courtesy of MyOutdoorBuddy.com

Lewiston Lake -- Trout fishing has been fair with trolled Needlefish lures, pink Power Bait from shore, or nymphing by fly fishermen.


Sacramento River striped bass fishing will get going this month. Picking up a few bass now. Spring is the best time to catch these feisty fish

 -Courtesy of Sac River Guide


Manzanita Lake –  Snow and icy conditions. 

-Courtesy of The Fly Shop


McCloud Reservoir -- No reports available due to snowy conditions.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

McCloud River - Season ended November 15.

Medicine Lake -- Heavy snow, few anglers.

 -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Pit River - Still not much action due to high water.  A few trout catches reproted in sections 3 and 4.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Shasta Lake  -- Picking up spotted bass. Bass fishing is great, using tube worms and spinner baits are producing the most fish, focusing on the coves and shoreline. Starting to catch Rainbow trout, main body of lake. Catching a few really nice size Brown trout. We are moving into Trout and Salmon fishing time on Lake Shasta.  The lake's water level is near full.

 -Courtesy of SacRiverGuide.com

Siskiyou Lake  -- Snow and icy roads still limit access to the lake.

 -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Trinity Lake -- Trout action is fair off the mouths of running tributaries on Power Bait.  Kastmasters and other trolled rigs.  Bass fishing success remains low.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Trinity River -- The Trinity River flows are 300 CFS. We are back on the river this week. Steelhead fishing is fair to good. Fishing above Junction City.  Prime months for steelhead fishing are October to February. (Note from Shasta Cascade: Be aware of high/fast flows as trinity lake releases more water now)

-Courtesy of Sac River Guide


Upper Sacramento River

Whiskeytown Lake -- Whiskeytown Kokanee Salmon Fishing has begun. We are hitting the water! March is the beginning of lake fishing time. Starting to pick up kokanees now. Using bait and lures.  Spring and Summer for great salmon fishing on Whiskeytown Lake. Great for the whole family.

-Courtesy of Sac River Guide

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