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Fishing Report

Week of: February 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 -- The lake continues to produce some fair to good action for fly fishermen using midges, Woolly Buggers and baetis flies.

 -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Bucks Lake -- Marina is closed for the season.

 -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Eagle Lake –  Season is closed until spring trout opener.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Fall River -- Season is closed until spring.  


Hat Creek  -- Season is closed until spring.  

Manzanita Lake –  Snow and icy conditions. 

-Courtesy of The Fly Shop


Lake Almanor -- The trout bite finally perked up on trolled Rapala lures, but water continues to por into the lake and visibility of the lake is poor.  Brown and rainbow trout are being caught with browns over 5 pounds.

 -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

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


Lake Siskiyou -- No reports due to snow and ice.

 -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Lewiston Lake -- No anglers out due to muddy/green water conditions.


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

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

McCloud River - Season ended November 15.

Medicine Lake -- Heavy snow, few anglers.


-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Pit River - At flood stage in the Canby are, no fishing is being reported in lower areas by John Dietz at the Fly Shop in Redding.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Trout fishing below Keswick Dam remains good for fly fishermen using Caddis bird's nests or cinnamon pupas.

 -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Shasta Lake  -- The lake level rose quickly this week and is now only 6 feet from being full, but dam releases are high.  Bass fishing has been erratic with the better catches made on swimbaits, Senkos and tubes in clear water areas in the backs of coves.

 -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

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

 -Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Trinity Lake -- A few spotted bass catches have been reported but not many anglers are out.  Lake is only about 65% full, and boat launching has improved at the dam area marina.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Trinity River -- The steelhead are starting arrive. Water level is at 300 CFS this week. The Late Fall and Winter months are best for steelhead fishing. Conditions during steelhead season are much colder, so layer up, and get ready to catch those beautiful, giant steelhead! 

-Courtesy of Sac River Guide


Whiskeytown Lake -- Not much bass action reported here with few anglers out.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Guides, Reports, Gear, Forecasts, Flows:

Marble Mountain Guest Ranch


Phil's Propeller

Sac River Guide

Ted Fay Fly Shop

The Fly Shop

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