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Shasta Cascade Fishing Report

Week of: 9/7/18

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

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Baum Lake-- Good trout action reported on floating baits.  Fly fishermen still doing very well on midges and damsel nymphs.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Bucks Lake - Fishing remains slow with few anglers out.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Eagle Lake-- Trout fishing has been good with lots of 3 and 4 pounders caught on lures and flies, with most anglers trolling lure about 10 feet deep in areas 30 to 40 feet deep.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Fall River-- Trout fishing is good for fly fishermen on dry and wet flies.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Feather River-- Raith Heryford of RH Guide Service said, “It’s like the old days on the Feather as the action is the best I have seen in a long time. There are fish taken from the banks off of Star Bend, Yuba City, and Nicholas with Blue Fox spinners. I have been scoring limits on every trip with the Brad’s Cut plug in anything green – green/silver or Dragonfly. You have to have a Dragonfly in the boat at all times. The one-fish limit is working out fine, and one of my clients took home two fillets that wouldn’t fit in a gallon freezer bag from a 27-pound salmon. I haven’t seen it like this, and both the Sacramento and Feather River are loaded with fish.”

-Courtesy of USA Fishing

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

 - Courtesy of Goodwin's General Store 

Hat Creek --  Tiny flies producing trout action for fly anglers.

- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Keswick Lake -- Shut down due to Carr Fire.

-Courtesy of Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association


Lake Almanor -- Slow and deep continues to be the theme with pond smelt imitations and nightcrawlers producing fish.  Fishermen are targeting Big Springs to Dorado, Big Cove to Rec #1 and the East shore staying in water 50-plus feet deep.  Anglers continue to catch more small trout than large and the bite is anything but red hot.  Anglers have to put time in to get quality fish. 

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

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

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Lake Oroville -- Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 - Tom Gronwall

Decent fishing today. Got launched at 5:30 am, stopped fishing right at 9:30 am. Fished the point at the end of the boat dock first, and picked up 14 spots, spent 1 1/4 hours working back and forth. No giants, but all decent 13 to 13 1/2" fish. Remember, catch a fish, stay on the location, working it, as so many times the spots are schooled up. Second stop, nothing!! held fish last week. Third location gave up 9 fish, and a little better size with one 15", one 14 1/2", one 14" and the rest 13 1/2" for a total of 23 spots. Seems better fish are coming around as the water cooled down to 78.5 degrees. Just about all fish hooked right at 30-35 foot mark. Hardly any breeze this am, making for easy boat holding on location. Wild guess, but figure Lime Saddle has 7 weeks left before running out of ramp water. Lake dropped 25 feet last month, only 48.39 feet of water left before ramp closes at 712 feet.

-Courtesy of Western Bass 


Lewiston Lake -- Marina is now open again and trout fishing has been good, with a few lunkers caught.

-Courtesy of The Fly Shop


Lower Sacramento River -- 

Salmon are showing more and more in corning ive been picking up some good fish one day bait one day lures traffic is starting so weekdays would be better for less pressure.

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-Courtesy of


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 - Fly fishermen scoring well for small trout on nymphs.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Shasta Lake -- Trout are still deep, 50 to 60 feet down, but trollers can still get a few. Bass fishing remains good on dropshots and spoons fished off the points.  Arbuckle Flats in the Pit Arm has been a hotspot for bass averaging about 2 pounds with an occasional 4 pounder.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Siskiyou Lake -- Air quality is improving in the area, but expect smoky conditions.

-Courtesy of Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association

Trinity Lake -- Trout and bass fishing is slow to fair with few anglers out on the lake, but trout fishing is fair to good on the river below the lake.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News


Trinity River -- Some bass action reported off points, but most fishermen seem to be after steelhead on the river below the lake.

-Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

Whiskeytown Lake-- Only day use, and few areas open on the lake.  People coming into the California Welcome Center - Anderson have been catching kokanee.

-Courtesy of Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association

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