Almanor Fishing Report


Dec. 16, 2018

With a series of warmer storms dropping rain instead of our usual December snows, water level increased slightly this past week. Water temps continue to hover in the low to mid-forties. Boating pressure remains light. As is typical this time of year we have seen an increase in shore fishing between the dam and Rocky Point. The majority of the fish being caught are small with an occasional larger fish thrown in the mix.

We fished this past Tuesday and caught two nice Rainbows past Rec#2 in 20-25 feet of water trolling speedy shiners at 2.5-3 mph. We picked up, headed to Big Springs and fished  south past Hamilton Branch without a grab. We picked up ad headed to the Willows just north of Dorado and fished south past Lake Cove picking up a half dozen fish along that run. We finished up with seven fish the largest a 3 plus pound brown. We also caught two smaller browns as well. Red/gold and red dot frog were our top producers fished in the top 15’.

I spent most of yesterday with Kevin Guess searching for fish from shore with our fly rod’s. We fished Rocky Point campground, roadside cove , Keddie, Geritol, and three areas on the east shore where springs enter Almanor. We could only find smaller fish in our travels.
W are expecting a storm this afternoon that could drop an inch and a half of rain, the remainder of the week is calling for slight chances of rain.

All roads leading to Almanor are open and clear as is the Canyon Dam boat ramp.



The Almanor Fishing Association

P.O. Box 1938
Chester, California 96020


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