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Fishing at Lake Almanor, CA

About Lake Almanor Lake Almanor, in California, is a beautiful place for family’s to enjoy camping, trophy fishing, boating and water sports, hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing, and more. It is the 8th largest lake in California, so it has plenty of space to roam out on the water. Lake Almanor has something to do in every season, with a beautiful backdrop of mountains and pine trees. Lake Almanor Fishing Lake Almanor is a trophy trout fishery, with both rainbow trout and brown trout to target, as well as landlocked king salmon, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, channel catfish, and sacramento perch. Minnows and other fish include the sacramento sucker, carp, sculpin, tui chub, and pond smelt. Fishing really starts to pick up in the spring as the water starts to warm up. Some of the top spots to catch fish on Lake Almanor is along either side of the peninsula, or in Big Springs Cove. Another great bet if you plan to do some trolling is to troll along the east shore and by the dam, or near the jetties to the Forest Service boat ramp on the west shore. It is also good fishing by the powerhouse, in the Hamilton Branch, and around Prattville other water inlets. If you are looking to target the Smallmouth Bass, they hide out around the stumps on the south shore, as well as the rocky banks on the north side. A great spot for Catfish, perfectly named, is at Catfish Beach. Beautiful Lake Almanor Video Location and Directions: Lake Almanor is located in Chester, CA in Plumas County. The drive from Sacramento, California to Lake Almanor via Hwy 32 is 150 miles, and will take you about 3 hours. There are 3 routes into Lake Almanor, Hwy 32 , Hwy 36 and Hwy 70. If you are traveling from Reno, Nevada, it is about 125 miles and a little over 2 hours via Hwy 395. Fish Planting Schedule from CA Department of Fish and Wildlife CDFW Fish Planting Schedule Lake Almanor Map Lake Almanor Details Lake Size: 28,257 Acres Max Depth: 90 Feet Length: 13 Miles Shoreline: 55 Miles Managed By: PG&E Lake Surface Elevation: 4,505 Feet Average High Air Temp: Spring: 57 Degrees Summer: 80 Degrees Fall: 63 Degrees Winter: 42 Degrees Average Summer Surface Water Temp: 75 Degrees Lake Almanor Lake Water Level Water Level Fishing Regulations California Freshwater Sport Fishing Regulations Trophy Trout and Bass Spoons Fishing at Lake Almanor Fishermen can do very well fishing from a boat, as well as from the shore on Lake Almanor. Fish Species at Lake Almanor Rainbow Trout Brown Trout Landlocked King Salmon Smallmouth Bass Largemouth Bass Channel Catfish Sacramento Perch Rainbow Trout Lake Almanor is a great trophy rainbow trout fishery. The best way to target trophy trout is to find them on your fishfinder, and start trolling on a downrigger with a Kastmaster’s, needlefish, wedding ring’s tipped with a minnow or a worm, trout spoons, small apex, small stickbaits that are silver or rainbow trout pattern, and small flatfish. The best fishing for rainbow trout is along either side of the peninsula, or in Big Springs Cove. Another great bet if you plan to do some trolling is to troll along the east shore and by the dam, or near the jetties to the Forest Service boat ramp on the west shore. It is also good fishing by the powerhouse, in the Hamilton Branch, and around Prattville other water inlets. Largemouth Bass In the spring and summer months the Largemouth Bass action picks up on Lake Almanor. The bass will get super hungry after their early summer spawn and will attack just about anything you throw at them. The best bets are spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, soft baits, and crankbaits. Best fishing areas would be around the boat docks, submerged structures, rocks, and submerged vegetation, and off the points. Smallmouth Bass If you are looking to target the Smallmouth Bass, they hide out around the stumps on the south shore, as well as the rocky banks on the north side. Perch and Panfish Perch can be caught around the docks, rocky areas, weeds, and submerged vegetation, as well as around under water structures using worms, crickets, live minnows, jigs, fly’s, small soft plastics, and small spinners and spinnerbaits will work best. Crappie can be found in the shallows. Channel Catfish Channel catfish are best fished in the summer. Catfish can be found in the coves and the rocks. Chicken livers, sardines, clams, catfish bait, and mini crawlers will do the trick. Catfish will bite during the day, and at night. A great spot for Catfish, perfectly named, is at Catfish Beach. Great Lures for Largemouth Bass Soft Bait Lures for Fishing at Lake Almanor Bait and Tackle Shop by Lake Almanor Sierra's Fly & Tackle Hunting & Fishing Supply 3820 County Rd A13, Westwood, CA 96137 Phone: (530) 596-3820 Lake Almanor Campgrounds Lassen National Forest Lake Almanor Campground Rocky Point Campground Vagabond Lake Front RV Resort & Marina Wilson’s Camp Pratville North Shore Campground Lake Cove Resort RV Campground Lake Almanor Resorts and Marina’s Big Cove Resort Knotty Pine Resort and Marina Lake Almanor Fishing Guides and Fishing Charter Boats There are many different fishing guides that offer guided fishing trips on Lake Almanor. FishingBooker is a service of local guides that you can choose from and schedule your next guided fishing trip. Click below to learn more about the different guides that offer guided fishing trips on Lake Almanor, or any other area you are interested in going on a guided fishing trip or fishing charter boat. Book Your Next Lake Almanor Fishing Trip by Clicking Below Shop for fishing tackle in our Fishing Gear and Tackle store. Cottages and Vacation Home Rentals around Lake Almanor in CA These two listings are an example of what is available, click either vacation rental below for a complete list of rental homes and cottages available. Disclosure: This post is brought to you by the Mendenhall Outdoors team. We highlight products and services that you might find interesting. We frequently receive products free of charge from manufacturers to test. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product is featured or recommended. If you click a link on this page, then go on to make a purchase, we might receive a commission – at no extra cost to you, and this does not impact the purchase price of any products that you may purchase.
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