Almanor Fishing Report

Almanor Fishing Report
There has been little change since last week’s report, water temp is increasing daily, currently sitting at 73 degrees, clarity is unchanged. We will see daytime highs reaching into the low 90’s for at least the next seven days with minimal winds.
The bite has been early and tough, action slows when the sun comes up. Bank fishing has also been tough with Hamilton Branch your best shot at catching fish from shore, it too is an early morning late evening bite. Start your day in deep water sections of the lake, Rec#1 to the A-Frame, Big Cove into Auggie’s Ally, Big Springs and Dorado. Slow trolling is the preferred method, if the wind picks up switch to hardware.
The 2022 Hex Hatch is over, and pond smelt will be the main food source on Almanor for the balance of this year. Bass fishermen with knowledge of the lake are catching quality smallies, Mark Pilgrim is a local guide and fishes on the Wild West Bass Tour you can visit his Facebook site to see posts on the bass bite.
The Oak Fire created poor air quality here in Plumas County today, the smoke/haze will be intermittent depending on winds.
Please note: AFA’s annual Family Picnic is scheduled for this Saturday July 30th seating will be limited and we will NOT be selling tickets at the door. Time is running out to purchase tickets. This is our major fundraiser, if you would like to support AFA and help us fund our fish pen program and support our Veterans and youth fishing events, please come and enjoy a New York steak dinner with us at the beautiful Rec # 1 in the Lake Almanor Country Club.