Almanor Fishing Report

Almanor Fishing Report
We did receive a slight dusting of snow last week and there is a 30% of rain this coming Wednesday and Thursday. Lake level is currently at 4480.06’ up slightly since last week. Bayley creek has had water flowing for the past three weeks, the flow is minimal at best. Snow remains in the shaded areas around the lake the cold weather this past week resulted in a drop in water temps and ice forming once again around the lake. Yesterday water temperatures were 38 degrees.
Hamilton Branch and the coves around the dam remain your best shot at catching fish from shore, power bait and crawlers are always the top offerings. Fly anglers are also picking up fish in both locations. Trollers are targeting fish on the south end of the lake, fishing has been ok, the fish caught are in great shape and hard fighting. Almanor is known for big browns, many are caught each year (especially this time of year), if you are fortunate enough to catch one of our trophy fish please treat it gently, take a couple of quick pictures, get measurements if you want a wall mount and return it to the water ASAP.
All our major roadways are open with delays along 89 and 70. Cleanup is ongoing in Greenville with most of the truck traffic heading down the canyon on 89/70. The Canyon dam boat ramp remains the only available public boat ramp.