Almanor Fishing Association: The weather in Plumas County has been spectacular the past ten days, mid-eighties during the day and low fifties at night. We will see a small warming trend this weekend with a quick return to the more comfortable low eighties next week.
Lake level is currently 4490.96, down a foot and two tenths over the past two weeks. Last year on the same date Almanor was 4480.96. Water temperatures remain in the mid-seventies and clarity is fifteen feet.
Fish are still hanging out at Red Bank, there is a bite early in the morning that ends quickly. Fishermen are targeting fish in the deeper areas of the lake and over springs, the A-frame, Big Springs, Dorado, and Rec 1 are all holding fish. That bite has been early and short as well. Slow (or on anchor) remains the preferred method with crawlers, king worms, plastics, and the Almanor Cocktail top choices.
Hamilton Branch is the go-to spot for bank fishermen and will remain the preferred destination for shore anglers until the weather cools down.
Our days are getting shorter, and fall is right around the corner. Come to Almanor to beat the valley heat in July and August, come up in September and October to enjoy spectacular fall weather and world-class fishing. As a fishing bonus plan a day (or two) to Eagle Lake this fall, Eagle Lake has water, and the fishing has been good this year.
Eagle lake is a special fishery with some of the hardest fishing, best-tasting trout you will find anywhere on this planet. You can visit Val Aubrey on Facebook at Eagle Lake Fishing Information for up-to-date reports and lake conditions.