Lake Almanor

Plumas - California

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Located in an area that is surrounded by forest with many residences. Wind can create a hazard due to the open water. Year-round fishing but may freeze over in Winter. Marina, bait & tackle, propane, store, resort, motel and RV sites with hookups.

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Lake Almanor Fishing Reports

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  1. 3 lb. 20 in. Brown Trout with a needle fish

    1. david hughes 0
    2. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice trout!!!
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  2. Details: 7 lb. 8 oz. 22 in. Brown Trout with a nightcrawler

    caught it from shore below the scenic view parking lot on a nightcrawler under a bobber...6 foot below the surface

  3. Found a couple trout up shallow on a rocky point and one a little ways off the bank trolling.

    Rainbow Trout with a Rapala SR-5

  4. Details: 1 lb. 15 in. Rainbow Trout with a Lake Almanor Cocktail

  5. Details: 1 lb. 18 in. Rainbow Trout with a lake Almanor Cocktail

  6. Building summer home on Lake Almanor anyone out there know a hot spot for trout. Come on share

    1. Kevin Devoid 0
      Yes , they should have one at the sports nut in Chester
    2. Corinna Galli 0
      Thank for the quick response and the help do you know where I can get a map of the lake I'm new to the area and only know the Prattville end and the country ...more club side.
    3. Kevin Devoid 0
      I have been fishing that lake since I was 6 years old .
    4. Kevin Devoid 0
      The east shore from big springs to the dam is a good trolling lane in spring and fall . The jetties at prattville and geritol cove near the dam launch is good bait ...more fishing with worms or crickets all year .
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  7. Springtime brown !

    4 lb. 20 in. Brown Trout with a speedy shiner

  8. 5 lb. Bass with a warm

    1. Kevin Devoid 0
      Awesome! Love that lake !
  9. Details: Brown Trout with a Shad rap #5 natural shad color 8lb seagaur invizix Shimano stradic ci4 2500 fenwick 6'8" rod

    Fished from 9-2:00 for 1 short strike. Started again at 4:30 trolling weed lines and shallow windy points final count 1 trout 4 smallmouth.

    1. kenny kenny 0
      Good info! There is truth to that story. Look back in my blerts for some Almanor brownie pics
    2. TennesseeTroutboy 0
      It would be nice to pull one of those out, if you wait until winter those big trout will move shallower then you can start trolling those weedbeds
    3. Thx @TennesseeTroutboy but this lake allegedly has a lot of 4-5lb browns.
    4. TennesseeTroutboy 0
      Nice chunk
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  10. Details: Smallmouth Bass with a Shad rap #5 natural shad color 8lb sea gaur fluoro 15 lb power pro green 7' rod Shimano symetre reel

    Fished for 3 hrs with no bites picked up a cookie cutter sized brown trout trolling back to the dock. 50 yards from the dock I noticed some bass pushing pond smelt ...more up onto a shallow point. Started throwing the shad rap and stuck two bass. Headed back to the dock picked up my dad and he picked up two more bass on the same point.

    1. fishninja 0
      Smallies are FUN to catch ☺️

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