LAKE ALMANOR 2018 FISHING MAP AND FISHING REPORT
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Trout fishing at Lake Almanor in October is picking up, trolling Needleﬁsh and Rapalas, at 2 to 3 mph at depths between 10 and 25 feet. You can try trolling worms with dodgers in the areas adjacent to Rec 1 and Rig Cove. Fly fishing coves of Geritol, Keddie and Roadside most use float tubes in the shallows in the mornings. Three pound rainbows are fairly abundant.
Bass are off the points and rocky structures. Locals like live bait, crawlers and grasshoppers, but plastic worm rigs work well too.
Small Mouth Bass on the Bite Lake Almanor
With an abundance of Rainbows, German browns and king salmon (kokenee), Lake Almanor has lots of options, but to add to the fun there is a great Smallmouth bass fishery that’s about to bite.
Lake Almanor has lots of ledges and drop-offs the bass prefer, but soon bass should start to move into the shallows now. Use black or brown pig-n- jigs as well as other makes.
Use our Fishing map for best spots shoreline fishing, especially on the north end of Almanor’s west arm, near the causeway.
In late spring, our fish report concludes using fishing copper-colored or dark brown jigs that range from an inch to 4 inches long. Fish deeper as the sunlight gets brighter with drop offs at Catﬁsh Beach, the Causeway, and other points but the lake is so low you will have to ﬁnd different areas .
See our fishing report to reference the lake’s west side, where the airport runway is down to the dam, where there is gravel along the bottom, a significant spawning area.
Smallmouths will be done spawning by the middle of May, so move is offshore from Rocky Point to Fox Farm, near the island. The west side of the lake was a meadow before dammed and springs still seep like before the lake was here, attracting fish.
The east arm ﬂows through a former small canyon. Live bait ﬁshermen use the best live bait, Webb advised, is crickets, followed by crayfish.
Salmon fishing Fishing Report and Information
In Lake Almanor there is a burgeoning number of king salmon that weigh between 3 and 5 pounds, and there are plenty of them. Our fishing report concludes there are large schools of Japanese smelt in Almanor, the main food sources for the kings. Trolling shad raps and jigging is the best method.
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