Paddle sports gaining popularity on Plumas County Lakes

Feather Publishing


This group of paddlers spends the afternoon playing around out on Lake Almanor last Tuesday. The group rented the kayaks and stand-up paddleboard from Lake Almanor Kayaks, located in Canyon Dam for the past six years. In recent years, paddling has become a popular pastime around Plumas County. People can also rent kayaks from Bucks Lake Marina at Bucks Lake and Graeagle Outpost in Graeagle near the Millpond. Photo by Robert Morton

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It’s the time of year for not only fishing but also catching


Jon Dvorak shows off the prize rainbow trout he caught May 24 at Lake Almanor. There are still many reports of monster fish being caught around Plumas County. Photo by Johnny Mansell

Michael Condon
Staff Writer

“Give a man a fish and he has food for a day; teach him how to fish and youcan get rid of him for the entire weekend.”

Zenna Schaffer

Timing is everything when it comes to fishing. And now is prime time for lake anglers and especially for stream anglers.

Being cold-blooded creatures, fishes’ metabolism and activity level are dictated by the temperature of their environment. In other words, their feeding activity is directly related to water temperature.

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Quincy softball team earns fourth shut out in a row


Quincy High’s softball team members flex their muscles after winning their fourth straight shutout and third straight no-hitter. The team finished its regular season last Tuesday with a win over Chester. Photo by James Wilson

James Wilson

Sports Editor


The Quincy High School softball team has been on one amazing streak. The Trojans ended their regular season last Tuesday with a 13-0 win over Chester. The victory marked the Trojans’ fourth shutout in a row, and third no-hitter in a row.

“This is the perfect time for us to peak,” commented Quincy coach Mike Yalung on the team’s performance. “Hopefully, we’ll carry this momentum into the playoffs.”

The domination over Chester brought Quincy’s record to 17-9-1 overall and 7-3 in league play. The Trojans played their first playoff game yesterday.

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Spring fishing is cool but warming up

Michael Condon
Staff Writer

The fishing was good; it was the catching that was bad.”

A.K. Best

The last of Plumas County streams open for fishing this weekend. These are the streams that flow into Lake Almanor, Butt Lake and Lake Davis. The reason for the late opener is to allow the lakes’ rainbow trout to spawn without being disturbed.

The tributaries to Lake Davis have very little water this year. The one significant tributary to Butt Lake, Butt Creek, has not been a big fish producer in recent years. But the tributaries to Lake Almanor are worth checking out.

The North Fork Feather River above Almanor is one of my favorites. I used to live in Chester and I loved the idea that there was such excellent fishing in a river that flowed right through town. The North Fork is easily accessible right out of town. The habitat is excellent and there are plenty of fish.

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