The Almanor Fishing Association brings us these Jan. 7 details:
We finally received some weather and have another storm scheduled to arrive on Monday. There is a winter storm watch in effect with up to two feet of snow predicted above 6,000 feet. We are expecting to receive a couple of inches of rain at lake level.
It was 50 degrees on New Year’s Day and there were over 30 people fishing the coves around the Canyon Dam boat ramp. Most of the fish caught were planters with a few adult fish thrown in the mix.
“I had the boat and fly rod out twice last week searching for fish,” said John Crotty of Almanor Fishing Association. “We fished the West shore to Goose Island, didn’t see a fish, headed to the north end of the lake before we encountered ice beginning at Rec 2,” continued Crotty. “We checked out Rec 2, couldn’t find fish, went to the East Shore and fished from Dorado South — still no fish — and finished up in Roadside Cove where we caught a dozen of the recently stocked browns and two adult rainbows,” said Crotty. The browns were both around 4 pounds and beautifully colored, according to Crotty.
Water temps ranged from a low of 39.8 to a high of 42.5, water level is holding steady and the north end of the lake is currently free of ice.