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What’s that we see in the sky? A sleigh guided by eight tiny rainbow? Photo submitted by Jack Trout

Fish Bits for the week of 12/24/19

Lake Almanor

John Crotty of Almanor Fishing Association had some time between shoveling snow to get out on the water and provide some details on fishing at the lake. “We experienced another week of rain/snow mix and mild temps,” said Crotty. “We have some cooler weather predicted for this week with overnight temps in the teens and daytime highs in the high 30s.” Water temp remains in the low 40s and water level is unchanged from last week.

“I took advantage of a break in the weather and fished on Tuesday. It was tough day on the water, we fished in front of the dam along the East shore, Hamilton Branch, Big Cove to the Peninsula, Red Bank and checked out the West Shore between Prattville and Goose Bay,” said Crotty. “We had two hook ups all day and landed one small bow. Even the pond smelt were tough to find; we found one small school of pond smelt that were being chased to the surface.”

Fishing pressure remains light with no more than a handful of boats on the water on any given day. Bank fishermen are picking up a few fish in the coves with a few quality fish in the mix. Crawlers and power bait are the top two offerings.

Fly fishermen are also picking up fish in the coves the cooler weather will make throwing a fly more difficult. Green and burnt orange are good colors to start with.

Lake Davis

The snow is flying, so the next item on your Davis fishing calendar may be the John Pato Ice (or no ice) winter fishing derby Feb. 1.

Send pictures of your winter fishing expeditions for publication in the Feather Publishing Sports Section to [email protected].

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