Compiled by Mari Erin Roth
Snow is expected tonight Feb 21, through Tuesday morning with a cooling trend overnight and lows dipping into the single digits. Daytime highs are expected in the 30s before warming back up next weekend. The snow will be measured in inches and is not expected to last long on the roads.
Water temperatures range between 36 and 40 degrees and visibility is 3-8’. Lake level continues to inch up daily. The majority of trollers are targeting fish from Dorado to the dam and the bite has been “ok.” Fish are being caught both slow and fast trolling with hardware, flies and crawler’s/gulps all having equal chances of catching fish.
Hamilton Branch and the coves around the dam remain the best shot at catching fish from shore.
All surrounding major roadways are open with delays along 89 and 70. Cleanup is ongoing in Greenville with most of the truck traffic heading down the canyon on Hwy 89/70. Canyon Dam boat ramp is the only available public boat ramp. “Plumas Pines in Prattville is open for lodging and conveniently located a few miles from the Canyon Dam ramp,” said John Crotty of Almanor Fishing Association. Thanks for the weekly details John.