Ice Derby a success; snow expected tonight

Compiled by Mari Erin Roth

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Lake Davis
The Lake Davis Annual Ice Derby took place, Feb. 19. The event turned out “great” according to Jim Graham of J&J Grizzly Store.
The biggest fish was caught by Anthony Roy of Roseville. “It was just shy of 3 pounds at 20 inches,” said Graham. Second place was won by Emma Ross of Reno with a fish whose description sounded identical. “Barely anything separated second place and third place,” said Graham, which was won by Justin Jensen of Reno.
The annual drawing was no disappointment nor was the traditional BBQ. Overall the day was a very successful fundraiser for the Easter Plumas Rural Fire District. “The store has been really busy ever since,” said Jim where fishing has been terrific at Lake Davis. As a result, pictures are not processed, but as soon as they are, you will see and hear about them here at Fish Bits.

Lake Almanor

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.