Lake level continues to drop at Almanor

Dakasu Island is out of the water for the first time in months. Dakasu is north/east of Rocky Point, in the middle of Lake Almanor and can be difficult to see under windy or poor light conditions. The dog days of summer are upon us, and fishing has been difficult. Water temperatures are in the mid-70s and holding.
Fishing has been tough as fish seek cooler oxygenated water over springs and in deep water. The bite has been early in the morning and late in the evening. Slow remains the preferred method with plastics and crawlers the top two baits. There are lots of bank fishermen targeting fish at Hamilton Branch with the parking lot full on weekends. Fly fishermen are having the best success.
The Canyon Dam boat ramp will be closed Aug. 8-9 for repairs; the USFS ramp in Prattville will remain open. There will be a significant drop in temperatures this week with highs in the low 80s and there is a chance of thunderstorms with winds today, Aug. 8, through Wednesday.