Compiled by Mari Erin Roth
The bad news: fishing remains tough on Almanor. Trollers continue to struggle to find and/or catch fish as the water level continues to drop and the algal bloom spreads. The good news: Plumas County is going to see spectacular fall weather for at least the next seven days with overnight lows in the low 40s and daytime highs in the high 70s.
There has been no change to methods or results for at least the past three weeks, slow trolling crawlers and plastics at or near the bottom and fast trolling speedy shiners, if and when, the wind picks up. “The guys on anchor over springs and shore fishing at the Branch are experiencing some success, fly fishermen with local knowledge are the top producers,” said John Crotty of Almanor Fishing Association. “We did see the lake level stabilize for a couple of days with last weekend’s storm and water temperatures dropped, stabilizing around the mid-60s.”
As the lake level dropped, Lake Almanor Country Club closed the Rec# 1 boat launch out of safety concerns, and in a short time, other ramps will surely do the same thing. The Canyon Dam ramp remains the only available public ramp, and it is currently a single lane ramp with the south side closed.