View Full Version : Lake Almanor 3/24 - 3/25

03-26-2006, 08:18 PM
Why can't the weather man be wrong when I go fishing? Neither the weather nor the fish were very cooperative this weekend. It started out as a steady diet of rain and wind followed by snow. The fish were nowhere to be found. Water temperature was 39 degrees. We picked up a small salmon and a small german brown in limited time on the water. Since fishing wasn't working out, we bowled a couple games at Chester Lanes and rented A LOT of dvd's.

Shoveling snow at dock & ramp!

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/655/docksnow19qd.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Conditions on the water.

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/1738/almanorsnow11wd.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

03-26-2006, 09:34 PM
Sorry to hear your trip was a bummer Hinrid. Geez, I got cold just lookin' at the pic's.

03-27-2006, 08:05 AM
Considering how cold it was, the water was flat and extremely fishable. The front just turned everything off. I couldn't find a fish on the graph.

03-27-2006, 08:30 AM
Hinrid, thanks for the honest report. We have fished Almanor almost every spring for the last 7 years, and seem to always be cursed by rain, snow and few fish. We have had a few trips with blue skys, but the fishing never seems to heat up for us in the Spring. I am beginning to wonder where all the fish in that lake hide during this time of the year. We always fish the lake during April or early May. Our trips in the fall (Oct & Nov) are usually much more productive, and we mark many more fish in the fall. This year, I think were going to try Topaz or some other lake for a change of pace.

03-27-2006, 09:15 AM
Sure looks COLD
Bummer that you couldn't find them when you got out. I know PGE controls the water level, just curious of where it is at now.
It sure is a pretty lake though ;D

03-27-2006, 09:35 AM
Bob, the water level is super high. There was only about 20' of ramp showing, the rest is under water. There were postcard pictures available yesterday with the sun out and all the snow. Just typical weather for the day you have to go home.

03-27-2006, 03:59 PM
Next time it's the pits for trout & salmon try lowering a crappie jig down the side of the water outlet you are pictured in front of. I have got MANY sacramento perch that way, they are one of the best tasting fish when deep fryed YUM. just tie off to the structure with your boat pulled up tight (bumpers of course) and lower it down to the bottom, then slowly reel back to top .... got smallie's and a few salmon this way too !!


03-27-2006, 04:24 PM
Well you were not at work so it sounds like a good few days...LOL

Where are the fish pics??

03-27-2006, 06:36 PM
Hinrid, I feel your pain. I've had more than one trip like that up there. It's either feast or famine

03-27-2006, 06:40 PM
It's been a long winter, I feel your pain but Spring is coming and I'm sure you'll be ripping some serious lips soon.
Better luck.