(Chester) Exciting late fall trout fishing is underway at Lake Almanor. On one hand, if you visit the lake right now, you’re not going to hook a bunch of fish. However, the fish you hook will be quality rainbows and browns that start at 3 pounds and top out at over 5!
“The late fall trout season is underway at Lake Almanor. The water temperature is now in the lower 50’s and we’ve had some snow,” said Bryan Roccucci of Big Daddy’s Guide Service. “The fishing hasn’t changed a whole lot in the past two weeks. I’m still trolling hardware quickly along the west shore. The trout are in the top 10 feet and that’s where I keep my lures. Spoons like Speedy Shiners and similar models are working in a range of different colors including gold, silver, red and even black.”
“The trout we have been hooking are good size. The average is over 3 pounds and we are seeing high 4’s and low 5’s daily. Most of the fish are rainbows at this time,” Roccucci reported.
Shore anglers working near canyon dam and off Rocky Point are hooking rainbows in the 2 to 4 pound class on a mix of PowerBait and worms. The typical bank outing yields 1 to 3 fish.