Bucks Lake is open for business and fishing good this year. The lake is full and we have managed to get on pretty consistent bites for both the lake's Trophy Mackinaw as well as the abundant Kokanee with a few nice trout in the mix as well. While the Mackinaw bite has started to slow down recently the Kokanee are coming on strong. This is the second year of the 10 fish per person Kokanee limit and we are seeing a slight improvement in the size of some of the fish. There are still a lot of 11 and 12 inch fish but there have also been quite a few 13 and some fat 14 inch fish as well. On recent trips we have been landing 25 to 35 Kokanee per outing along with a few beautiful Browns hitting the Kokanee gear as well. Look for these fantastic eating fish to continue to grow as summer moves along.
Big Hot Rainbows! The End.
Oh you want some more details? Well here goes, the fishing at Lake Almanor has been pretty fantastic overall with the Bows being the stars of the show. Rainbows from 2.5 all the way up over 8 pounds are putting big bendo on the rods! I'm talking 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, all the way to 29 inch class fish. We are also continuing to see some of the lake's King Salmon, many running around 18 inches and fat and a few Browns as well over the 5 pound mark. As in previous reports, most of our action has been had working the waters north of the tip of the peninsula and Prattville. Lots of aquatic bugs are keeping these fish fat and happy with multiple hatches taking place as the day goes along. New, earlier this week, the Hex flies have started to pop, drawing fish and fly fishermen into areas along the west shore in the evenings. We have been seeing casings as well as dead larvae floating on the surface during the mornings with some fish still tailing on the surface feeding on the easy protein rich food source. It has been an outstanding season here at Lake Almanor and it looks to continue. If you are headed this way and want to get in on this action don't wait until the last minute, contact us today, availability is limited the next few weeks.
Capt. Bryan Roccucci
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