Well the weather continues to be somewhat unsettled here at Lake Almanor. One minute it's spring, the next it's back to winter. Water temps have been all over the place from the mid 40's to almost the mid 50's on several flat sunny afternoons. All of these spring storms have ensured Almanor, as well as many other lakes, will have a good supply of water to get us through the season with good fishing. The changing weather is also having an effect on our fishing and the locations and techniques used. We are still catching some nice browns, including a beautiful on the put up a fantastic battle yesterday, before freeing himself prior to the net. The one that got away! Also in the mixed bag are Rainbows, Salmon and some nice Smallmouth, and I guess even Cutthroat. (See picture of Jeff's fish below with close up of bottom jaw) The fish are not holding in any particular areas in big numbers, so as in weeks past we are still covering a lot of water. Locations on the west shore, east shore, areas on both sides of the peninsula and even up north have all given up fish to us. It is just a matter of reading the conditions on a daily basis. The plugs are still producing, however we are starting to see signs that the usually hot spring Rainbow bite could be just around the corner. Time to polish up the hardware.
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Capt. Bryan Roccucci
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