Almanor Basin Hexagenia hatch
By Mike Mogler
07/04/12 -- Tom Maumoynier, guide and owner of the Almanor Fly Fishing Company located in Chester reports large browns are now eating hexes (Hexagenia) mayflies. The hatch has good numbers with the water temperature at 64 degrees just right for the large mayflies hatches. No report from Tom regarding the rainbow bite on the lake.
Butt Valley Reservoir
Reports from the reservoir are fishing has been steady with the hex hatch going strong. The powerhouse is running and is a great place for going after some large fish.
Fishing on the river is good. Nymphing seems to be the most effective approach while try dry flies in the evenings.
Fishing the upper end of creek has been the best while nymphing and try dries in the evenings. Prince Nymphs and Para Adams are a good bet.
The mouth of the Hamilton Branch is fishing okay. The stream at this time is producing larger numbers of fish and steadier then the mouth.
Silver, McCoy, Crater and Antelope Lake are all fishing well.
Go out and enjoy the State of Jefferson. Practice catch and release on wild fish and keep only what you need.
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