Nor Cal and Southern Oregon Fish Reports

Shasta Lake Brown Trout!
by Jeff Goodwin, FEBRUARY 1, 2023
Shasta Lake

I've been out on Shasta Lake chasing winter trout.  The lake is in great shape considering the really wet weather patterns we saw in January.  The top ends of the lake arms are pretty dirty but not unfishable.  The lower end of the lake is mostly green with a hint of turbidity this week.  Floating debris is a factor but...
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by Mario Gomez, JANUARY 28, 2023
Smith River

We have been working hard for our bites this week on just about every creek in the region. The fish have been closed lipped, but if you put in the time and grind on em they will bit eventually. The photos below are a pretty good representation of what you can expect for the remainder of the month. The rising...
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Crazy Winter Steelhead Weather no problem
by Scott Caldwell, JANUARY 15, 2023
Klamath River - Upper - CA

Winter Steelhead weather is what it is all about, and if you live Yreka, then you know the weather was all over the place, but the fish didn't care, they were already cold and wet. Brothers Goss had a really nice day catching an releasing some hard fighting Klamath Steelies, yesterday. In between the rain and wind storms, the guys were side casting plugs...
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King Salmon on the Sacramento River
Sac River Guide
by Kirk Portocarrero, DECEMBER 26, 2022

Sacramento River

This is the end of the week for King Salmon on the Sacramento River this morning 9 year old Hanna caught her first fish ever ! Congratulations Hanna  back to the river tomorrow hopefully its not blown out .
Another deck full of Stampede kokanee
by James Netzel, AUGUST 26, 2022
Stampede Reservoir

Another deck full of Stampede kokanee. There was an armada today all fishing within 100 yds. If they would spread out a bit, fishing would be easier. My technique for today was do my best to stay outta the way. Just skirt around the edges In open water. Then I found a pod of fish shallower holding to structure and...
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