The Fish Sniffer - Hex Hatch And Full Moon, Slow Almanor Trout Bite
Hex Hatch And Full Moon, Slow Almanor Trout Bite

Written By: Cal Kellogg, July 16, 2014
Species: Landlocked Salmon Trout
Location: Lake Almanor, Bucks Lake,

“With the hex hatch in full swing, the surface temperature getting steadily warmer and the moon just about full, the trout and salmon bite at Lake Almanor has gotten a whole lot tougher,” reported Bryan Roccucci of Big Daddy’s Guide Service.

“A few weeks ago Almanor was booting out lots of big trout and salmon. These days guys are working hard for a quality fish or two along with a few small trout. This is a pretty typical pattern at Almanor during July,” Roccucci continued.

“As a result of the slow fishing at Almanor, I’ve been spending most of my time at Bucks Lake targeting kokanee. The kokanee bite is really strong and we are getting quick limits of 12 to 14 inch fish along with a few bonus rainbows and macks,” said Roccucci.

“The hot set up at Bucks has been a Pro-Troll 4 inch Double Super Charged UV Flasher. Behind that I’m running both pink hoochies and Uncle Larry’s Spinners in the Tropical Tiger pattern. The flasher has been really hot for me this season at a number of different lakes,” disclosed Roccucci.

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Report is not accurate. There is at least one spot on Lake Almanor that is, as I type this, producing huge trout, with people regularly pulling out limits - the mouth of the Hamilton Branch.

By: Decoski on Jul 18, 2014

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