The Fish Sniffer - Trout Bite, Fishing Pressure Light
Trout Bite, Fishing Pressure Light

Written By: Cal Kellogg, January 27, 2014
Species: Trout
Location: Lake Almanor,

Very few anglers are traveling to Lake Almanor these days, but those that do make the trip are enjoying solid cold water trout action. Both trollers and bank anglers are getting in on the action.

“I’ve been at the Sacramento ISE Show for the past several days and I had the flu before that, but as soon as I get back home I’ll start fishing Almanor hard,” said Brian Roccucci of Big Daddy’s Guide Service.

“If I were hitting the lake right now, I’d work the eastern shoreline and keep my lures in the top 20 feet. Smelt imitations are going to draw the strikes since that’s really the only forage available at this time. I generally do best with either Arctic Fox flies or soft plastics. This time of the year the water temperature is typically in the middle thirties so you’ll want to slow your presentation a bit,” tipped Roccucci.

Bankers fishing in Geritol Cove have been scoring well during the afternoon hours when the near shore water temperature is at it’s highest. For rainbows PowerBait and Pautzke Fire Bait are both working as are Power Eggs and inflated worms. For a shot at a brown try soaking bits of cure roe or clusters of natural color Pautzke salmon eggs.

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