“I used to like fishing because I thought it had some larger significance. Now I like fishing because it’s the one thing I can think of that probably doesn’t.”
—John Gierach, fly-fishing author
We are still enjoying spring weather conditions and the spring bite is in full swing. Warming water conditions have the insect hatches increasing and that is bringing feeding trout closer to the surface.
Good reports are coming from several areas of the lake according to Doug Neal of Almanor Fishing Adventures (258-6732). Trolling has been good at all the usual spots: Rec 1 to Big Cove, the east shore from Canyon Dam to Lake Cove, Dorado Inn, Lake Haven Resort to Big Springs, Almanor West and Prattville. Nightcrawlers behind a dodger, or fast-action lures, are the most successful trolling rigs.