Fishing at Lake Almanor
Lake Almanor is home to a variety of fish species, such as rainbow and brown trout, king salmon, and smallmouth bass. Less common are catfish and smelt. Many fishermen prefer to troll in shore locations like either side of the peninsula or around Big Springs Cove. Any place where an inbound river meets the lake can up your chances. Other spots include near the powerhouse, any of the Hamilton Branch inlets, and near any coves with sunken stumps or rocky banks on the north side.
Many local fishermen in the Prattville and Plumas Pines area swear by Rocky Point, just down the shore from the resort. For the best luck, try fishing in the early morning or just after sunset when the lake has calmed down and the crowds are back in their cabins.
If you’re looking for a small or large fishing boat, visit Majors Outpost at the resort. They rent very affordable aluminum fishing boats or spacious pontoon boats for the whole group!
Majors Outpost Fishing Boat Rental Rates and Fishing “Hall of Fame”: http://www.majorsoutpost.com/fish.html#Fishing
Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce Fishing page: http://lakealmanorarea.com/fishing-and-hunting.htm