Fishing at Lake Almanor, California
“One of the nice things about Almanor small mouth is that they can be caught year round. A knowledgeable angler using varying techniques can catch dozens of fish on a daily basis. These fish can be caught from boat or shore, float tube or kayak, with fly, lure or bait. Basically it’s a matter of figuring out the depth the fish are in and presenting yourboffering in that zone...” Exerpt from The Almanor Fisherman, The Official Newsletter of the Almanor Fishing Association - 2015 Edition.
The Almanor Fishing Association is a nonprofit organization made up of fishermen and local citizens interested in maintaining the health and quality of the Lake Almanor fishery. Members support projects, activities and receive the annual newsletter.

We highly recommend you visit the website of the Alamanor Fishing Association. Their annual newsletter and anecdotal fishing reports are chock-full of helpful information, and their cause is an honorable one that benefits lake visitors of all kinds.


The severe and ongoing drought in California has affected several of the water bodies throughout the state. Please be aware there is potential impact to the PG&E recreation facilities.

Lake Almanor is managed by Pacific Gas and Electric, (PG&E). Below is a place to start should you want to validate the status of a lake or specific campground, etc. prior to planning your visit to Lake Almanor. In light of the on-going drought, this is highly recommended.

PG&E Recreational Areas
Lake Almanor Fishing News

Lake Almanor Weather Center
Lake Almanor Fishing Forum
Moon Phase Calendar

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