Lake Almanor is home to rainbow and brown trout, king salmon, and small mouth bass, along with other species such as catfish and smelt.
Spring Fishing when the water starts to warm is a great time to fish Lake Almanor.
Here are a list of local guides
Lake Almanor Fishing Guides
Almanor Fishing Adventures: (530) 258-6732
Doug Neal specializes in Lake Almanor and has more than 7000 hours fishing it.
Website: Almanor Fishing Adventures
Big Daddy’s Guide Service: (530) 283-4103.
Bryan Roccucci specializes in the lakes of the Northern Sierra
Dick’s Guide Service: (530) 256-3317
Dick Mason guides Lake Almanor and other Plumas and Lassen County Lakes.
Website: Dick’s Guide Service
Roger’s Guide Services: For local lake fishing call – (530) 284-6429 (April to October)
Year-Round Cell Phone – (702) 321-6991
Roger Keeling guides Lake Almanor and other Plumas and Lassen County Lakes.
Mac’s Lake Almanor Guide Service: (530) 596-3202, Cell (510) 289-1150
Duncan McIntyre has 20 years experience guiding people on Lake Almanor.
Website: Mac’s Lake Almanor Guide Service
The Lake Almanor Fly Fishing Company & Guide Service: (530) 258-3944
Tom Maumoynier, serving Plumas County,
262 Main St., #4, Chester, CA 96020
Website: Lake Almanor Fly Fishing
Rick’s Guide Service: (530) 284-6005, Cell (530) 394-7170
Rick Taddei guides from April through June for smallmouth bass only. Beginning July through August he guides trout trips starting at 4:00 pm until dark.
Larry Hemphill Fishing Guide & Instructor
Yuba City, CA (530) 674-0276
Website: Larry Hemphill
Larry Hemphill has been fishing Northern California lakes for bass since 1962. 20′ Ranger Bass Boat
Lake Almanor receives regular fish planting during the fishing season. It also has a pen-rearing program located near the Hamilton Branch where king salmon and rainbow trout are raised. As many as 150,000 salmon fingerlings and 55,000 rainbows are released into the lake each year.
The main forage fish in Lake Almanor is the Japanese pond smelt which was originally planted there several decades ago, quickly replacing the native kokanee. Because the trout and salmon feed on the smelt, techniques using jigs, sliver spoons, and tube lures are especially successful. Spin casting bait works well, too. Among the most popular baits are red salmon eggs, nightcrawlers, and crickets. – Fishing tip provided by http://www.californiasgreatestlakes.com/almanor/almanor_fishing.html