January 6, 2011: New Year's Eve at the lakes
We had a great group of gals fish Eagle Canyon on New Year's Eve day. Kim, Deborah & Michelle had fun catching some seriously big fish. One even dragged Kim into the water - see below. Here is Kim's fishing report:
It was cold and clear in the morning with ice on the ground. We had a really great morning with fish after fish, it slowed to almost nothing during the day when the wind picked up, temperature dropped and the clouds rolled in - perhaps the barometer, then it picked up again going crazy just before dusk. We caught most of the fish on clear intermediate sinking lines and the rest on sink tips. Bright green Clouser minnows, pink bunny leeches (weirdly they liked them on top in the lower pond), green crystal buggers and later black woolly buggers and bunny leeches did the trick. I think all the fish were caught on 2x tippet. We didn't find the fish to be leader shy at all. The smaller ones (5-7lb) fought the best. The really big one (15-20??) was more sluggish. The fish were super hot in the evening and that sure was fun. Got a good soaking from their tails throwing water up as they swam back into the lake after being released. We caught most of our fish in the upper lake - on the levee in the morning and the island you can walk out to in the evening. All in all a fun day.
Weekend dates are disappearing fast for February and March! We're only open through April 10th so plan your trip soon.
Girls just want to have fun
Busting the fun-meter
A great catch at sunset
January 17, 2011: Great spot for kids!
Wayne from Orland brought his twin boys to Eagle Canyon lakes on Saturday. They played bumber-boats in their float tubes and caught lots of nice fish. The fish are starting to key in on the midges on the surface. We've had some good surface grabs on small parachute adams and even the occasional royal wulff.
Due to a cancellation, we suddenly have an opening this coming weekend. Both Saturday and Sunday are available, Jan 22/23. We also have some weekdays the last week of January. Prime dates are going fast so be sure to schedule your trip soon.
January 23, 2011: Sacramento ISE Show
Today is the last day of the Sacramento ISE Show. Our "Eagle Canyon Trophy Trout Lakes" booth is in the fly fishing building, booth 2119 in tent C. The show will be open from 10-5 today. This is your last chance to take advantage of our show special. Come by and say hi!
Katie working the crowd
January 23, 2011: Great fishing
Here are some photos from Josh and Aurora who fished the lakes on Sunday.
January 31, 2011: Father/son trip
Richard & Adam from Red Bluff enjoyed a day at Eagle Canyon today. Here are some photos.