Eagle Lake

Spaulding, California

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If you want to catch a giant rainbow trout in this part of the world, Eagle Lake is a good place to start. It is home to the Eagle Lake rainbow, a strain of the hardiest, fastest-growing trout in the West. More than 200,000 trout are planted in the lake annually. The authorities at the Reno Fly Shop say the key to fly fishing Eagle Lake is to hit it when it’s “on,” usually in spring and fall. Types of Fish: A pure strain of Eagle Lake rainbow trout exists here. This fly-fishing chapter describes the "where, when, and how" for fishing in this area. It includes a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to use, the best flies to use, season, limits, nearby accommodations, and camping.

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"If you want to catch a giant rainbow trout in this part of the world, Eagle Lake is a good place to start. It is home to the Eagle Lake rainbow, a strain of the hardiest, fastest-growing trout in the West. More than 200,000 trout are planted in the lake annually. The authorities at the Reno Fly Shop say the key to fly fishing Eagle Lake is to hit it when it’s “on,” usually in spring and fall. Types of Fish: A pure strain of Eagle Lake rainbow trout exists here. This fly-fishing chapter describes the "where, when, and how" for fishing in this area. It includes a full-page map and information on the known hatches, suggested equipment to use, the best flies to use, season, limits, nearby accommodations, and camping."

Activity Type: Fly-Fishing
Nearby City: Spaulding
Trail Type: Several options
Season & Limits: Best September through December
Local Contacts: Lassen National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Eagle Lake

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May 2018