Plumas County's 1,000 miles of streams and more than 100 lakes of the Feather River watershed make for a wonderful, varied and famous fishery. Whether you're a fly fisherman or prefer to use lures and bait, you'll find plenty of places to reel them in.

Bass at Butt Valley

 Native rainbow trout are the predominant game fish, but German Browns and brook trout also have been established in many water-ways. A special strain of rainbow, known as Eagle Lake trout, are found in many of the major lakes. Other game fish include Mackinaw (lake trout), kokanee and king salmon, largemouth and smallmouth bass, bluegill and catfish.

Fishing Season:

Lakes are open to fishing year round and the stream season usually opens on the last weekend of April and closes in the middle of November. Some streams, such as tributaries to Lake Almanor and Bucks Lake, are not open until the end of May and close at the end of September. Some waters like Yellow Creek have special barbless catch and release provisions. Check the current Department of Fish and Game regulations pamphlet for specific dates and limits.

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