The Northern Sierra offers some of the most consistently good trouting to be found in California, with limited angling pressure. Too many Southern Californians make the mistake of hammering it out with the crowds on lower eastern Sierra waters. Taking the time to drive a little further north is well worth the effort.
Northern Sierra Lakes
The magnificent Feather River area with Lakes Almanor CA and Oroville has extensive facilities for the weekender. The Plumas-Eureka sector with the Gold Lakes Basin, Davis, Frenchman and Bucks Lake CA is a virtual smorgasbord of diverse trouting waters. Gold Lakes Basin and Jackson Meadows feature clusters of smaller trout lakes. And finally, the Truckee River and its satellite waters, Donner, Prosser, Stampede and Lake Boca, can generate rice trout fishing on an all year basis!