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Fishing

Test your angling skills on any of several hundred miles of blue ribbon trout streams and rivers, supporting some of the strongest wild rainbow trout populations in the world.  Our cabins and vacation rentals make a fantastic home-base to explore the officially designated wild trout sections of the Upper Sacramento River ("Upper Sac"), Upper Klamath River and the legendary McCloud River.  One of your best opportunities for wild fish is on the Upper Sacramento - right out the backdoor of your cabin at Cave Springs resort.  Many of our Vacation Rentals are on the river.  Don't forget about the blue ribbon trout water on the upper sac upstream to Cantara, and downstream in Castle Crags State Park, all the way to Shasta Lake, where you can cast for wild trout under zero limit, catch-and-release angling rules along 32 beautiful miles of waterway. Click here for a list of Upper Sacramento River Access Points.

  • trout upper sacTed Fay Fly Shop, our favorite local fly shop is recently renovated and expanded (heck, it's our favorite anywhere...).  Anglers agree this is one of the best "local" fly-shops anywhere.  Bob Grace, 5839 Dunsmuir Ave., Dunsmuir CA 96025, 530-235-296.  Remember, fly fishing equipment is not discounted online, so why not skip the big box retailers and buy from the Ted Fay Fly Shop when you are in town?
  • The Blog at Jack Trout's Guide Service site provides some mighty fine reading and photos of fishing adventures from Jack's fantastic local guide service.

Lakes and Reservoirs

More than 180 high elevation and wilderness lakes provide fishing for rainbow, brook and brown trout, thanks to annual aerial plants of fingerling fish by the Department of Fish and Game. Most of the 89 lakes in the Marble Mountains Wilderness Area are stocked with rainbow, brown and brook trout.

Or drive to one of the 30 lakes in the county with easy access. These include Copco Lake, Iron gate Reservoir, Meiss Lake, McCloud Reservoir, Lake Shastina and Lake Siskiyou. Sport-sized trout are ready to catch from spring to fall, with a large variety of other fish. Two lakes, Juanita Lake off Highway 97 near Macdoel, and Kangaroo Lake off Highway 3 east of Callahan, offer wheelchair fishing access.

  • The Shasta-Trinity National Forest web site offers abundant information on Lowland Lakes and Reservoirs, and Alpine Lakes ("We have so many, we can't list them all here!.")

  • Check out a great Lake Siskiyou fishing map at The Fish Sniffer Online web site. This lake is fantastic and fishing is good in season. Troll the shallow water south of north shore beach for Brook Trout 12" - 14". Castle and Scott Creek coves produce Rainbows to 18". Bank fishermen are using power bait or night crawlers on the bottom.  Courtesy of Bud Kubowitz, Mt. Shasta Fishing Guide. Also feel free to phone Lake Siskiyou Camp Resort (530) 926-2610 for current conditions.

  • Fishing the deep waters of McCloud Reservoir is always a great adventure. Rainbow Trout 12" - 16" are common. Troll Dodger with crawlers or lures. Banks top choices are night crawlers and power bait. Courtesy of Bud Kubowitz, Mt. Shasta Fishing Guide.

  • Lake Shastina has become quite the bass fishery with anglers using all methods to take them. Fisherman with standard gear get 4 to 5 pound bass on spinner bait, top water poppers and rubber worms. Fly fisherman find some nice bass early morning stripping wooley buggers or leech patterns. Blue gill and crappie will also hit top water. Some big trout move by the river mouth and there have been reports of 24 to 30 inch trout hitting a rapala or lures. Noted for it's windy conditions, Lake Shastina can also be calm in the mornings. Courtesy of Mitchell Barrett, McCloud River Trout Scout.

  • Find information about Copco Lake at the California Department of Water Resources web site, including receation, camping, hunting and fishing.

  • Find information about Copco Lake and Iron Gate Reservoir at the California Department of Water Resources web site, including receation, camping, hunting and fishing.

  • Lots of lake information and online lake maps at www.FishersNet.com, including Iron Gate Reservoir, Juanita lake, McCloud Reservoir, Medicine Lake, Lake Shastina, and Lake Siskiyou.

Fishing Outfitters and Guides

The following list includes area Fishing Outfitters and Guides offering services on Siskiyou County waters, and Sporting Goods Stores supplying the needs of visiting fishermen.

  • Gordan's Guide Service, Fred Gordon, 6283 Gillis St., Dunsmuir, CA 96025, 530-235-2673

  • Hart's Guide Service, Ron Hart, 965 Lassen Lane, Mt. Shasta CA 96067, 530-926-2431

  • Marble Mountains Ranch, 800-552-6284, 530-469-3322

  • McBroom and Company, 530-462-4617

  • S and E Outfitters, PO Box 475, Ft. Jones CA 96032 - Ken Smith at 530-468-2270 and Duane Eastlick at 530-468-2457

  • Mt. Shasta Fly Fishing Guide Service, Frank Olminski, 530-926-6648

  • R Ranch, PO Box 71, Hornbrook CA 96044. 800-650-3495

  • Three Rivers Guide Service, 530-926-1743

 

Sporting Goods Stores

  • Don's Sporting Goods

    321 Miner St., Yreka, 842-5152

  • Etna Hardware and Sporting Goods

    427 Main, Etna, 467-3905

  • Pace In/Out

    336 Main St., Dorris, 397-4191

  • Red Worm City

    320 Main St., Dorris, 397-3145

  • Sportsmen's Den and local Fishing Report 402 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd., Mt. Shasta CA 96067, 926-2295

Upper Sacramento River Access Points

  • The Upper Sacramento River Exchange Guide to river access points, figured in mielage from Dunsmuir.

  • Vollmers/Dog Creek

    Travel south on I-5 approximately 25 minutes and take the Vollmers exit. Turn right at the stop sign. Travel approximately 100 yards and turn left on Fender Ferry Road (dirt). Follow the road about 1 mile to the river.

  • Vollmers/Delta

    From the Vollmers exit, turn left at the stop sign, cross under the freeway and take the first left. Immediately turn right onto Delta Road and follow it to the bottom of the hill. Park in the parking area adjacent to the tracks.

  • Vollmers/McCardle

    From the Vollmers exit, turn left at the stop sign, cross under the freeway and take the first left. Continue on McCardle Road for approximately 1 mile and turn right on the first dirt road.

  • Lamoine

    Travel south on I-5 approximately 20 minutes and take the Lamoine exit. Turn right at the stop sign and travel 1/4 mile. Turn left at first opportunity and cross the bridge over Slate Creek. Drive approximately 200 yards and park near steep (4x4) road leading to the river.

  • Pollard Flat

    Travel south on I-5 approximately 18 minutes. Take the Pollard Flat exit. Turn left at the stop sign and cross over the freeway. Turn left on Eagle's Roost road, then make an immediate right through a green gate. Follow the road to the river access.

  • Gibson

    Travel south on I-5 approximately 17 minutes. Take the Gibson exit. Turn right at the stop sign and follow the road to river frontage.

  • Sims

    Travel south on I-5 approximately 15 minutes. Take the Sims exit. Turn left at the stop sign and follow the road to Sims campground.

  • Conant

    Travel south on I-5 approximately 12 minutes. Take the Conant exit. Turn right or left at the stop sign and follow roads to their ends.

  • Sweetbriar

    Travel south on I-5 approximately 10 minutes. Take the Sweetbriar exit. Turn left at the stop sign, cross over the freeway and take an immediate right on the dirt road and follow to the end.

  • Castella/State Park

    Travel south on I-5 approximately 7 minutes. Take the Castella exit. Turn left at the stop sign, cross over the freeway. Turn left at the "T" intersection, then right, crossing over the river. Make a left at the Castle Crags Picnic area and park in the day use area.

  • Soda Creek

    Travel south on I-5 approximately 5 minutes. Take the Soda Creek exit. Turn left at the stop sign and follow the road to the river.

  • Dunsmuir City Park

    From Dunsmuir, take Dunsmuir Avenue north and watch for signs to Dunsmuir City Park (look for the steam engine at the park enterance).

  • Scarlett Way

    From Dunsmuir, take Dunsmuir Avenue norh and turn left on Scarlett Way (look for archway). Park across river in large parking area. (No tunaround space for motorhomes.) This is also the access for Mossbrae Falls.

  • Cantara

    From Dunmsuir, travel north on I-5. Take the central Mt. Shasta exit. Turn left and cross over the freeway. Turn left on Old Stage Road and travel south approximately 2 miles. Turn right on Azalea and cross the tracks. After 1/2 mile, turn right on Catara Road, and continue down to the river.

  • Lake Siskiyou and Upper South Fork

    From Dunsmuir, travel north on I-5. Take the central Mt. Shasta exit. Turn left and cross over the freeway. Turn left on Old Stage Road and travel approximately 1 mile. Veer right on W.A. Barr Road and follow the signs to Lake Siskiyou Campground. Continue past the campgound for Upper South Fork and mountain lake access.

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