Eagle Lake

Eagle Lake: Incredible as always! Eagle Lake is a stunningly beautiful rainbow trout fishery that has few rivals in California.  The fish average 17 inches and weigh 2 pounds. You can expect 21 inch fish on a daily basis with some 24 inch models to add to your trophy photo wall. Eagle is a large natural lake located in Lassen County near Susanville. The Eagle Lake species of trout are indigenous to the lake and have been planted successfully in huge numbers all over California. Eagle has been managed by the CDFW as a trophy trout fishery and has special regulations to insure quality fishing during the season. We guide this amazing trout fishery from our beamy 24 foot, 250hp, center console bay boats called -the “fish magnets” We can easily accommodate three anglers, & supply all your fishing gear.  

Eagle Lake 8/11/2015


Fly fishing has been on the slow side with the fish holding deep. As the days get shorter, and the water temps begin to cool; the rainbows will once agin begin to concentrate along the rocky points, & structure on the south, & west sides. The boat launch at Gallatin is working out fine for most boats-so long as the wind is not a strong northerly. Tubers will get into fish around Merrill, Christie, and Wild Cat. The RV park in Spalding will have flies like assassins, crystal scuds, agent orange, crystal leeches, killa baetis, and flashback PT’s.

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Wicked good fishing for Bill, Ed, & Bob on their trip to Eagle. Eagle remains the best public still water for rainbows in the state in my opinion.

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The Smalls with some bigs. They spanked them on their trip 2014 spring trip.

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The Smith brothers with a quality double.

 Where to stay:

Eagle Lake RV Park ~This is one of the cleanest and well run RV parks you will find with beautiful views of the lake. If you don’t have your own RV they also rent cabins and trailers which are really nice. These folks are super friendly and will take good care of you. The Eagle Lake RV Park has all my fly patterns developed for Eagle Lake, and the Under-Cator strike indicator in stock. There is also a good selection of larger trolling flies that imitate the Tui-Chubs @ Eagle and have been used with good success by famous Eagle Lake guides Ronnie Beck and Timmy Noxon. Tell the friendly folks that work there I said howdy!

Heritage Land Vacation Rentals: They have a bunch of rental properties near, or right on the lake. They are great people we have dealt with exclusively over the years. Rent a house with a lake view and walk to the boat in the morning!

Susanville has good motels and restaurants,  you will need to drive about 45 minutes one way to get to Spalding. You can get food and supplies here before driving up to the lake.

High Country Inn in Susanville seems to be the favorite amongst the return folks and they are very well located for all your needs. (530) 257-3450. There is also a casino/motel near Susanville and those that have stayed here love it. Inexpensive clean rooms and very good food 24 hours a day. Diamond Mountain Casino.

Tom Loe, Sierra Drifters Guide Service is in partnership and under permit from the Lassen National Forest Service at Eagle Lake.


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