Eagle Lake 7/22/16
Fly fishing has been slow. The gray/sun up bite is about the only time you can get a shot at fish in water less than ten feet currently. The fish have moved into thirty feet during the warmer parts of the day. Best patterns are Assassins, Flashback PT’s, broken back tiger midges, Gillies, Agent Orange, & Crystal Leeches. Trollers are getting some larger fish on Spruce-A-Bu streamers. The Gallatin ramp is is good shape for launching. Lots of navigation hazards, be extra careful while traveling.
Dave and Kathy Immke had a great spring trip to Eagle. They had several doubles fishing Assassin patterns along the rock piles. Long time friend and veteran Drifter Sam Harvey had blue skies, & a bent rod often on his trip to Eagle Lake. Agent Orange, Assassins, & Punk Perch patterns worked well for Sam.
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.