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Hat Creek, Lassen CountySpring is a time for dry flies on the Upper Hat with salmonflies, stoneflies and mayflies hatching. Although this water is heavily planted with rainbows there is still a chance for a hooked jaw brown. Photo by Steve Breth
Hat Creek, Shasta County
Hat Creek is fish-able for miles along Highways 44/89 after the descent from Eskimo Summit near the northwest entrance to Lassen National Volcanic Park. Campgrounds and RV Parks are plentiful. Photo by Steve Breth
Pit River, Shasta CountyThe area around the Pit River was home to many Native American tribes and today the river provides electrical power to people in California. It is also a challenging but rewarding trout stream. Photo by
Lake Shasta, Shasta CountyA houseboat is a great base for all sorts of water sports like skiing and wake boarding. A houseboat will keep you close to the fishing and can give you access to those remote deer hunting canyons. Photo by Robert Holmes
Crystal Lake, Shasta CountySpring fed Crystal Lake is well named and a real challenge for fly anglers who must carefully hunt the clear water with the patience of a Great Blue Heron. Most anglers choose to fish the easier Baum Lake. Photo by Steve Breth
McCloud River, Shasta CountyMcCloud River rainbow trout were used to plant the now famous trout waters of New Zealand and South America. The section of river in the McCloud Nature Conservancy rivals all those foreign streams. Photo by Michael Caranci
Lake Britton, Shasta County A PG&E impound on the Pit River, Lake Britton is a virtual aquarium. It supports more catchable fish species than any other lake in the area. When the lake clears after spring runoff is the time to fish. Photo by Steve Breth
Lake Oroville, Butte CountyBears are comfortable in the water with their thick hairy coat and a wet bear shows how slim and athletic its body really is. Black bears have adapted to live in every environment including big cities. Photo by Ron Gandolfi
Clear Lake, Lake County
Clear Lake is one of the most consistently productive largemouth bass fisheries in northern California. Bass to 10 pounds and more are common. Many anglers practice CPR: Catch, Photograph and Release. Photo by Ross England
Eagle Lake, Lassen County
Catch and release enhances the experience, saves many fish for another day and allows the angler to enjoy the sport but after a reasonable or legal catch limit has been reached the day is done. Photo by Mark Traugott

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