Welcome to Lake Almanor In The Fall
By Eileen Majors
Quieter Days at Almanor
A memory of Lake Almanor for your family may look like an old fashioned Main Street parade, fireworks over the lake and lots of people. Relax as we welcome you to Lake Almanor in the Fall, a whole different story; we call it quieter days at Almanor. Usually resorts will still have room to book your fabulous fall getaway or even a grand fall wedding or other special event. The beauty of the lake takes on the stillness of fall, most days, that is. Never count on the weather in the mountains though. Bring that sweatshirt, long pants and yes, a jacket if you intend to be adventuring outdoors at all. You never know what to expect, but there is always a chill when the sun goes down. September usually has all the amenities Lake Almanor has to offer, while October and November brings a seasonal close to some of the businesses and resorts in the area. “There is always plenty to do up here,” pointed out Joe Majors of Majors’ Outpost Boat and Watercraft Rentals. “The fishermen love the fall waters and the cooler water temp brings some great fishing.” On the Lake Almanor Peninsula you’ll find Knotty Pine Resort’s Boat Rentals.
Fabulous Fishing in the Fall
Colder water at Lake Almanor brings in some big fish. For locals and the few visitors we get in the fall, its like getting a lake all to yourself. For specifics on areas that are ‘hot’, bait used, etc., visit http://www.almanorfishingassociation.com. You can also pick up the group’s publication at The Sports Nut in Chester along with the current weekly fishing report for the lake.
According to Dave Hutala owner of The Men’s Den, a Susanville shop specializing in hunting and fishing supplies, “Lake Almanor is going to have good water levels and the fishing is great there for Eagle Lake trout. Who knows, you may even catch a big German Brown or a Small Mouth Bass. Jigs work well in most of the waters here in California.”
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