Lassen County, Norther California

Eagle Lake Fishing

Fishing at Eagle Lake

Eagle Lake is home to the unique species, the Eagle Lake "Rainbow" Trout. Known for its remarkable size and fighting spirit, the Eagle Lake Trout is highly prized by sport fishermen, drawing anglers from all over the country.

Where to Fish on Eagle Lake

Among the most popular fishing locations when using a boat at Eagle Lake are the Troxel Bay area in the northern section, along the tulles close to the airport, Miner's Bay, and the deep water adjacent to Eagle's Nest.

For those fishing from shore, anglers have reported good luck along the lake's edge beside Highway 139, especially up on the north end. Fishing is usually fairly productive from the rock jetty by the Eagle Lake Marina and along Rocky Point. Also try just east of Christie Day Use Area and Wildcat Point.

In the winter when the lake freezes over and before the end of the season on December 31, locals turn to ice fishing close to shore.

For more information about fishing Eagle Lake, see Eagle Lake Fishing Information & Network

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Best Baits and Lures   Fishing Guides
Fishing Supplies   Eagle Lake Record Fish

Fishing Map of Eagle Lake

Record Fish at Eagle Lake

Eagle Lake Rainbow Trout
11 pounds, 4 ounces

Eagle Lake Boat Rentals

Eagle Lake Marina and Mariners Resort rent fishing and pontoon boats.
Eagle Lake Boating

Which Baits and Lures are the Locals Using at Eagle Lake?

Trolling: Many anglers use leadcore lines or downriggers to get down to the depths where fish are found at Eagle Lake.
Popular lures inclue Spinners and spoons, nightcrawlers, grubs, needlefish, Uncle Larry's Special Tiger lures, Surecatch lures (Mars or Reddog), Rapalas.

Bait: Nightcrawlers with a slip bobber, Powerbait

Spin Casting: Spinners and spoons, Mepps, Panther Martin,

Fly Fishing: Wooly buggers, minnow imitations, caddis nymphs and emergers, Jay Fair's "wiggle nymph".

Eagle Lake Fishing Guides

Big Daddy's Guide Service:   (530) 283-4103
Website: Big Daddy's Guide Service
Bryan Roccucci offers guided fishing trips to Eagle Lake and surrounding major fishing lakes.

Snowbear Guide Service   (530) 251-7952.
Paul Chappell, a retired Associate Fisher Biologist with California Department of Fish & Game, guides exclusively at Eagle Lake, specializing in troll fishing.

Flying Eagle Guide Service:   (530) 825-3398
Ron and Gwen Beck offer family oriented trips on Eagle Lake in a 20-foot Crestliner pontoon boat.

Hook & Ladder Guide Service:   (530) 250-5996
Website: Hook & Ladder Guide Service
Cliff Spediacci, specializing in Eagle Lake Trout fishing trips on beautiful Eagle Lake, Spalding, CA

J & J Guide Service:   (530) 222-6253
Website: Facebook: J & J Guide Service
Based in Redding, John Minster specializes in Eagle Lake fishing trips aboard his 21-foot Jetcraft.

Sierra Anglers Guide Service:   (530) 414-1374
Based in Truckee, Keith Kerrigan guides fishing trips on Eagle Lake in his 21-foot Eagle powerboat.

Tight Lines Guide Service:   (530) 273-1986.
Website: Tight Lines Guide Service
Rick Kennedy of Grass Valley fishes and guides on lakes all over Northern California on his 22-foot Rogue Jetboat.

Steelie Dan's Guide Service:   (916) 684-7148
Rene Villanueva


Eagle Lake Fishing Regulations

Always check with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for complete regulations and for any recent changes in regulations.

  • Fishing Season:   Saturday preceding Memorial Day through December 31.
  • The above season also applies to all Eagle Lake tributaries, including Pine Creek above Hwy. 44
  • Limit:   2 per day, 4 in possession.
  • No fishing inside the breakwater at the Gallatin Marina and Pine Creek Slough and Pine Creek below State Highway 44.
  • Live or dead fin fish shall not be used or possessed for use as bait in the Sierra (exceptions for Shasta).

Eagle Lake Fishing Tackle

Eagle Lake Marina
South Shore of Eagle Lake
(530) 825-3454

Mariners Resort
509-725 Stone Road, Eagle Lake, CA
(530) 825-3333

Shasta Angler Intermountain
43503 State Highway 299 E,
Fall River Mills, CA 96028
(530) 336-6600 ?

The Men's Den
618 Main St.
Susanville, CA
(530) 252-4747