Merganser Outfitters


Your source for Lake Almanor area fly fishing guide service: MERGANSER OUTFITTERS can provide an opportunity to sample a unique Stillwater venue. Lake Almanor offers excellent numbers of Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout and Smallmouth Bass, During 1998, Rainbows averaged 2 pounds plus, with Browns a close second in size. SmallmouthBass will average over a pound, with some specimens topping three pounds.

Almanor trips are; flyfishing, catch and release only. most trips will -utilize my 16 foot slciff wit.-, walk-around capability. Two anglers can easily flycast simultaneously from my skiff. Full-day or half-day trips are available, with lunch provided on full-day trips only. Bottled water, snacks and soft drinks will be available on both full and half-day trips. Equipment, top of the line SAGE rods equipped with LAMSON reels and SCIENTIFIC ANGLER lines are available if needed.

Five Dot Reservoir:

MERGANSER OUTFITTERS is the sole booking agent for the largest private flyfishing catch and release lake in the West. Five Dot totals 400 surface acres when full and offers a unique strain of Mad River Steelhead/Donaldson rainbow hybrid trout averaging 6 pounds, with some individual fish reaching 15 pounds.

This venue opens in mid-April and will remain open through June. Five Dot will be closed during July, August and half of September. Re-opening will be scheduled for mid-September and the fall session will run through October.

For booking and additional information, contact Milt Jensen at:

P.O. Box 45
Chico, CA 95927-0045
Phone/Fax (530)343-4071

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