Welcome to the fly-fishing only world of Eagle Canyon.
Our exclusive waters offer unsurpassed private angling for rainbows that consistently rank as California's largest.
Approximately 20 miles from Red Bluff, California, our spring-fed stillwaters are located in the foothills west of Lassen National Park.
Trophy rainbows from 4 to 15 pounds inhabit these intimate ponds and flourish in the fertile 55-degree habitat.
It's a perfect home for trophy trout.
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Remember to book early! Our season is short, we limit the number of guests, and our regular guests book their trips well in advance!
One of our most popular options is to combine a day at Eagle Canyon with a day of guided fishing the Lower Sacramento River.
Confluence Outfitters has one of the best guide teams in Northern California.
Our guides are experts on the Lower Sac from Redding to Red Bluff.
The 2-day combo trip is popular throughout our season at Eagle Canyon, especially for groups of 4 to 8 anglers.
Visit our Combo Trips page to read more about this exciting 2-day trip!
Guest report from Tony who fished Eagle Canyon today: "Eagle Canyon this year was a little tougher than in previous years. We fished right before a storm was going to move in so I don’t know if that had an effect on the fishing. Regardless, we still hooked about 25 fish in our group and landed 17. Considering the fish we hooked are around 6-10 lbs. that is a banner day in most other fisheries. The fish seemed to be especially hot this year. We had one fish that made multiple runs and took our angler down to the backing 3 times before becoming unbuttoned. This type of fishing makes Eagle Canyon a truly special venue."
Here is a guest report from our guests at Eagle Canyon today:
"We had a great day, sunny and a bit breezy at times but all in all a very pleasant day. Enjoyed visiting with your host Mitch and having the lakes to ourselves was great. Both lakes produced quality fish equally fishing from the bank. Floating line with # 12 black leach or # 12 olive damsel worked consistently. Hooked numerous all pretty much carbon copies of the fish in the photo with the exception of the one hooked and landed that was larger."
Best Day Ever
Guest Report from Dave who fished Eagle Canyon today:
"This was my 30th trip to ECL since it re-opened in 2010 and the best day so far. Water was clear and we had a slight ripple on the water most of the day. The fish were grabby, healthy and hot. Most fish were between 6 and 10 lbs. Stripping and indicator methods both worked. Scot and his nephew Will both had their best day here too. Eagle Canyon, a one of a kind fishery!!"
Opening Day Report
Opening Day 2021 was possibly the best opening day in the history of Eagle Canyon. The fish are huge this year (well over 6 pounds on average), have great coloration and are in great condition. They fight hard, jump, tail-walk, and just don't give up. Our guests today did very well with beadhead woolly buggers fished on floating lines and 9ft 0X leaders. No joke. In a week these fish won't go near a 0X tippet, but it's working fine right now. We had incredible weather and lush green scenery thanks to the rains in October and early November. It looks like March at Eagle Canyon right now with green grass and snow on nearby Mt Lassen. He still have 4 open dates in December - check our availability page and book your date soon!
Here are a few photos from our guests at Eagle Canyon today.
Here is a report from Peter who fished Eagle Canyon today: "The water was murky and higher than normal due to the rains. Due to the weather conditions, the fish seemed more finicky and timid on the takes. We discovered that if we used a small nymph dropper behind a wooly bugger, the fish were more willing to grab. The combination that worked was a blood sucking leech with a black bird nest as a dropper. Later in the day, we also caught fish on olive and red wooly buggers as well as on micro mays underneath an indicator. Our fish count was 12 for 20. The biggest fish weighed was slightly over 14 lbs. Thanks again!"
Our guest Lanny forwarded this photo from today's Eagle Canyon trip. Nice double hookup! Lanny says it was "a great day of fishing"!
Guest report from Jeff who fished Eagle Canyon today: "My son and I had a great trip, caught mostly stripping 2 woolly buggers or woolly followed by a nymph"
Here is a report from the group that fished Eagle Canyon today:
"On our annual return trip to the Eagle Canyon, we had another great time chasing those huge rainbows that populate the two lakes. The best bite took place from the time we arrived at 8:30 am to around 11:00 am. Both lakes were producing. The fish were taking leech patterns in black or purple (size 6-10) and copper johns in sizes 10- 14 stripped in slowly behind an intermediate line. The bite slowed down during midday (perfect for our lunch break) but then picked up again in the evening. Dark leech patterns and hares ear nymphs were the ticket during the early evening bite. The fish caught yesterday ranged from 5-12 pounds with several in the 7-9 pounds range. They were very fresh and put up a very good battle when hooked. We look forward to another return trip to Eagle Canyon in the future."
Here is a guest report from Dave who fished Eagle Canyon today:
Bite was good with a little help from the wind but got tougher in calm periods. Changing tactics throughout the day was key to staying in the zone. This year has been great for fish over 10 pounds. ECL, one of a kind fishery!!""