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!
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!!""
Fishing was pretty good at Eagle Canyon today. I left early, but father/son duo Patrick and Sean had already hooked 2-3 fish each and landed some nice ones. Action was best on copper johns, pheasant tails, and princes all in a size 14. These were suspended about 18" below an indicator. Open dates are vanishing quickly - get in touch soon to reserve your spot!
Here is a guest report from Rocky who fished Eagle Canyon today:
The morning was incredible. Beautiful weather and steady takes from the time we started until around 1pm as long as we kept changing flies. No standout fly with the exception of maybe red and orange Squirmy Wormies and bead head princes. Had a lull mid-day, just in time to kick back and have a great lunch while viewing Mt. Lassen. Quite a few really BIG fish! Fishing picked up a bit late afternoon and shut down just in time for us to sit and view the amazing sunset. Can't think of a better way to welcome in the New Year!""
Here is a guest report from Tony who fished Eagle Canyon today:
Eagle Canyon Lakes never disappoints and this year was no exception. Even though we were greeted with rain throughout the day it did not hamper the fishing at all. Our group had two rookies that had never fished Eagle Canyon before and were pleasantly surprised with the experience. Within the first 5 minutes of fishing we already had 2 hookups. The fish seemed to be attacking dark colored streamers with varying retrieval speeds. The fishing was pretty steady throughout the day with a lull around mid day. That gave us a chance to enjoy a BBQ lunch in the shed by the lake. The fish at Eagle Canyon are a breed all their own and pictures don’t do them justice. They are broad shouldered and run like a freight train when hooked. Our group hooked about 50 fish and landed around 32. Eagle Canyon Lakes is a 5 star facility and the fish are one of a kind. It is a bucket list destination for the fly fishing enthusiast.
Here is a fishing report from return guest Peter who fished Eagle Canyon today with his dad:
"We had an awesome time! We landed 21 fish out of 30. As you can see, we got to weigh one of the giants and the scale said 18.6lbs. The majority of the fish were on variations of a midnight cowboy. However, we did get some fish on variations of the copper john nymph. We got fish both on the strip and under an indicator. The fish were into a slow strip during the first half of the day and then got excited for a fast strip in the afternoon. Both ponds produced well."
Here is a guest report from Dave who fished Eagle Canyon today:Scot Brenton, his young nephew Will and Dave Earl fished ECL Thursday December 3. Conditions were great, fishing was fairly steady throughout the day. It was Wills 1st ever trout fishing trip. As usual for ECL flys
and tactics need to be changed regularly to stay in the grab zone. The size and fight of these fish is outstanding. ECL, one of a kind fishery!!
Last Minute Cancellation
Due to a cancellation we now have an opening on December 1st. We can accommodate a group of 3 to 8 anglers on this date. Let us know ASAP if you are interested in this date!