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 3 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 Carbonell from Red Bluff: "Eagle Canyon Trophy Trout Lakes is not just a fly fishing outing, it is an experience. The fish here are truly one of a kind. Not only are they colossal in size but their girth seems to be centered in their shoulders which truly give them an advantage over the novice angler. Bull runs and chasing fish down is not uncommon. If you want to challenge your fly fishing skills try hooking into one of the double digit size trout that reside in the two lakes. Pulled hooks, snapped tippet, broken hooks and even the occasional boot failure can result in lost fish. The fishing was truly incredible. Bring an assortment of gear. We used a number of different flies with a multitude of presentation techniques. We hooked most of our fish stripping steamers but also used small nymphs under an indicator and spey rod techniques. It is challenging, fun and a must do if you have ever held a fly rod."
Buddies Ron, Ted, Jim & Harvey returned to Eagle Canyon for a two-day trip this week. These guys have been coming to Eagle Canyon since the nineties! As usual, they all connected with some really big fish on this trip.
Guest Report from Dave who has been to Eagle Canyon more than 30 times since 1993. He and his buddy George fished the lakes on opening weekend in 2010 and have returned many times since. "Lakes were in great shape, both produced well. Most fish came on stripped flys. This year is one of the best for girthy double digit fish. Eagle Canyon is a 'One of a kind Fishery!!'"
We had a great group up from the Chico area to fish the opening day of Eagle Canyon. Skill levels ranged from beginner to experienced and all the anglers in the group had a great day. We caught fish on dry/dropper rigs, floating lines with wooly bugger type patterns and stripping leech patterns on intermediate sink lines. Many fish in the 8-14 pound range were caught and gently released. Many hooks were bent straight. Many smiles and high fives were exchanged. If you haven't made it up to Eagle Canyon yet, come check it out! This group estimated they caught at least 70 fish! This group is already eager to place the winning bid on next year's Opening Day trip.
Eagle canyon report by DJ Spivey
I recently had the chance to fish a few days up on a eagle canyon with a great group of guys. With harsh weather rolling through Northern California we decided to head east out of red bluff up to the Eagle canyon lakes. Starting off strong on smaller Woolley bugger patterns we stripped up some huge fish! Both days we picked up fish on streamers, indicator rigs and dry dropper set ups. If your looking to have a shot at some big rainbow trout eagle canyon is definitely a spot to check out!
Regular guest Tony from Red Bluff says: "The Eagle Canyon experience is truly a one of a kind fly fishing event. Great times and great memories complimented with extraordinary fishing. Everyone in our group hooked fish. All in all we had 25+ fish peeling line off our reels and we landed about 17 fish that can only be described as Jurassic in nature. Eagle Canyon is truly a spectacular experience to any fishing enthusiast."
Regular guest Dave had this to say about Eagle Canyon today: "We had a fine day at Eagle Canyon today. Fish were feisty and grabby most of the day. "
Opening Day Photos
A report from Steven who has fished Eagle Canyon on Opening Day numerous times: "We had a great time as usual. We lucked out on the weather and were able to get a couple fly fishing novices on some good fish."
Opening Day Auction is Live!
Opening Day at Eagle Canyon is November 19th. Check out our eBay Auction if you are interested in bidding on this exciting opportunity. Opening Day is almost always the best day of the season. Bidding starts at $1650, which is our normal retail rate for 8 anglers plus a guide. If you'd like to book any other date at Eagle Canyon, visit our Check Availability page to view current openings. Many of our guests opt for a combo trip where they spend a day at Eagle Canyon and then a 2nd day with our guides on the Lower Sac or Trinity Rivers.
Here is a fishing report from longtime Eagle Canyon guest Rocky:
"Eagle Canyon fished really well. Had a few lulls, but steady fishing throughout the day. The highlight of my day was catching fish on dry flies. I think in all the years I've been fishing there, I only caught one fish on a dry. Monday it was multiple fish. Was fishing a dry dropper at the end of the day (#18 PT under a 14 Parachute Adams). Really was just using the adams as an indicator. Low and behold, they start smacking the dry. Landed dozens of fish throughout the day. Balanced Leeches, Squirmy Wormies, Zebra Midges all caught fish. Thanks again for your great guides and great locations. Can't wait to do it again."