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Accommodations: 2 bdrm/ 1 bath cabin

Dates: March - November

Length of Stay : 2 night minimum

Location: Near Mt. Lassen, California

Phone Number: 1-800-410-1222 ask for Gary or Paul

Price: See rates below

Species: Rainbows, Browns

Rock Creek Lake - N. California
Rock Creek Lake - N. California

Best fished from a float tube, this nine-acre, low elevation lake has great weather and good fishing almost every day of the year.

Even though Rock Creek Lake is relatively small it is surprising how selective its trout can be at times and how their feeding habits can change with the seasons. There are a great many fish in this lake and one would think that they would just jump all over any fly you offered them. While there are certainly times that this is the case, it is not always so easy - you must learn the intricacies of fishing lakes, and how to recognize what is going on in and around the water to consistently do well at Rock Creek Lake.

The Fishing:

The Lake is completely surrounded by a mixed forest of pines, cedars and oaks which gives one a real sense of isolation, and at the same time, a feeling of intimacy. Rock Creek itself runs right through the middle of the lake and provides a short spawning section for the lakes many browns and rainbows. It is quite deep where the creek channel runs, but a good part of it is around 12 ft deep and has wonderful weed beds, which are incredible insect factories. Over half the lake’s shore is covered in willows that harbor all sorts of insects, including terrestrials, plus any number of trout fry. You will always find many Rock Creek Lake rainbows and browns nosing in and around the willows looking for an easy meal. Each year we get reports of trout brought to net that measure in the 30 inch range. We also hear about those anglers that were towed around the lake for a while and then turned loose by a monster they never even got to see.

Hatches of one kind or another seem to occur every day of the season on Rock Creek Lake, and as a result one can use dry flies much of the time on this lake. Shore line fishing is only possible along one side of the lake, so you will need a float tube or pontoon craft to really fish the lake properly. Prams or any kind of boat is prohibited at Rock Creek Lake. Rental tubes are available at the lake.

There can be slow fishing days on any body of water, but at Rock Creek Lake even the rare slow days can bring you fish that will really put a bend in your rod. These quality, deep bodied trout will take you more than a moment to bring to hand, and will result in memories that will last a lifetime...or at least until your next trip to the lake!

The Accommodations:

Guests at Rock Creek Lake have the option of coming in for the day, or overnighting on the property. Most guests choose to stay at the comfortable, two-bedroom, one bath cottage which will easily accommodate up to four anglers. The kitchen is equipped with stove, refrigerator, micro-wave, coffee maker, toaster, pots, pans, and all the standard utensils. The front room has lounging furniture, dining table & chairs, fly tying desk and TV with a video/dvd unit. There's a propane barbeque and outdoor furniture on the large cabin deck. Dish washing soaps, dish towels & paper towels are provided. You will only need to bring your food, sleeping bag or blankets and pillow, personal items (towel, soap, etc), and fishing gear.

Additional activities:

This terrific fishing property lies at 3,200 ft in the foothills below the western slope of Mt Lassen National Park. It is a comfortable 50 minute drive from either Red Bluff or Redding, and is easily accessible by paved roads except for the last 200 hundred yards or so. This gravel portion leading to the front gate, and the mile long driveway leading to the lake, is passable to any 2 wheel drive vehicle. There is a cabin nestled in the woods just off the lake for our clients to use. This is the perfect get-a-way for any kind of group; providing fishing for the anglers, comfortable cabin and loads of hiking opportunities for the non-angler, plus site seeing at the nearby National & State Parks.


  • Fee... Cabin rental is per group; fishing rates are per person
  • Fishing Rates: $135.00 per person per day for two or more anglers
  • Cabin Rental: $135.00 per night for any size group (plus $13.50 County Bed Tax)
  • Single Angler Package: $350.00 per night (includes cabin and fishing)
  • Occupancy... up to 4 anglers
  • Float Tube & Fins rental: $12.00 per day

    For information/reservation please call Gary or Mike 1-800-410-1222 or email garye@americanfly.com

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