We Are Team Red Boat

Thanks for visiting the best place for your Lake Almanor fishing report, stories and information. For four generations we have been fishing Lake Almanor and it’s surrounding areas.

Don Morgan was a United States Marine Corp veteran who fought on Okinawa and Peleliu during World War II in the Marine Corps 3rd Armored Division. After returning home, he started a family with his wife Liz and started working for The Pacific Gas and Electric Company. At that time, PG&E was using the Hamilton Branch of the Feather River for electric power. They built camps and cabins on the lake and invited employees to vacation at the source. In the 1950’s Don and Liz began to vacation at Lake Almanor.

Over the years, relationships formed between the locals, the Morgans and the fish. Don was an avid angler who passed down all of his knowledge to his son Wes. The lessons consisted of more than studying fish. Wes learned to study the water, the birds, the wind and to trust his instincts.

Wes first brought his son Justin to Lake Almanor as a baby in 1987. Justin used the knowledge that his father and grandfather had given him about the lake to develop a deep understanding of the Lake Almanor ecosystem and further their fishing success. Justin began to understand answers to the questions people often asked him.

  • What lure do I use at Lake Almanor?
  • What are the best spots to fish at Lake Almanor?
  • What time do the fish bite at Lake Almanor?

Justin realized that these questions have different answers based on each other question’s respective answer. In short, Lake Almanor fishing is complicated. From baitfish to bugs, springs to jetties, holes and topwater, the variables are endless. For decades, the Morgan family has continuously learned and refined their knowledge of how to fish Lake Almanor.

Today, Justin is passing-on the wonders of Lake Almanor to his children while still trying to keep up with his father on the leaderboard. He loves to help new visitors get acclimated to the Lake Almanor fishing experience. If you see a red Sun Tracker or a Mastercraft out on the water hauling in monsters, come say hi to Team Red Boat.

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