Hat Creek near Burney, California
For more than 20 miles Hat Creek can be found flowing north to where it meets up with Pit River. Really good trout fishing can be found here but not in the whole river. The only section worth fishing is the 3.2 wild trout stretch under Cassel. The first two miles are the perfect spring creek look alike. If you want to fish in the section you have to get close enough (without spooking the fish) that you can see the little seams of micro currents. Then drop a small fly right on top of it. This is not the kind of fishing for someone who’s a klutz (me) or is not very patent (me too). The rest of the run above Baum Lake does not have as many trout in it but the ones found here are bigger. The hatches of midges and caddis here are large. There are also decent hatches of salmon flies, little sister sedges, green drakes, pale morning and evening dues, and tricos. Check at a local bait shop to see what’s hatching at the time you are fishing. There are other places in the creek where a decent put and take trout fishery. If you want you can check on the Wish and Game's website to see just where they stock the fish as well as how many and how big. Good luck fishing!
Hat Creek Fishing near Burney, California
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Access: Public Property
Body of Water Type: Stream
Lat/Long: 40.989605 -121.578598
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Description for Hat Creek, Shasta County, California
Hat Creek is a stream located just 8.6 miles from Burney, in Shasta County, in the state of California, United States, near Four Corners, CA. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including brown trout and rainbow trout here. Whether you’re baitcasting, fly fishing or spinning your chances of getting a bite here are good. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to Hat Creek. Alternate names for this stream include Hat'-te we'-we.
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