Almanor Al’s Guide Service

3784 Lake Almanor Drive
Westwood CA, United States

Almanor Al’s Guide Service offers fun days out on the water targeting a selection of freshwater species among the clear blue waters and beautiful scenery of Lake Almanor.

The vessel you will be fishing aboard is a 23 ft Design Concepts boat with plenty of space for 4 anglers. She is powered by a massive 435HP Chevy engine up to an awesome 30 cruising speed of knots, which sounds like a great day out all by itself! She comes equipped with GPS, fishfinder, a trolling motor, and a livewell full of the freshest live bait, as well as outriggers, a porta potty, and everything you will need for an amazing day of fishing.

Captain Al has been guiding the lakes in California for over 20 years, and while he specializes in using live bait, he knows that everyone has a different style when it comes to how to catch the best fish. Because of this he provides high quality equipment for a variety of techniques, including fly fishing, trolling, jigging, spinning, and even bowfishing.

All Almanor Al’s trips come with drinks, snacks, live bait, and fishing licenses for all aboard.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Six Hours
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 350
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    6 hours out on the water fishing for Trout and Salmon. Captain Al can also arrange accommodation near the lake for an additional fee.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Smallmouth)
Brown Trout
Lake Trout
Salmon

Boat Specs

Design Concepts (Performance fishing) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 435HP Chevy engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash

About the Captain

Al Shep
Westwood, California, United States
Member since October 2016
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Captain Al Shep has been guiding people to fish in northern California's lakes for over twenty years. Mainly targeting Brown Trout and King Salmon, as well as Rainbow Trout, he has plenty of experience of putting people on fish in this awe-inspiring landscape.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (2)
5.00
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
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Crew
Experience
6 hours
July fishing trip
Angler Rating
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Clarence Soe
Berkeley, CA
 5.00
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Extra mile

VERIFIED   June 19, 2018
Almanor Al went the extra mile to make a great experience for us. It was a slow fishing day because of a mayfly hatch Al stayed...
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Vern Yamanaka
Hilo, HI
 5.00
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6 hours

VERIFIED   July 29, 2018
Trip was excellent. Captain Al is very knowledgeable and a great host. While fishing is fishing his effort to provide results...
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Michael Soares
Auburn, CA
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 1, 2018
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