Anglers Will Face High Water Levels To Kick Off Trout Season

A lot of Californians will be early risers Saturday for the general trout season opener, which starts an hour before sunrise, but State Fish and Wildlife officials say they may be disappointed. Shasta and surrounding counties have some of the most famous trout fisheries in the world, such as Hat Creek, the Pit River, and the Upper Sacramento River. The trouble this year is too much water and too much snow, which means yet more water. Currently many popular Trout fishing locations are completely inaccessible. State Fish and Wildlife officials will begin their stocking of waters when they can as hatcheries are running at near capacity. There are variations of opening day, bag limits, size limits and gear restrictions with some bodies of water. The rules and conditions can be found at