Welcome to the Almanor Fishing Association
The Almanor Fishing Association a nonprofit organization made up of fishermen and local citizens interested in maintaining the health and quality of the Lake Almanor fishery. Our members support our projects, activities and receive our annual newsletter.
To become a member, just fill out our handy on-line membership application.
- To present a strong, collective and unified voice in advocating the merits and interests of sport fishing in Lake Almanor and interfacing with local, state and federal agencies and with various corporate and private entities.
- To explore and develop, solely or in cooperation with others, plans, programs and facilities for the perpetuation and enhancement of the Lake Almanor fishing resource.
Lake Almanor is located on the northeast border of Plumas County at the 4,500 feet elevation. Having 52 miles of forested shoreline, Lake Almanor is the county's largest lake, offering year-round fishing and spectacular views of majestic Lassen Peak.________________________________________________________________
COMMUNITY ACTION NEEDED
March 21, 2022 ---The future of Lake Almanor’s cold water fishery is in jeopardy!
In October of 2002 Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) filed its application with the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) to relicense the Upper North Fork Feather Hydroelectric Project (Project) as the current license expired on October 31 of 2004. PG&E operates under an annual license currently.
Most of the significant relicensing milestones were achieved years ago and the majority of the parties to the licensing agreement entered into a Settlement Agreement on April 22nd of 2004. The parties resolved “all lake level and streamflow issues for ecological purposes, river-based recreational uses, and other resolved subjects in support of [the U.S. Forest Service] issuing its recommended conditions,” BUT left water temperature issues unresolved. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) staff completed its environmental analysis for the relicensing under the National Environmental Policy Act with a Final Environmental Impact Statement issued in November 2005. In addition, the federal fishery agencies completed their consultation under the Endangered Species Act with biological opinions issued in January 2005. The major source of delay of a new Project license has been the State of California’s Water Quality Certification (“WQC”) under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act (“CWA”).
2022 Membership Drive
First and foremost, thank you in advance for your membership and past support of AFA! To say 2021 was a difficult year for the Lake Almanor Community would be an understatement. From the devastating DIXIE Fire, COVID and the loss of AFA Founder Reuben Chavez our organization suffered and endured unimaginable hardships.
In spite of our communities’ collective losses, AFA and our volunteers continue to support the youth and Veterans of Plumas County. In 2021, AFA distributed youth fishing rods to every fourth grader in Plumas County; in addition, we gave away 35 rods to youth of Greenville impacted by the DIXIE Fire. On Saturday June 26th we hosted our fourth Veteran’s Fishing Day on Lake Almanor when 53 boats took 117 Veterans Fishing. At the barbecue after fishing more than 300 people celebrated local Veteran, Hero, and John Bottemley’s 98th Birthday. AFA Volunteers proudly supported the Veterans Day Parade held in Greenville. Through the Almanor Foundation and True Value Hardware in Westwood, AFA was able to purchase and deliver 12 cords of firewood to Crescent Mills for distribution to residents of Indian Valley impacted by the DIXIE Fire.