Lions and tigers and bears...oh my! Well, no tigers (we think), but mountain lions, black bears, rattlesnakes and treacherous wading makes the infamous Pit River a daunting challenge for most anglers. Large boulders and deep, fast water means anglers should pull out all the stops. Solid boots, a tight wading belt, a wading staff and to be honest...a PFD (personal floatation device) are all warranted here. Now for the good news: the Pit River boasts more trout per mile than most any river in the West, and they're highly catchable. In fact, most anglers don't need to move far from one spot to catch fish after fish, and they're all good ones. It's there, if you dare. Just maybe bring a Garmin and tell a couple people where you're headed...just in case.
Target Species: Rainbow Trout
River Type: Tailwater
Closest Town: Burney, CA
Closest Fly Shops: The Fly Shop, Redding. Clearwater Lodge.
River Regulations & Closures: Open year round, artificial lures / flies, barbless hooks.
Hazards: Mountain Lions, Rattlesnakes, Black Bears, Deep Water, Dangerous Wading