Manzanita Lake Guide Availability
Gear Recommendations for Manzanita Lake
Rods, Reels & Lines:
Five and six-weight nine-foot rods are ideal.
We use floating lines and clear intermediate sinking lines.
Double Taper Lines are best for delicate presentations.
We occasionally use fast-sinking full-sink lines.
Leaders, Tippet & Indicators:
We frequently use 6X and 7X tippet on Manzanita Lake.
Come prepared with 9' 6X leaders for dry fly fishing and 7.5' 5X leaders for nymphing.
We prefer "Corkie" indicators in the 1/2inch and 5/8inch size.
Waders & Boots:
We frequently fish Manzanita Lake without doing any wading at all.
If you would like to wade, we recommend chest-high breathable waders.
Spiked wading boots are not necessary.
Hatches & Seasons
While Manzanita Lake is open to fishing year-round, it is not typically accessible during the winter.
We do most of our Manzanita Lake guide trips from May through October.
• Callibaetis, size 16-18
• Mercer's Micro Mayfly, all colors, size 16-18
• HBI, 16-18
• Pheasant Tail, 16-20
• Damsel Nymph, 14
• Parachute Adams, 14-20
• Traditional Adams, 16-20
• Callibaetis Cripple, 14-16
• Callibaetis spinner, 14-16
• Carpenter Ant, 14-16
• Bouface, brown, 10
• Monroe leech, olive, 10
Meeting Time & Place:
We typically meet our clients at the lake at 8:30am.
If you are meeting us at the lake, you will need to pay for your own entry into Lassen Volcanic National Park.
It is not necessary to wade. The wading that we do is typically very easy.
Multiple Fisheries in one Day:
Manzanita Lake is close to McCumber Lake and Lost Creek.
Occasionally we will split the day between Manzanita Lake and one of these other fisheries.
Length of the Day:
Most full days conclude around 5:30pm. Half days end around 1pm.
Lodging & Travel Info
Confluence Outfitters is permitted by Lassen Volcanic National Park to guide Manzanita Lake.