Our lake is the crown jewel of the ranch. Not only is it geographically in the center of our ranch, it is the center of many aspects of ranch life. It supplies water for our livestock. It irrigates our pastures. It runs a hydro plant that powers the ranch headquarters. And, most importantly it is a big drink of beautiful water in the middle of an arid landscape. There is nothing like coming up to the lake in the middle of summer to ease the heat.
We love our lake and we love having folks come out to enjoy it, just like we do. One of the best ways to do that is to rent the cabana with a boat, and then go fish. We have three self-sustaining populations of warm-water game fish in the lake: large-mouth bass, channel catfish, and red-ear sunfish. Our fishery is not trophy producing, but our fish are very active and healthy. You won't go home skunked. If you want to teach a kid to fish, this is one of the best spots you can find for that. The summer evening hatch and a popper is a sure bet for lots of top water action.
Location: The ranch is 25 miles west of Red Bluff and our lake is located ½ mile behind a locked gate, so you “locked” into the middle of nowhere. We like this isolation and you will too. The only folks you will see are those who came with you (if you don't like them, that's not our fault ;-) ) and a couple of ranchers.
Habitat: The lake has about 3 miles of shoreline and depths up to 50 feet, it offers a great variety of habitats for fish and considerable opportunities for anglers.
Sizes: The biggest large-mouth bass has been 12 ½ pounds, the biggest channel catfish 15 pounds, and the biggest red-ear sunfish 2 pounds. Fish of these sizes are only caught every few years, but several 8 pound bass are caught each season, 4 to 6 pound bass are landed several times a month, and 2 to 4 pounders are often caught several times a day.
Of course, there are no guarantees, but there are a lot of fish in the lake for you to try to catch.
Want to book a visit? Head over to your reservation page and pick your dates for the cabana and don't forget to rent a boat too.