Sugar Creek Ranch, Callahan, CA  

Under new management by Jerry Lewis of Tiburon, CA. Booking and Guest Services by The Fly Shop, Redding CA

Sugar Creek Ranch
is located off Highway 3 in northern California near Callahan, an old mining town about thirty miles due west of Mount Shasta. It is surrounded by the Scott Mountains to the southeast and the Marble and Salmon Mountains to the west.

The ranch has seven lakes teeming with rainbows up to near twenty pounds open to fishing on a catch-and-release basis. The two original lakes, reclaimed from dredger tailings, have not been planted with trout for more than eight years with recruitment coming from a spawning channel created from seepage from the Scott River, which allows for reproduction. The perimeter of these lakes are being continuously developed to make them more accessible to anglers and by planting trees and shrubbery, insects and other small animals upon which trout feed are abundant.

Recently, five more fishing ponds have been created. The rainbows in these more sheltered ponds weigh up to six pounds and they should show rapid growth.

We have found the fishing challenging at Sugar Creek Ranch and the trout in the best condition of any managed fishery we have visited. With stealth and careful presentation, it is possible to catch a rainbow larger than ten pounds on a dry fly at Sugar Creek Ranch.

Rod rates are $145/person/day.

Our report on Sugar Creek Ranch appeared in Volume VI, #6, November 1997.

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Under New Management

Sugar Creek Ranch

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This beautiful 3-bedroom, 2 -1/2 bath lodge with cedar with wrap-around deck is located on the property and within walking distance to all ponds. Also recently added is the Guide's House, a small 2-bedroom house within walking distance of the North Ponds.

Photos by Christine and Michael Fong ©1999-2007

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