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LCO's Trout Town USA - Dunsmuir California

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Trout Town USA : Dunsmuir, California

Trout Town USA : Edition 1 - By George Revel.

Slogan: “Home of the Best Water on Earth”

Population: 1,650

Fishing: Upper Sacramento River and The McCloud River

The Local Fly Shop: If you’ve been to Dunsmuir there is a good chance that you have met Bob the owner of Ted Fay Fly Shop. Hell, my grandfather shopped with Ted Fay 50 years ago. A class act all around Ted Fay Fly Shop has always been one of my favorites for great advice and selection.

Dunsmuir is full of incredible places to eat here are a few:

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Eat:

  • Low Key & Easy: It doesn’t get more low key and easy than Dunsmuir Brewery Works. Good food and solid beer that is sure to hit the spot after a day of fly fishing dunsmuir. They usually have live music on Friday and Saturday nights. They have outside seating and are pet friendly.
  • LCO Breakfast Favorite: I’m a sucker for a good breakfast and Dogwood Diner delivers. Dogwood is seasonal farm to table restaurant with a great menu, solid coffee, and some killer beers I’ve never heard of. This place does not open super early so it for the late starters.
  • The Date Spot: Fresh, local, and seasonal dishes are served up by chef LaMott in an open kitchen that over looks a rustic dining room at Café Maddalena. It is a perfect date spot or for those who appreciate fine foods where ever you are.

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Places to stay:

  • Get-a-house:  Are you looking for a place on the river for your family or you and a few friends where you can barbeque and fly fish out back? The Rivendell house in Dunsmuir is killer. Rivendell features a small deck right on the river, a nice backyard, bbq, backyard and pet friendly.
  • Unique: If you are looking for somewhere unique to stay in the Dunsmuir area look no further than Girard Ridge Lookout. A Forest Service lookout built in 1931 and retired in 1981. At 4,809ft in elevation Girard Ridge Lookout provides an incredible view of Castle Crags, Shasta, and Lassen.
  • Motel: If you are looking for motel in check out Dunsmuir Inn and Suites. This Motel has clean rooms, friendly people, and is well located.

Guides:

Most guiding is walk and wade but there are also some rafting options on the lower river. Give us a call to book one of LCO’s Master Fly Fishing Guides in Dunsmuir. 415-483-2278

Places to see:

Castle Crags State Park offers many great hikes and some incredible site seeing.

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Mosbrea Falls : After mile hike down the creosote leaking train tracks usually in triple digit temperatures one is reward with one of the most beautiful sight in California.

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The Best Sign in America: unfortunately because people stole this sign too frequently it has been replaced

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