Iron Canyon Reservoir contains native Rainbow and Brown Trout and planted Rainbow Trout which carry over. These fish use the feeder creeks to spawn in.  The reservoir is fed by the McCloud River
and is the fore bay for the
Black Powerhouse
owned by P.G. & E.--

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The Problems Presented to Native Trout Trying to Spawn
on Iron Canyon Reservoir, Shasta County, California,
due to fish passage barriers.
If you would like some pictures, and some possible solutions

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The 32nd Almost Annual Big Bend Trout Derby will be held Saturday, April 27, 2013 in Big Bend, California

  Cash Prizes for the largest Trout caught in Iron Canyon Reervoiror or the Pit River in the Pit 5 Reach. 

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32nd Almost Annual Big Bend Trout Derby

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Saturday April 27, 2013
at the Big Bend Community Center
Cash Prizes, Raffle, Dinner, Dance
Entry fee $10.00
Weigh In at 5:00 PM SHARP!
Entry deadline April 24, 2013 by mail
April 26, 2016 at the Pit Stop Store in
Big Bend by 5:00 PM
Entry forms available at the following sponsors
The Pit Stop Store in Big Bend
Les Schwab Tires in Burney
The Fly Shop in Redding
or call (530) 337-6446 or 337-6339

All money goes to support the 
Big Bend Community Center

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