Peninsula Fly Fishers

Hex Hatch Tour / Fishout, Lake Almanor with Lance Gray

  • July 08, 2022
  • 1:00 PM
  • July 09, 2022
  • 8:00 PM
  • Lake Almanor
  • 2


  • Registration opens April 7th

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The Hex Hatch Tour at Lake Almanor with Lance Gray

July 8, 2022

Minimum 5 attendees, maximum 8

PFF Fishout: July 9, 2022

Registration begins Thursday April 7, 2022

Fish Master Bill Uyeki (Login to see contact info)

This will be a combination one-day Hex Tour and fishing with Lance Gray, followed by a one-day PFF Fishout the following day.

Update: For PFF members who want to try this tour and fishout but do not own personal watercraft, Lance has extra float tube and fins he can loan out.  Please contact the fishmaster for more details.

Hex Tour:

The meeting spot for this trip is Plumas Pines Resort at 1:00 pm. Plumas Pines Resort, 3000 Almanor Drive West, Canyon Dam, CA 95923 Directions: Off Highway 89 take a right on Almanor Drive West. Head East down towards the lake. After the dog leg right in the road – Plumas Pines Resort will be on your right-hand side.

The “Hex Tour” is a simple right to the point tour. The focus is the Hexagenia mayfly and the areas at Lake Almanor where it is found. We drive the west shore of the lake pointing out access areas, fishing tips for each fishing access and the equipment and flies that we use during our guiding operation. The tour is much more about where and when. We cover the entomology of the Hexagenia and why it’s found at Lake Almanor. This hands-on tour gives the fly fisher a firm understanding on the Hex.

The tour includes a lake front tri-tip dinner, rigging and an evening of fishing on the lake. The tour starts at 1:00pm and ends at dark after fishing. Handouts on the tour are provided, including a map of the lake, equipment and rigging setups and a breakdown of the areas where you will find the Hex.

Note: Optional Hex fly pack with flies tied by Lance is available for $45.00 and must be ordered directly from Lance by April 15.

Tour fee is $95 per angler for the tour, minimum of 5 anglers, maximum 8.

Price includes optional transportation, a lake front dinner, beverages, and snacks during the day. Handouts for the tour will include maps, access areas, flies, special setups, equipment recommended and other special features that pertain to the fisheries. A complete list of all equipment needed is listed below.  The Fishmaster will send attendees a release and information form they must sign and return to Lance Gray.

Guests must possess a valid California fishing license and need to bring their own equipment, wading gear and personal watercraft (float tubes or pontoons).  Some equipment rentals are available if needed.

Equipment: Hex Hatch Tour Guest Equipment List.pdf

Confirmation package click HERE.

This package must be sent to Lance Grey when you register. Please note: per above, if you are ordering a Hex fly box, you must order directly from Lance by April 15.

Lodging/Restaurants: Hex Hatch Tour Lodging and Restaurants.pdf 

PFF Fishout: Saturday, July 9

The preliminary plan for the PFF fishout (for tour attendees) is as follows:

  • Meet and fish in the morning in our personal watercraft at Butt Valley Reservoir, which is near Lake Almanor and offers excellent fishing on its own.
  • Break early afternoon and relocate to a beach and picnic area at Lake Almanor.  We will have a late-afternoon BBQ lunch/dinner provided by PFF.
  • Use our knowledge gained from Lance's tour to fish the Hex hatch Saturday starting late afternoon or early evening. 


  • The final arrangements and details for the Saturday fishout activities will be shared via email prior to the fishout.
  • As an alternative to staying in local lodging, we are investigating camping options at Butt Valley Reservoir.  More information will be posted later.
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