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Orvis-endorsed Oasis Springs Lodge has a stellar location. "Oasis Springs truly stands out. Whether you're a first-timer or an expert, you won't likely return from a day on the river without making several beautiful catches. Our private trout stream is home to steelhead, salmon and trout. The season here runs from the last Saturday in April to November 15."

More than fifteen pools spread over six pristine miles of private trout stream make Oasis Springs heaven on earth for fly-fishing. Our river is special because:

  • It's home to a healthy, thriving ecosystem with frogs, turtles, water snakes, fresh-water mussels and a bug life second to none.
  • Pure spring water with a little snow melt from neighboring volcanic peaks make for crystal-clear, pollution-free water.
  • Our fly-fish only, catch-and-release policy maintains the natural balance of the river and preserves it for your next visit.
  • Its natural course creates easier pools, like the homepool right in front of the lodge, as well as more challenging pools for advanced fishermen.

Steve's Remarks

This is a remarkable spring creek. Under its catch and release policy, it has some of the largest native wild fish in California. Rainbow trout above 25 inches are fairly common. My son largest catch was a beautiful 36 inch male caught a mile below the spillway.


Paynes Creek, California
Company: Chickering Company
Agent: Terry Hundemer
Phone: (530) 265-5774


OASIS SPRINGS LODGE Mt. Lassen Foothills, Tehama County, California One of the only fly-fishing resorts located within a short drive of the San Francisco Bay Area, the ten guestroom Oasis Springs Lodge overlooks a private crystal clear trout stream on the lower flanks of Mount Lassen. The Lodge property encompasses over 1,100 acres of meadows interspersed with blue oak woodlands and punctuated by fresh water springs, ferns, alders and willows along the South Fork of Battle Creek. A true fly-fishermans oasis, the Lodge was formerly endorsed by Orvis. Operate as a guest lodge or as a private family retreat.

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