The McCloud River has been left alone by most anglers and we have seen it slowly recover from a massive Mud Creek glacial silt flood. The water went from brown to green in a period of two weeks yet it has enough visibility to fish. Any steelhead fisherman would show up and see its color and say “oh hell yeah” but the fishing has been difficult. That said some very nice fish have been put in the net. Adjusting to the conditions and fishing with off color techniques has paid off big time for a few of our guides. The Reservoir on the other hand is filled to the brim with fish and non crowded days can give some excellent stillwater fishing.
The Upper Sacramento River has been fair to good fishing this last week. The lower end of the river is holding some nice trout. Waters temperatures are warm so mid day fishing is not advised. Early morning is the time to fish the lower stretches of the Upper Sac. In the mid day move to the Upper stretches of the river. Water is still very cold in the Cantera Loop area and small trout are looking up for dry flies. The river access in Dunsmuir is fishing very well and lunch at the Dunsmuir Brewery has been a highlight for everyone. Continue Reading →