Its been a great summer and the crew at Wild Waters Fly Fishing has been helping people catch fish all over our local waters. I couldn’t be more proud of the guys right now. Great guide trips coming from all around. Although the fishing has slowed on the McCloud and Upper Sac they still continue to produce everyday. The help of a good guide might teach some of the tricks to mid summer success. The Lower Sac continues to produce trout everyday as usual and some big ones are being hooked pretty regularly right now. But its not all about work all the time. We’ve been getting out and having some fun too.
We started off March with heavy rains. Norther California and Souther Oregon rivers swelled with much needed water. Some rivers didn’t become fishable for the entire month. Among the rivers that did settle was the Sacramento. The upper sac is still pushing with good amounts of water but plenty of fishing exists from the bank and fish are available within striking distance. The lower sac has dropped well into shape and flows from Shasta lake are back to low. The fishing has been in the “red hot” category for now and we expect great fishing to continue for the next couple months.
Shasta Lake filling up
When a bunch of steelhead guides get out to go fishing, we spend a good amount of time chilling on the side of the river laughing at each other. All part of a great day on the water!
Anthony and I took out the jet boat! Talk about a fun toy. We drove around on the big river and up some of the small creeks. They weren’t so small at the time though.The Sac is back and the fat rainbows that live here are on the feed.
It was a very successful Autumn season in the State of Jefferson. Our local rivers held strong with many fishable days and good runs of steelhead, mixed with some of the best trout fishing of the season. We haven’t been sharing many pictures this season, so this a great opportunity for you to see what Sept. Oct. Nov. and Dec 2015 brought to the Klamath River, McCloud River, Upper and Lower Sacramento Rivers, Rogue River, and the Trinity River. Lots and lots of great photos here with contribution from all of the Wild Waters guides, our loyal clients, Adam McNamara, Tom Evenson, Darren Campbell, and Val Atkinson. Please take the time to check them all out.
Sometimes I have to stop and take a picture of the valley. This time I decided to stand in the middle of the Interstate to get the truck and the boat in the shot. Not a car passed the entire time I was stopped. Sunrise and on the way to work
Our first steelhead trip of the year happens in Sept. Heres a shot of Ellis, setting up the kitchen and prepping for the next 4 days
Looking pretty shiny…
You see some crazy things down river. This road is literally amazing. So many turns. Sometimes you get stuck behind this guy, but I guess that beats coming the other direction around this corner.
Adam McNamara holds one of the cleanest fish I had the pleasure of meeting all year. We had a great time with a awesome group of people that stayed down at Paradise Point. Adam thanks for putting this together and all your help.
Wait, what? Nothing?
The McCloud river is running with a little less color every day. We are seeing very few hatching bugs (some) but fish still seam eager to eat in summer holding water. The upper sac is still low and clear but cold nights in Mt. Shasta have been helping the water temps stay down. We eagerly await the large numbers of fish coming up the Klamath and Trinity rivers but patience is still in order for our sections of the river. Guided steelhead trips officially start next week for us but the scouting has been fun. As we approach the fall the Wild Waters calendar is filling up fast as just about every river we know turns on in its own way. We hope to see you out there.
I made a trip out to see Colorado, my family and my oldest friends. All in all a better than great time! My dad and I went for an awesome adventure. One I will never forget. Down into the Black canyon, on a route I dare not mention. This place makes any wading on the McCloud or the Pit seem like a walk in the park. Huge thanks to Jeremy and Naomi for helping us get in out of the canyon safely, and for being great company! A truly epic day.
Wild Waters has been all over the place this May. The fishing has been good and we’ve been experiencing some great dry fly fishing on the Upper Sac and McCloud Rivers. Green Drakes have shown on the rainy days. And those magical hatches and feeding frenzies have blessed a few of our anglers. The Lower Sac still is providing some of the best fishing around. Anthony Carruesco, Chuck and John have been spending a good amount of time fishing from 44 bridge all the way to Balls Ferry. Meanwhile all the way up on the Sandy River was this years annual Spey Clave. A great event with a lot of knowledge shared amounts some of the biggest names in the industry. Don’t miss it next year. Continue Reading →
As the cold weather comes in, so do the Winter fish. Its time to break out the big guns and the good jackets. So far in our region mother nature has been fair with a good mix of heavy rain followed by some nice Winter sunshine. The Klamath remains in great shape below the dam and tributaries are running clear at the moment. We’ve been spending some time on the Rogue as well. Also a bit of driving, looking for clear water. We welcome you to take a look at how the winter has started off for us….But as for us we are heading back out.
Fall is here. Cool nights and much needed rain have receded forest fires along the Klamath River. The smoke is finally gone and fish are being caught throughout the river. Salmon, steelhead and half pounders are finding the net’s of our guides. Swinging flies with floating lines has been very productive. We love the traditional flies but those super pounders seem to chase anything that moves. Flows are a bit higher than normal coming out of Iron Gate dam and a second flow increase is predicted. Its a great time to go fishing in the State of Jefferson.
We’ve been fishing all over the North State. Lots to report, but for now Lower Sacramento still kicking down some great guided fly fishing.
Trout season is open and we are fishing all over… looking forward to a great Spring, fly fishing in Northern California.
The sun sets on our Winter Steelhead season as spring arrives. As in each Winter we chased these fish all over the Northwest. Now the hot days of Summer and wet wading are just around the corner.
Two groups for two days each, on the Rogue river. With a house just a couple hundred yards from the boat ramp we stayed, played, and enjoyed some cold weather steelhead fishing. A really great couple of trips!!! Hope to see you next year. Lots of great photos here…..