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McCloud River Fishing Report Thursday July 14th

Bollibokka and the Nature Conservancy are experiences some phenomenal fishing, too bad its only for a couple hours a day. Mid-day is tougher out there. Some of our peers are boasting midges with 7x, but I don’t even own 7x. It has been great wet wading/swimming and though fishing this time of year is not a number game, at least some big ones are coming to the net. This is my favorite times to chase big trout. If you are a “match the hatch” fisherman, stick with the Yellow Sallies and PMDs. Caddis and stonefly nymphs are more important then their adult dry form, but soon the shady spots will have mid day caddis hatches worth fishing.  More and more bear sightings means there are some black berries to eat so no need to pack snacks. Have fun out there.

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Fishing Report June 29, 2016

Gotta Be Two Fisted At Times On The McCloud ... This Is Grad School Stuff

Gotta Be Two Fisted At Times On The McCloud … This Is Grad School Stuff

June is always the rocking time of the year and so far this year it has not disappointed. The snow melt has diminished, the days are warm, the bugs are out … perfect formula. Wild Waters Fly Fishing guest have been having fun and success on the McCloud, Upper Sac, Klamath, Trout Lake, McCloud Reservoir, and Lake Siskiyou. Early and late trips to the lakes has been producing large and small mouth bass with Lake Siskiyou offering its “secret” evening Hex chasing. Right now the Upper Sac is just about at summer flows. Mornings and midday fishing is all about nymphs and getting them down. Fish those runs, seams and slow tail outs deep (on the bottom) and tight line the oxygenated riffles for best results. Late evening hatches depend on which stretch you prefer but I suggest mid river up for you dry fly aficionados. The McCloud has been the McCloud, starting to cloud up a bit, cranky one day and game on the next. The Stonefly hatch has moved up river above Ah Di Na. Again nymphing here DEEP gets you the best results along with a dry/dropper in the pocket water. Grabs are quick so be ready to stick it to them when you see the slightest movement on that indicator.

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McCloud Gold

Candice First Fish On A Fly Rod

Candice First Fish On A Fly Rod

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McCloud Gold 2

There Were Players Here

There Were Players Here

Upper Sac Slab

Upper Sac Slab

Zenning Out On The McCloud

Zenning Out On The McCloud

Wild Waters Clinc On The McCloud ....Marjorie & John

Wild Waters Clinc On The McCloud ….Marjorie & John

Another Mt. Shasta Moment

Another Mt. Shasta Moment

McCloud Tiger Lillies Beckon

McCloud Tiger Lillies Beckon

Hang On Naomi
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Enjoy these photos of an epic Bollibokka trip, guided by Carl Mogerley.
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McCloud River Fishing Report, June 17 2016.

Its currently raining here in Mt Shasta and the rivers have seen less people on them during these cold days. The bug life has been loving this weather and the McCloud River is seeing all kinds of bug activity. We’ve seen three different types of drakes, pmds, yellow sallies and golden stoneflies. Its a great time to throw dry flies. Most days its pretty damn good fishing so come on out. Please enjoy some pics from last week.

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McCloud and Upper Sac Rivers Fishing Report June 9th 2016

The McCloud River and Upper Sacramento are both fishing very well. Expect slow times of the day as well as moments of brilliance as the trout are looking up and eating dries. PMDs Drakes and Golden Stones are all on the menu.

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Lindsay with a nice McCloud Loch Leven Brown.

 

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Its in the net. McCloud River.

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The McCloud

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If you spot them.

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You got them. McCloud River Loch Leven Brown.

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The Filson vest with over 1500 days on it. Starting to look a bit worn.

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First fish on a fly for Joal on the Upper Sacramento. Photo by Wild Waters Guide Carl Mogerley aka Carlos aka Klamath Carl.

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Wet wading season on the Upper Sacramento. Photo by Carl Mogerley aka Carlos aka Klamath Carl.

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The McCloud River’s glacial waters. Photo by Carl Mogerley aka Carlos aka Klamath Carl.

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Upper Sacramento two hander. Photo by Carl Mogerley

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Swinging soft hackles on the Upper Sacramento. Photo by Carl Mogerley.

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Mark on the Upper Sacramento. Photo by Carl Mogerley.

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The tracks of theUpper Sacramento. Photo by Carl Mogerley

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Upper Sacramento. Photo by Carl Mogerley.

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Upper Sacramento. Photo by Carl Mogerley

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Fish On! Upper Sacramento. Photo by Carl Mogerley aka Carlos aka Klamath Carl.

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Upper Sacramento. Photo by Carl Mogerley aka Carlos aka Klamath Carl.

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Upper Sacramento. Photo by Carl Mogerley.

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The beach on the McCloud River.

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The McCloud River

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Carl at work on the McCloud River

McCloud River. Photo by Chuck V

McCloud River. Photo by Chuck V

McCloud River. Photo by Chuck V

McCloud River. Photo by Chuck V

McCloud River. Photo by Chuck V

McCloud River. Photo by Chuck V

One of the greatest fisherman.

One of the greatest fisherman.

McCloud River. Photo by Chuck V

McCloud River. Photo by Chuck V

Mt Shasta area is fishing fantastic.

The waters around Mt Shasta, especially The Upper Sac and McCloud Rivers are fishing fantastic. Hatches of Grey and Green Drakes, PMDs and Golden Stones are prevalent. The fish have spread out throughout the pocket water and looking for a meal. Tie on some big bugs and let them fly. The McCloud saw some crowds over Memorial Weekend but most had great fishing. The Nature Conservancy was filled to capacity, but the fishing was so good everyone was smiling. With crystal clear water and crowds the fish are getting educated fast, but with proper approach and presentation they slam it.

What a great time to be on the McCloud and Upper Sacramento Rivers.  Enjoy some photos.

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Bass ponds and lakes have offered up some explosive takes on topwater in the early mornings

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Part Toy / Part Tool but she is going to open up some new water for us!

Its a sad day when you find out your fishing buddy is moving away. But then you find out he is moving to Florida, buying a flats boat and selling you his raft.

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May 27, 2016 McCloud & Upper Sac by Rick Cox

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Raining on the party these days and the fishing has dropped off. Forecasters saying will be this way for most of the week but clearing for the Memorial Day weekend stampede. Both the Upper Sac and McCloud have been cranky lately but should start heating up soon, we just need to get this wet stuff out of the way.

The USac flows are creeping down and are at 575 cfs, not ideal but definitely worth fishing. The upper sections have a few Salmonflies out and about …. Caddis, Yellow Sallies and Mayflies were starting to show, but this rain has put the kibosh on the bug hatch. You might see some Baetis hatches though as I witnessed Friday so be prepared. We are still managing to pick up some nice fish though ….. nymphing with a nice swing at the end of the drift (my fav) got Pat G. a nice beefy brownie above Dunsmuir the other day.

The McCloud was it usual McCrowd up until the weather moved in and has quieted down as a result, resting until the next surge. I predict that fishing will improve here, hatches as usual will explode and finding your own personal rock to fish from will be a challenge. But it is what it is and you cannot find a better river to spend a day on for fishing and scenery ….. so cowboy up and have fun. The Salmonfies are around, am starting to see some Drakes, occasional Mayflies and a few Caddis but so far not much top feeding … unless you throw a dry/dropper in some pocket water.

Some Days You Just Love The Scenery

Some Days You Just Love The Scenery

Other Days When It's Dumping ..... Well @#%&!

Other Days When It’s Dumping ….. Well @#%&!

But There's Nothing Like These Beautiful McBows

But There’s Nothing Like These Beautiful McBows

Boot's Ass Getting Some Butterfly Love

Boot’s Ass Getting Some Butterfly Love

Then There's Some Salmonfly Love Too

Then There’s Some Salmonfly Love Too

Upper Sac Brownie

Upper Sac Brownie

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October 28, 2015 Fishing Report

The Brownies have been active on the McCloud, the gorgeous fall weather continues and the October Caddis are blanketing the river the last couple of hours of daylight. The native browns as opposed to the less stylish Shasta Lake run browns are busting out in their finest colors to match the colors of fall. Also the McCloud Rainbows have joined in the gig …. they are all holding a dance card for you. It’s a spectacle that only occurs this time of year and you best get your ticket and pack your bags, there’s only a few more weeks left till “Party Over”.

The Upper Sac is also fishing well. The drill is nymph mornings and afternoons then when the October Caddis start their party use a stimmie/dropper. You will find the October Caddis concentrated from Sims up river and are especially THICK from Dunsmuir to Ney Springs.

The Klamath River just gets better and better each day with fresh fish showing from Happy Camp up to Iron Gate Dam. The last 3 weeks here have been memorable so enjoy the fish porn below …. wishing you were here.

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Montana Daze

My annual tour of Montana recently took me through the southwestern part of the state. Along with my pals Buster and Derf we fished 8 rivers in 3 weeks either floating or wading. Bears and moose were encountered but we survived to fish another day. We used the full arsenal of flies and methods with the collateral damage being 3 broken rods. Mothers little helpers … 2 bottles of Ibuprofen for the sore knees and backs, 75 cappuccinos (I brought a machine) and copious quantities of pastries. Enjoy the shots and put this area on your bucket list.

Rick Cox

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Sept. 17th Fishing Report

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.

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September 3rd, 2015. Fishing Report.

There are signs of Fall on the horizon.  Colored leaves and cool nights, have things changing up here in the State of Jefferson. The McCloud River remains very colored up with about 28 inches of visibility, however the fish have been eating and looking healthy. We’ve had some epic battles with brutes and some wonderful fish to hand. Though there is very little dry fly action right now, some of our bigger rainbows were still taken off the surface. The Upper Sac has really benefited from the cool nights and some great fishing is being reported. The Lower Sacramento is to remain your best bet for big fish but if you put your ear in the Klamath River you can hear them coming.  A wad of salmon, steelhead and half pounders are pouring their way up the lower river and heading our way.  We are keeping a close eye on their progress.  It is an annual event and that time is here. They are coming.

 

 

 

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To the rope at the Nature Conservancy.

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Where the big one got away.

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So good to see you Barr!  We don’t get to do this enough anymore
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Its that time of year again.  An awesome sunrise every morning!  Guides day off and were going fishing!Bobber and bead downWe put the bobber rod down to swing a run.

big fishWhat a treat!  These early fish are always a gamble.

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August 20th 2015, Fishing Report.

The McCloud river is holding strong with 2′ or more of visibility.  We have been seeing some very healthy fish come to the net.  Hatches are not easy to find but fish have been reacting to a variety of different bugs throughout the day and into the evening.  On the Lower Sac fishing remains hot.  These fish are really showing what the Lower Sac is all about, with some of the fattest bellies on trout I have ever seen.  If you feel like trout are easy to land, your not fishing here.  The Upper Sac is low and clear and the upper sections have been providing some good fishing for the less experienced anglers.  McCloud Res. is full of fish and were not having any problem picking up good numbers on any given day.  Some hatches are still happening out there in the early morning and later part of the evening.

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August 13th fishing report

The McCloud blew out a few weeks ago and has been on a steady rate of recovery ever since. She’s back to her glacial color and providing some good fishing. Some big fish have made our anglers days while the average fish is still in the 10-12 inches. Afternoon hatches have been slim but the fish will still feed off the surface. Stick to your favorite attractors or match the yellow sally for best top water success. We will be out there a lot over the next weeks so stay tuned for more fishing reports on the McCloud River.

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Besides the McCloud, Our Guides have been on the Rogue catching some Salmon and Summer Steelhead.

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