The McCloud River


The McCloud River is home of the historic McCloud strain of rainbow trout.  The McCloud River is the majority origin of rainbow trout introduced to rivers around the globe and thus offers a special experience for the anglers who seek her water.  As a fishery it offers the opportunity for anglers to test their skills against one of its prized redside rainbows or oversized trophy Browns. As a testimate to beauty it is unparalleled. Designated as a wild and scenic river by Congress it offers a true wilderness experience.  With spring fed headwaters originating off majestic Mt. Shasta and terminating a short 50 miles later in Shasta Lake this river offers a surprising variety of riffles, boulders, large pools and deep runs, through dense forest of pines and oaks. The natural beauty of the river can be very seductive, luring you away from the task at hand … catching one of its wild and native fish. It offers a mix of both dry fly and nymph fishing but the skilled fly fisherman can catch fish here any way they choose. The river experiences an abundance of hatches.  Stoneflies early season, Mayflies and Caddis almost everyday and the famous Oct. Caddis hatch in the fall.. This is truly a must fish river for all fly fishermen who visit and Wild Waters Fly Fishing can enhance your day with one of its experienced McCloud River guides.