Fishing the Pit River: A video by Mikey Weir for Cal Trout

The Pit River is one of our favorite rivers that we feature in our guide service.  It is renowned for it’s big chunky Rainbows and high catch rates, at least for those who were willing and able to to suffer the poison oak, rattlesnakes and treacherous wading.   A few years ago the dams on the Pit went through a relicensing project through FERC that increased the flows on the most popular reaches for fly fishers, Pit 3, 4 & 5.

Here is a recently released video my Mike E. Wier created for Cal Trout discussing the new flows and how they have impacted the fishing.  Enjoy!


Pit River California – CalTrout from California Trout on Vimeo.

For more information on the Pit River flows and relicensing, visit the Cal Trout website: The Pit River: What’s It Really Like?

One Comment

    Posted September 7, 2012 at 11:43 pm | Permalink

    I would agree that the water has cooled down significantly in four and five. Floated both in the past few days. I also think that there are more large fish in 3. As for the tougher wading, well it is tougher, however this will keep some people out. Not going to bother me.

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