Ray is a delightful guy and seasoned fly fisher who typically visits us for a trip or two each season and this spring decided to sample the Lower Sacramento River in pursuit of trophy Rainbows, with local guide Craig Nielsen. You can imagine their surprise when on the second cast of the day Ray hooked and landed a rare trophy Brown Trout to enter Shasta Trout’s Hawg of Fame. Finding a Brown Trout on the Lower Sac is a bit like a Big Foot or Loch Ness Monster sighting, you hear of people seeing them but perhaps never quite believe it until you see them with your own eyes. The big Brown came on a black rubberlegs pattern dead drifted under an indicator from a drift boat.
Ray and Craig enjoyed spectacular weather and great fishing to go with some fair catching once the bugs got going in the afternoon. With continued great weather and consistently improving hatches the bite on the Lower Sac this weekend picked up even more, consider this your invitation the get here now!
Springtime is when we experience some of our most epic days on the Lower Sac, drop us a line if you are headed our way, we are always pleased to share the latest on conditions whether you are seeking guide service or not.