Fly Fishing is Outstanding in the Shadow of Shasta!

BradMossbraeJuly 3rd Happy Independence Day!

Fly fishing in the shadow of Shasta has been outstanding the past few weeks with ideal flows, water conditions and weather.  The bugs of spring including Goldenstones, large and small mayflies along with several Caddis, remain prolific and the evening dry fly fishing has been magical.  Fishing a dry-dropper combo during the day continues to produce which makes for very enjoyable fishing.  Flows have dropped to the point that highsticking pocket water is also an excellent option.

IMGP0003Sac dry fly beautyBradUSacMy guiding days and evenings have been recently spent on the McCloud and Upper Sacramento Rivers, as the weather on the Lower Sac has been scorching and water temps on the Klamath have become too tepid to catch and release safely.   Flows on the Upper Sac and McCloud are ideal.  The forecast for the coming weeks call for clear conditions and moderate temps making walking and wading these freestone gems a treat. This weekend I spent some time on Lake Siskiyou with the family, kids and grandkids chasing Smallmouth Bass with poppers with the evening hatch of Hex’s just getting started.  What a hoot!  Fishing is so good everywhere I’ve been, it’s been difficult to decide on a destination each evening, a great problem to have after all the high water this spring.

Due to a change in family plans, I have a last minute opening this coming week.  If you would like to sample some of the bounty with a savvy local guide, just drop me a line.  I would very much enjoy sharing all that I can. Open dates July 6-10, 26-28, 31st.

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