The weather in Redding continues to be warm and the fishing on the Lower Sacramento River remains hot! We spotted a couple bald eagles again yesterday, a few river otter and many geese and ducks showing their new offspring around. Flows out of Keswick bumped up slightly again yesterday to 10,500 cfs which threw the superb afternoon bite off a bit but with no scheduled releases in the forecast and continued near perfect weather in the forecast we expect the excellent bite to return for the weekend. At current flows wading opportunities are very limited, we recommend you schedule a driftboat trip with one of our local guides and enjoy these superb conditions while they last!
The sunny weather has the summer caddis hatching in force. with the cloud cover yesterday getting the Pale Morning Duns going again. Hatches of Yellow Sallies and Goldenstones continue to build with a few BWO’s and spring caddis still showing. The bite remains best midday with early mornings remaining slower. There are still a few Rainbows spawning, particularly on the upper river which anglers should avoid targeting.
Dry fly fishing is very spotty with most fish coming on small nymphs under indicators, with PMD patterns (Pheasant Tails and Beadhead Poxy PMD’s) and summer caddis imitations (Birdsnests and Fox PooPahs) finding the most fish. Some good sized Rainbows are still finding their way to our nets, one of our guests was surprised to land a 30″er without much a fight ;>) . Drop us a line for the latest on conditions or to schedule one our great local guides. We hope to see you soon!