Conditions could not be much better on the McCloud and Upper Sacramento Rivers and the fishing has been superb! Flows on the Upper Sac are low and clear while some glacial melt has made it’s way into the McCloud helping to disguise anglers approach and create conditions that are much less technical than we saw earlier in the season.
Nymphing has produced best early in the day with dry fly fishing becoming productive once the sun goes off the water. A few Stoneflies are still about though fish are not as keyed on them as they were the past few weeks. Several species of Mayflies and Caddis are out in force and fish have been taking them all. The weather forecast for Mount Shasta is calling for ideal weather with daytime temps in the 80’s so if you are looking to escape the heat I recommend making the pilgrimage to enjoy some splendid fishing. I do have a few openings in the coming weeks so drop me a line if you are seeking one of the finest local guides.