A person couldn’t find a couple nicer guys to spend a day and fish with. Each season Jon and Carlo come up to fish the McCloud and unfortunately this year she wasn’t in the mood. A big storm blew in leaving little water to fish. Jon and Carlo braved the storm and plied the Upper Sac and Hat Creek and while Carlo tempted a few, Jon was not so lucky. The last day of their trip we decided to try the Lower Sac where the forecast had called for warm sunny weather, a welcome relief. The Lower Sac had been blown out but fellow guide, Mike Corley scouted it the evening before and gave us the thumbs up. A very lucky break. With these two good friends I knew the fishing would be great but as it turned out the catching was pretty great too! Jon carried the torch in the morning landing a fish in the second run, third run, fourth run a theme that would repeat itself. Carlo’s tough luck continued as he would hook fish but most managed to wiggle loose. Once we discovered a bent hook was the cultprit the fish stopped biting his flies ;>(. We stopped for lunch actually seeking shade as the only boat we saw all day drifted by. After lunch we changed Carlo’s dropper to a caddis pattern and despite a nice hatch of Mayflies it turned the bite around for him. He carried the torch to the take out as we even managed a couple double hook ups! An incredibly beautiful and productive day on a legendary river that neither one of them had experienced before! While they will certainly try their luck again on the McCloud we are now trying to fit a day in on the Lower Sac as well!
Hat Creek, Upper & Lower Sac May 5,6 &7
This entry was written by Craig Nielsen, posted on May 8, 2009 at 3:12 pm, filed under Client Trips and tagged Fly Fishing, Guide, Lower Sacramento River, Northern California, Shasta Trout. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.