I escaped for a winter afternoon on the Upper Sac, was driving downriver when I noticed an exit I fish regularly in summer and fall but have never sampled in winter as flows are always too high. The runs were in perfect condition but for the first hour I couldn’t get a touch. Changing flies I moved upstream. I finally got a tick on a soft hackle PT and a couple casts later my first fish. A couple more casts produced what I first thought was a huge fish then realized I had hooked a branch. Trying to free my flies the branch swam downstream to the shallow tailout, exposing a very large fish, me running in hot pursuit. I reached down to land her and she bolted down a fast water chute, a bit camera shy perhaps.
January Gems on the Upper Sac
This entry was written by Craig Nielsen, posted on February 1, 2009 at 8:52 pm, filed under Fishing Reports and tagged Fishing Guide, Fly Fishing, Upper Sacramento River, Winter fly fishing. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.