Flows on the Lower Sacramento River dropped to fishable levels last week so several of us headed out to check out the bite. We were very pleasantly surprised! While springtime can be an exceptional time on this river, the number of grabs and size and health of the big Rainbows after so much heavy water was a welcome relief. Craig treated Bill to a spectacular spring day with his father Paul, a scratch golfer, who fishes rarely but did his best to keep his count up ;>) Bill hooked a fish within seconds of making his first cast and was on them nonstop all day.
Jim brought a group of friends up and were hosted by great local guides Gabe Durand and Chris King and the catching was down right silly good. Early in the day the fish chowed on Pheasant Tail nymphs, changing their preference slightly to beadhead PMD’s as the hatch progressed and more bugs showed. Later in the afternoon both spring caddis, size 16 in olive brown or black Birdsnets were the ticket until the bigger summer caddis started to pop when the Fox Poopah took stage. We found numerous fish in the riffs as well as the flats. With flows dropping even more this week the great action is likely to continue. Consider this your complimentary notice to get here now! While we have several guests scheduled, most of the finest local guides have several dates still available, just drop a line to join us and help celebrate spring the best way we know how!