Fly fishing on the Lower Sacramento River has been hot, as is the catching! Several guests this past week enjoyed spectacular success and some of the best trophy trout fishing of their lives. Mark and Jeff traveled down from Oregon to sample the bounty and went home to spread the word. Dick, a regular guest, just drove across his home town of Redding on a return trip with another good friend Mike, who fishes rarely but well. Caddis hatches have taken the main stage with the bite taking off late morning and continuing ’til dusk. Some Mayflies continue to pop in the afternoon but have waned in the past few days. Cooler weather is in the forecast which should make fishing more comfortable while the catching should remain outstanding. The evening dry fly bite continues to be illusive but good when you find it.
Evening dry fly fishing continues to be exceptional, particularly on the Fall River where the Hexagenia Mayfly hatch is seeing it’s last days. If you have not experienced this event, consider this your final notice to get here now. The afternoon bite on our local freestones, including the McCloud, Upper Sac and Pit Rivers has waned, most anglers, as well as our guides, are opting to fish early and late and nap and tie flies midday. Flows on these gems have reached their summer levels with miles of wadable water and few other anglers around.
Rick, a returning guest opted for a walk and wade trip on the Upper Sac after fishing local streams with our guides from boats this spring. He took it easy but still managed to land a few fish and hook many more. The owner of Shasta Trout, Craig Nielsen also hosted a club outing for the Shasta Trinity Fly Fishers in nearby Redding for a day on the Upper Sac. Most anglers found a few fish in the morning and headed home as the day warmed and the fishing slowed, and missed the best part of the day which has been late in the day when the sun goes off the water.
To help you take advantage of the great fishing, our group special continues through the end of the month. Bring family or friends and hire two guides for a day (or longer) and receive 20% off. Save $160 per day or more, guide fees are $395 per day reduced to $315, or $80 off per guide per day. Contact us now to schedule remaining prime dates with the finest local guides, this offer expires August 31st.