Tag Archives: Spring

Fly Fishing Guide’s report: McCloud, Upper and Lower Sac, Klamath & Hat Creek

Deschutes Redband dry fly magic

May 27th Flows on rivers in the Shadow of Shasta have fallen and the weather is perfect with the biggest hatches of the season just days away.  The famed Golden Stone and Salmonfly hatches are just beginning to show with a host of Mayflies, Sallies, and Caddis numbers increasing daily.  This past week I have […]

Klamath River Chrome


April 15, 2016 I fished the Klamath a few days this week.  The river dropped again and flows are now at 1420 cfs with water temps at 54-55 degrees, which is ideal!  The water color is still a bit off at one and one half to two feet or so, I prefer water that has […]

Good fly fishing forecast for the Upper and Lower Sacramento Rivers

TomSteele, Northern California fly fishing guide poses a hefty spring Rainbow

It must be Monday because I awoke with snow on the ground again this morning.  To see snow last Monday was a bit of a surprise but after a week of relatively mild spring weather it came as a real shock today.  Fortunately this appears to be the end of the cold weather for a […]

Fly fishing on Lower Sacramento River remains hot!

Rose pleased with her first ever fly caught fish, a trophy Lower Sacramento River Rainbow!

The weather in Redding continues to be warm and the fishing on the Lower Sacramento River remains hot!   We spotted a couple bald eagles again yesterday, a few river otter and many geese and ducks showing their new offspring around.  Flows out of Keswick bumped up slightly again yesterday to 10,500 cfs which threw […]

Fly fishing on the Lower Sacramento River heats up

Dave & Leighton enjoy a double below the Sundial Bridge

The weather in the Northstate has turned sunny and warm and the fishing on the Lower Sacramento River has heated up.  Spring has sprung with flowers in full bloom and ducks and geese hatching out their young.  We have seen many Osprey fishing for their young and spotted bald eagles most everyday.  A Pair of […]

Northern California fly fishing guides preview: McCloud & Fall Rivers, Hat Creek opener, Upper & Lower Sac, & Pit Rivers

Beautiful Lower Sacramento River springtime trophy Rainbow

The General Trout Season opens this Saturday, April 28th! This weekend will be your first opportunity to sample the McCloud, Hat Creek and Fall River this season.  The National Weather Service is forecasting near perfect weather with daytime temps in the 70’s.  Our year round rivers including the Lower Sac and Pit Rivers are fishing […]

Nor Cal fly fishing guide Matt Formento reports on Lower Yuba River

Roll Cast on the Yuba

“Under the Bridge” April 24th This report recently posted by guide Matt Formento: I went for a little float down the Yuba yesterday with Anthony, hoping to find a fish or two willing to eat on the surface. We didn’t find any willing to appease our wish but we were able to run into a […]