On the way home from the Spey Casting Clinic Sunday on the Lower Sac I took the opportunity to check out the flows and fishing on the lower portion of the Upper Sac. The exceptionally warm weather has been bringing up flows dramatically and I was interested in seeing what the river looked like and the impact on the fishing. After an all day CPR and First Aid Class on Tuesday, I was also itching to get out so on Wednesday I drove to some runs midriver where I have done well during high flows in the past. On both occassions I found fish on the grab but the increase in flows by Wednesday dramatically reduced the amount of fishable water as well as the water clarity. On each occassion I found fish willing to sample a dry but not suprisingly had more consistent success fishing the deeper softer flows with nymphs. The bugs are really starting to pop. I can’t wait for the cooler temps in the forecast and expect the river to really turn on when the flows drop back down.
Upper Sac, April 19th & 22nd
This entry was written by Craig Nielsen, posted on April 27, 2009 at 1:57 pm, filed under News and tagged Fishing Guide, Fly Fishing, Northern California, Shasta Trout, Upper Sacramento River. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.