I stopped into the Ted Fay Flyshop in Dunsmuir to resupply some local patterns and chew a little fat with Bob and Joe. Another customer, Lou was already in conversation so I joined in. It turns out that Lou is an avid angler and guide having recently moved from Cincinatti, Ohio. We decided to share an afternoon on the Upper Sac and compare notes. We had both been fishing the upper river where conditions have been near perfect but opted to scout out some runs down river as flows have been steadily declining. Lou was rewarded in the first run with three very nice fish. Of course I left the camera in the car missing the photo opps. We continued to scout upstream, finding about half the runs still a bit higher than we might like. In the last run we ticked a few, jumped a few, and landed a few, including the pic of the chunky ‘bow that Lou kindly took. The smallest fish of the day was probably 14-16″. Still trying to figure out where the little ones go all winter? What a treat, good fishing, good scenery and great company. We are looking forward to getting together again later this week on the Lower Sac.
Upper Sac April 3rd
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