November 2016 Archives - AC Fly Fishing - Lower Sacramento River Fly Fishing
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November 2016

The Lower Sac

Lower Sacramento River   The Sac is currently flowing at 5,000 cubes out of Keswick. Per usual for wintertime flows. Due to the lack of Salmon in the river we had an abbreviated "egg drop" compared to years past. Even with the lack of salmon spawning we still had very good trout fishing on the river. You can checkout some of the evidence here. Variety has been on the menu recently.. Big bugs, ity-bity bugs, and eggs have all been catching fish. Each day has been a little different so getting creative and changing your depths, weight, and flies will be important. Fish have certainly moved into their winter holding spots. There will be a small, steady flow of Winter Salmon into the river in the coming months so fishing the egg in certain spots...

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Fall Fishing Report

Lower Sac- Well, the presence of spawning Salmon is pretty much non-existent this Fall on the Sac. The Egg drop never quite happened. Pretty sad to see dozens and dozens of empty spawning redds. Even with the lack of Spawning salmon, we have had some good to very good fishing most days. If you show up expecting to catch a bunch of fish in shallow water behind Kings - you may have been disappointed. We have been catching most of our fish on bugs.. in the redds and in bug water. Some days it's been caddis and some days its been little baetis and mayflies. Like I said, even with the absence of spawning Salmon we have still managed to have some very good days out there. Trinity and Klamath- It...

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