The Lower Sac has continued to kick out some great fishing over the past few weeks. The hatches have gotten better as the flows have started to come up. The river is currently sitting at 7k cubes and will likely stay around this number as summer rolls around. For those of you who were concerned about the river “closure” please don’t worry. The river is only going to be closed from the HWY 44 bridge up, which really only takes away about a mile of trout water from us. There is over 30 miles of great trout water below this, so there is no need to worry. This closure will be lifted on August 1st. This is one of the best options in California for wild rainbow trout that will bend your 6wt to the cork.
I had the please of working with Wild Waters on the McCloud for the opener. It was great to be out of the boat for a few days, tromping around through the river and woods again. The hatches weren’t too big yet and there weren’t very many stones out and about. This should start to happen pretty soon.. PMDs and small caddis were on the menu.