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  The Lower Sacramento River in Northern California is one of the top wild trout fisheries in the country. Some of the best water the Sac has to offer is found right in the middle of downtown Redding. This short video highlights some of the goodness the Sac has to offer. [vimeo 62229482]...

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Spring has Arrived

We have had some perfect weather here in the Redding area recently. Blue skies and 75 degree days have been the norm. I have been spending most of my days on the Sac from downtown Redding to Anderson. On the warmer days the caddis hatches have been THICK and the rainbows have been chowing. If you haven't been on the Sac yet this year - YOU ARE MISSING OUT! The river has been kicking out a lot of quality fish recently. As we move further into spring, the PMD hatches should start to kick off, keeping these big 'bows on the feed. For more reports on rivers in the area, check out Shasta Trout's blog. Here a few of the happy anglers that have been out on the Sac recently. ...

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Sac River Reports

It has been a fantastic February on the Lower Sac. Flows have been low and stable for the most part and the water is clearing still, slowly but surely. In the last week or so we have been getting a lot more fish to eat bugs over eggs which is an excellent sign of clearing water and warming  temps. We have had a few days of caddis explosions with the warmer weather but it's definitely not in "full swing" yet. The weather man is projecting daytime temps in the 70s next week which should really get those big spring Brachycentrus caddis going strong. The wind has been the only thing that can put a damper on the day. . we have had some days of strong 15-25 mph winds which can...

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The Sac is Going OFF

The past couple of weeks on the Lower Sac have been VERY GOOD. Flows have been stable at 4500 cubes and the river is continuing to slowly clear, currently with 3-4 of visibility down towards Anderson. With the milky water the fish still seem to be poded up pretty good. The key to success is locating those pods and staying on them. Chances are you'll poke multiple fish from the same spot. We have seen some impressive fish come out of the Sac recently. ...

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Area Update

LOWER SAC We have had some crazy warm, 70 degree weather here the past couple of days in the Redding area.   And I am glad to report that the Sac has started fishing pretty well with the warming conditions. With the river slowly clearing the fish are starting to eat bugs much more consistently - although eggs patterns still seem to be the top producer. The best water for me recently has been the stretch from Bonny to Anderson. If this warm weather trend continues we will hope to see the big spring (brachycentrus) caddis hatches happen a bit early. Last year the caddis started to pop in mid-february, and we were treated to some EPIC dry fly fishing. Don't miss your chance to get out on this river in...

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Post-Weekend Report

I spent the past few days on the Lower Sac. For some unknown reason the Sac seemed to have lost visibility over the past couple of days. With the water clarity LOW and the temps COLD it made for some tough fishing conditions. The wind that decided to show up on Saturday and stick around through Sunday made things even tougher. Danny and Pat were up from the Bay Area for the weekend and decided to brave the tough conditions - they were up here to fish and fish we did. The theme on the Sac these days continues to be quality over quantity. These boys put some great fish in the net. Temps are going to be climbing into the high 60s the next few days. If the river...

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Winter on the Lower Sac

Winter on the Lower Sas is one of the best times of the year to hunt for big fish. The past week has proven just that. We haven't been getting big numbers of fish like we were the previous few months - but we are getting some really quality fish. The river conditions haven't changed much in the past week - there is still about 2 feet of visibility on the top float. Check out some of the fish that have made it to the net recently.. ...

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Holiday Update

There have been a lot of ups and downs in the past few weeks. Some pretty serious storms have come and gone, rivers have raged and dropped back into shape, it has rained sideways, snowed cotton balls, gusted over 40 and the sun has even shined down on us for a few days. As of right now the Lower Sac has less than a foot of visibility. I don't see that changing for at least a week or so as the source of the mud is Keswick Res. Before the Sac blew out it was gangbusters up through town. As soon as the river starts to clear a bit - things should pick up where they left off. In the winter months the Lower Sac is usually at her best with...

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LKK – Summer Sessions

Time off for a fishing guide in Alaska is a rare thing, so when we do manage to get some we try and make the best of it. After watching clients whale on fish day in and day out - it's nice to get a few ourselves. Check out some footage from this past summer 2012: AK 2012...

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