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Lower Sacramento Fly Fishing Report

The Sac is currently sitting at 5k Cubes and flowing green. We've had some very good days out there recently for winter standards. Fish are more concentrated in their winter spots and eating a pretty diverse menu of bugs. Midges, Baetis, PMDs, Caddis, Stones and the round fly are catching quality fish right now. More than anything it's about putting it in the right spot.. they don't really like to move very far to eat your fly this time of year. There have been some big fish bending the rods recently. Expect more of the same for the coming weeks. Checkout more from the river here. GIFT CERTIFICATES ARE AVAILABLE!!! I was able to spend a little vacation time down in the Bayous and Marshlands of Louisiana last month with two of my...

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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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Last Minute Opening – October 28th

Fall fishing is in full swing right now on the Lower Sac. I just had a trip cancel for this coming Friday, October 28th. A little wet weather on the forecast this week should keep the fishing good. We have some of our very best fishing in the Fall during those rainy days. We've seen some a lot of quality fish hit the net the past few days.. Jump on it if you want to get in on some of the Fall goodness that the Sac has to offer. More Photos here. [caption id="attachment_51028" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] DCIM101GOPROGOPR1649.[/caption]...

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October Update

The highly anticipated "egg drop" has yet to really happen this Fall. There are VERY FEW Salmon in the system this year.. Which shouldn't be much of a surprise when you consider the reckless water management that has occurred over the past 5 years. You cant't leave salmon redds, loaded with eggs, a foot out of water every year and expect to see salmon return to the river. There is a myriad of problems these fish face but dewatering active spawning redds is at the heart of these issues. It's really unfortunate that the agriculture demand downstream influences our flows without any consideration for keeping a semi-healthy run of anadromous fish.  With that being said we have still had some great fishing on the Lower Sac. The big Caddis hatches...

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Back from Alaska

Just recently back from our two week Hosted Trip up to the Kenai Peninsula. Going from 110 degrees at home to 62 was a pretty nice change of pace. I almost forgot how to put waders on. The weather was a little wet during the first week and had the river bigger and dirtier than normal but she still produced multiple big fish opportunities to every angler each day. The small stream walk and wade fishing was very good as the sockeye were just starting to spawn and all the fish were keyed up on eggs. Sight fishing the skinny stuff behind spawning salmon is a blast. The second week brought a little reprieve from the rain and the river dropped and cleared up nicely. A lot more fish were...

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Opening Week and The Circus

Well, the opening week of the Upper portion of the Lower Sac was a Circus. The fish were, as we expected pretty eager to eat anything that resembled a dead drift. Plenty of boats that have no clue what they're doing out there were catching fish. That's swell and all but I prefer the days when you "do it right" you are rewarded. That being said it was a fun week of fishing for everyone who got to experience it. It was a little strange to go from seeing very few boats out there in June and July to seeing 30 plus boats on August 1..  The entire river is fishing very well right now so choosing to go downriver was the thing to do to find some solitude and great...

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Back to the Grind

It's been a pretty incredible last two weeks. I got married to the girl of my dreams. Got to spend our wedding weekend with some of the best friends and family anyone could ever have. Spent a week in Belize with Erika (I even got to fish a little bit). It's been a whirlwind of great times with great people. Now it's back to business. The Big river kicked out some very good fishing yesterday. She hasn't skipped a beat in my absence. The Hydropsyche game is strong out there right now.. But don't forget the little stuff either. Back out this afternoon. My last two open days this month are July 13 and 14.  More photos here    ...

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Area Update

Between the McCloud, Upper Sac and Lower Sac, there are a whole lot of good things happening. A few words that might help describe what's been goin' on up here; Insanely nice weather, wet wading, dry flies, shallow water nymphing, quantity and quality fish, monster hatches, Golden Stones, Caddis, PMDs, evening cocktail floats hunting for heads, jet boats, drift boats, walk and wade.. and a hell of a lot of smiles, laughs and high fives. Checkout some images of what we've been up to by clicking the photo below. ...

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The Good Times Keep Rollin’

Gobs of PMDs and Caddis are driving the fishing right now. Flows are up just over 8K. Dry dropper fishing is good in certain parts of the river. Fish are in skinny water and are looking up in the right spots during the right time. Expect the evening Caddis hatches to only get better as we get into July. Hot days really get those Hydropsyches goin. More images from what you might be missing here. My last open day this month is June 16th. ...

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