Dirty Water and Steelhead
Dirty Water Doubles:
Currently, the Lower Sacramento River is running a bit dirty. The source is Lake Shasta. As we have rain fall on the big exposed dirt banks of the reservoir, dirty water fills the Lake. More than likely we will be dealing with colored water for the remainder of the winter… which is totally fine with me. Visibility is hovering between 2-3 feet. The off colored water allows the bigger fish to feel comfortable and eat much more freely than they would in low, clear conditions. As visibility is limited, your small bugs of winter might not be the best option. Think bigger. Click here to check out more images from the Sac.
It’s been a great couple of weeks up on the Klamath River.. Steelhead are prevalent but it takes the right flies, drift and presentation to get em. You have to know where the fish are to catch them. We have seen a lot of boats up there recently spinning circles, throwing their flies anywhere and wondering why their rods aren’t bent. Hire somebody who knows whats going on up there. There are plenty of us. As the Kings wrap up their spawn, fish should start to move out of the redds and into their colder, winter water spots. I’m looking forward to a great winter steelhead season on the Klamath.
My next open days are November 29th-30th (Saturday and Sunday). This could be a great weekend to head north and get after some steelhead. Check out THIS LINK to see some more of whats been happening on the steelhead front this Fall.