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 off color water and we see some of our largest ‘bows of the year during the winter months.
The Klamath remained fishable through all of the harsh weather that passed through and at one point, the section below Iron Gate was probably one of the only fishable stretches of water in the state. Even though the conditions were tough, we still managed to find fish daily. What the Klamath steelhead lack in size – they more than make up for in their abundance. It is RARE to leave this river after a day of fishing without hooking multiple fish.