Lower Sac Update and Forecast
The Lower Sac has been all over the board recently. With this unseasonably warm, dry weather, it seems the hatches and the fish are all a bit confused. Over the past week I have seen hatches of Spring Caddis, PMDs, Blue Winged Olives, Midges, big Slate Drakes, Skwalas, and March Browns… and it’s still only January. Don’t be afraid to change flies right now. Somedays, it has taken quite a few switches to find the winning combo. And as soon as you think you’ve found it, it’s time to switch again. None of these bugs have been coming off in big numbers and the fish can’t seem to make up their mind about what they want. With a few Kings in the system, the little round fly continues to catch fish. The good news is that the big fish up in town ate VERY well today. The cloudy, darker weather seemed to have them a bit more comfortable. Some much needed rain is on it’s way for the next few days, which should turn the bite on big time. I’m expecting blanket BWO hatches this week with the front. Lets keep our fingers crossed and hope more rainfall is on the way.
Due to this warm weather, the Spring Caddis hatches might get going a bit early this year. If fishing this February is anything close to what it was last February – We’re going to have one heck of a good early spring season on the Sac again. If you don’t have your spring fishing dates reserved yet.. GET ON IT!!