I have been back and forth between the Upper and Lower Sac the past five days and both rivers continue to fish very well. The bite on the Lower Sac has been pretty insane between about 11:00 and 2:00. The best bugs for me have been Silvey’s Pupa, Prince variations, and your favorite little mayfly nymph (preferably with some flash). Up the hill a ways on the Upper Sac we have been finding active fish from mid morning all the way until late evening. Nymphing will be your best bet on this freestone right now as well. Tie on a little soft hackle mid day and swing it – it’s been a fun and productive alternative to high sticking or idi nymphing.
Casey hooked up at last light: Upper Sac
Early Morning ‘Bow: Upper Sac
Dave couldn’t keep the fish off of his flies: Lower Sac
Dave with one of MANY big spring rainbows: Lower Sac
Greg putting another big one in the net: Lower Sac
Alison’s first fly caught rainbow: Lower Sac
Dave landing a brute just before lunch: Upper Sac
The weather forecast is calling for some substantial precipitation over the next week or so- this will surely bring the Upper Sac up to un-fishable flows for at least a week or two. The Lower Sac (through Redding) should continue to fish well through this storm (assuming the wind lays down). Mayflies (Baetis) should be the main item on the menu. Be sure to check out Shasta Trout for additional reports.