Shasta Cascade Fishing Report

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Baum Lake

10/07/22

Baum continues to fish really well. Midges in the morning are a definite staple here, fish the red or black Zebra Midges and make sure you have all of the sizes from #14 - 18. Some BWO's are also coming off on the cloudy days, so the smaller black Two Bit Hooker or the Jigged Micro May work well. There have been ants and termites falling in this neck of the woods, the Carpenter Ant and Flying Ant patterns are good patterns, but the dark Missing Link in #12 & 14 can be a key offering when it's going down. Bring all of your smaller Adams and Parachute Adams, you should get a chance to cast over some noses here. Our guides have this place wired if you are looking for some tactical advice on fishing a great spring creek fishery with an expert!

Hot Flies: 

Dry Flies:

Adams - #18-20, Hackle Winged May - BWO, Harrop's Last Chance - All, Griffith's Gnat, Mercer's Missing Link - #14-18, Light Cahill - #18

Nymphs/Wet Flies:

Red Copper John - #18, Ultra Scuds, GB Flashback PT - #14-20, Black A.P. - #14-16, Beaded Zebra Midge - #18-20, Mercer's Gidget, Mercer's CB Micro Mays - Ruby Red #16-18, GB Flashback PT - Olive #18, Beaded Zebra Midge - #16-20, Chromie - #18

Steamers & Leeches:

JGF Translucent Wiggle Tail - #10, Beaded Micro Buggers - #12, Zack's Damseleech - #14

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Bucks Lake

No Current Report available. Here is some information about Plumas County lakes and current contact information.

https://plumascounty.org/Camping-Bucks-Lake

Plumas County
info@plumascounty.org | 530-927-5180

Eagle Lake

10/10/22

Fishing remains tough as the water has warmed up once again, but once the temperatures cool, the bite should pick up within the next two weeks. Trolling orange Jay Fair’s Flies or orange/red spoons are the top offerings in the top 10 feet of water column from Wildcat Point to Shrimp Island on the west side and from Miner’s Bay to Ronald McDonald’s on the east side. The launch ramp is the major concern here as there are only a few inches of leeway at the end of the dock, and 15 inches over the shoal in two places.

- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

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Eagle Canyon Lake

Opening day at Eagle Canyon is November 19th

- Courtesy of:

Confluence Outfitters
Andrew Harris
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Fall River

10/13/22

The season is winding down on the Fall, the temps are cooling off at night quite a bit. The grass situation will continue to be an issue for the next month or so, there are still passages through most bridges to get up to Zug Bug, but don't overlook fishing below the Island Rd bridge. Hatches are sparse on most days, you will have a two hour window to get after rising fish mostly on Baetis and the teeny Caenis, you will be able to pick up some fish on dries. If you are looking for solid action outside of the hatches, swing scud patterns and leeches in the deeper holes.

Hot Flies:  TB Drowned Rusty Spinner, PMD's, Norman's Wiggletails, Pheasant Tails, Mercer's Missing Link, Zug Bugs, and Leeches.

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Feather River

6/9/22

Art Teter and Mike Wright are ready to guide you on northern California's biggest and best spring creek this summer.  Fish nymphs, streamers and dry flies for big wild trout in the shadow of Mt. Shasta.  Our guides fish multiple techniques and are great instructors.

- Courtesy of:

Confluence Outfitters
Andrew Harris
888-481-1650
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Hat Creek

10/13/22

We have clear skies and cooling weather up here in Nor Cal and the Hat Creek valley is in great shape. If you head up to the lower section of the creek above Hwy 299 you will have a lot of success fishing Rubberlegs. Highstick or dry-dropper, this is a proven tactic and it is working now. Tricos are coming off later in the morning, you can get some chances at hooking fish on dry patterns. The Film Critic in BWO and the Trico are both good ones to use, and don't overlook the Griffith's Gnat. The BWO hatch later in the day will also have fish looking up, the Milla Time BWO will work on these picky fish. Drowned Tricos fished under an Adams will likewise get the fish eating the spinners. Some Caddis continue to emerge, sparse Birds' Nest swung in the runs below 299 towards evening is a good time to spend the last part of your day.

Hot Flies:  TB Drowned Rusty Spinner, Rubberlegs, Sweet Pea Jigged Baetis, Pheasant Tails, Mercer's Missing Link, and Green Drakes 

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Note: Hat Creek is a world renown fishery. Wild trout are large and abundant!


5/23/22

Brian: Over the past three weeks, I’ve had several trips on Hat Creek, the McCloud, and the Upper Sac. The flows are very wadable, the water temps are in the low-mid 50’s, and all three rivers have fished very well for my guests. Euro nymphing has been the most productive technique for my guests, but we’ve also done very well fishing dry-dropper rigs, and you will always catch fish on an indicator rig. The dogwood trees are blooming along the McCloud, which always makes this a special time of year. If you’re interested in learning a new technique, or perfecting what you have already learned – let’s book a walk-wade trip on any of our amazing rivers!

- Courtesy of:

Confluence Outfitters
Andrew Harris
888-481-1650
andrew@confluenceoutfitters.com
www.confluenceoutfitters.com

Iron Canyon Reservoir

4/8/22

If the visibility is decent, this could be a good destination to hook a ton of rainbows. We have not had any recent reports, most anglers are chasing steelhead right now. We'll keep you posted when we do get eyes on the lake.

Hot Flies:

Dry Flies:
Harrop's Last Chance - Callibaetis

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
San Juan Worm - Fire #8-14, Chromies - #16-18, Beaded Zebra Midge - #16-20, Mercer's CB Micro Mayfly - #14-18, GB Half-Flashback PT - #16-20

Streamers & Leeches:
Beaded Micro Buggers, Freshwater Clouser - Olive/White, Zonkers - #4

- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

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(Image: Nor Cal Fish Reports)

Keswick Lake

5/21/22

No recent reports on Keswick, the clarity should be much improved from the past two months. Keep an eye out for the submerged bedrock as this will eat your lower end up. A dark Olive Woolly Bugger is a good fly. San Juan Worms under an indicator or your favorite Baetis nymph pattern. if you are dead drifting for fish works wonders.

Indicator suspended Birds Nests, Midges, PT Nymphs should work along the edges of the fast water near the Dam. Suspend your flies about 2-3 feet below the indicator. These fish like to come up to the fly. Fish the shallow edges. Stay low!! You will need a motorized boat to get to where the good fishing exists.
Hot Flies:


Dry Flies:
Mercer's Missing Link #16-18, Adams #14-16, Mercer's Parachute Profile Spinners #16

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Bubbleback Caddis - #14, Mercer's Glo-Bubble Caddis - Tan #14, Chromie - #16-18, Mercer's Gidget, GB San Juan Worm - #12, Mercer's Biot Epoxy Golden Stones - #8-12, Chironomid Bomber - Any color #12, Mercer's CB Micro Mayfly - Brown #16-18, Pats Rubberlegs - Brown #6-8, CB Birds Nest - #10-14

Streamers & Leeches:
Crystal Buggers, Freshwater Clousers - #6, Zonkers - Natural #4, BH Halebopp Leech - Olive/Dark Olive #8

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Klamath River

10/13/22

The upper river above the Interstate 5 bridge finally has some good numbers of steelhead and salmon spawning. We have not had any firsthand reports on the water clarity in the middle section below the mudslide around Happy Camp. However, enough fish have been able to make it up river to be worth checking out. Best flies this time of year for dead-drifting nymphs are dark stonefly patterns like the Black Rubberlegs. Fish egg patterns below if you are targeting fish sitting behind redds, or red Copper Johns otherwise. Brett's Klamath Intruder in olive and burnt orange is a killer pattern if you are not swinging a Copper Beaded Assassin. As the nights become longer and the temps cooler the Klamath will see more steelhead show up.


We are coming up into prime time for those of you who like to swing flies. We have spots in our Spey Clinic and 3 Day Spey School in November, contact Bryan or Chris in Outfitters if you would like more info.

Hot Flies: 

Eggs:

• Clown Egg

• M.C. Redd Reaper - Champagne

• Micro Spawn - Shrimp Pink or Salmon Egg

• Boles Bazookas


Nymphs:

• Pat's Rubberlegs - #4-8

• 3-D Nymphs - #8-10

• Red Copper Johns - #14-18

• Gordon's Amber Wing Prince - #14-18

• Articulated Marabou Leech

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Lake Almanor

10/10/22

John Crotty of Almanor Fishing Adventures said, “The water temperatures range between 62.5 and 67 degrees as our algal bloom continues to spread throughout the lake.  Fishing has been ok one day, not so the next, with smaller fish outnumbering quality fish. When the fish are active trollers have been picking up fish on hardware, crawlers/gulps and flies. Speedy shiners at 2.5-3 mph, artic fox or Jay Fair flies (hot orange/tui chub) at 1.5-2 mph and crawler’s/gulps at 1 mph. Fish are migrating throughout the lake along the east shore from the dam to Dorado Inn, in water from twenty- five to forty feet deep. Bank fishermen were catching smaller fish around the dam earlier this week, Hamilton Branch remains your best shot at catching quality fish from shore. Canyon Dam remains the only public ramp available, boats are launching at Plumas Pines for a slight fee. I heard a rumor yesterday that Plumas Pines is going to have cabins and rooms available through the winter for fishermen, please contact Plumas Pines to confirm.” The lake is at 53 percent.

Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

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Lake Oroville

10/10/22

There are only two launch ramps open at the lake with Bidwell and Loafer Creek are the only options as the lake as dropped three feet to 694.68 feet in elevation and 34 percent.  Bidwell is on Stage 3 and it will remain open until the lake hits 665 feet while Loafer Creek will close at 680 feet in elevation. Bass fishing remains solid and improving with reaction baits in the mornings with topwater Spooks, Bass Union’s Double-buzz bait, or River2Sea’s Whopper Ploppers, and the key is to find the bait schools. Once the sun come up, working from 20 to 50 feet with plastics on the drop-shot or spoons are the top techniques. Roboworm’s Morning Dawn is a productive color.


- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

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Lewiston Lake

7/15/22

The fishing on Lewiston has slowed quite a bit in the last couple of weeks. The best action will be when the sun is off of the water. Callibaetis and a ton of midges are coming off up here. Red Zebras and your favorite Callibaetis emerger on an Intermediate line is the best method now. Keep some dries handy for when the fish are looking up, the Milla Time Callibaetis is a good fly for that. Stripping leeches or Wooly Buggers can also be productive during the day.
Hot Flies:
Dry Flies:
Hackle Stackers - BWO #18, Parachute Adams - #14-18, Mayfly Cripples

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Ultra Scuds - #16, Chromies - #18-20, Mercer's CB Micro May - Black #18, Flashback Pheasant Tail - #16-18, Beaded Zebra Midges - #18-20, Mercer's Gidgets

Streamers & Leeches:
JGF Translucent Wiggle Tail, Woolly Bugger - Any, Beadhead Crystal Buggers - #8, Zack's Swimming Leech - #8, Zack's Damseleech - Orange/Olive

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Flows have stabilized and the fishing has really begun to pick up around the lake for boat, bank and fly anglers. The lower dam has been producing some kokanee while trolling along the face of the dam. The upper dam has been producing for trout anglers trolling ‘crawlers and hardware.

- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

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Manzanita Lake

10/07/22

With less pressure from kayaks you can have a pretty good day on Manzanita. The weather will be pretty nice over the next week or so. Some anglers have reported a Baetis hatch going, you can expect to see fish eating midges as well the time of year. If you see fish cruising in shallow water you can sight cast a Damselfly nymph. There won't be too many more weekends to enjoy this beautiful mountain lake this season!

Pay attention to the special regulations here, especially where you can and can't fish. Barbless hooks, artificial lures, catch and release. Make sure you inquire at the park entrance.

Hot Flies: 

Dry Flies:

Harrop's Last Chance - #16-20, Adams - #14-18, Mayfly Cripple - #18, Last Chance Cripple - Callibaetis or Baetis, Mercer's Missing Link - #14-16, Mercer's Parachute Profile Spinner

Nymphs/Wet Flies:

Zack's Attack Damsel, Burk's Sierra Damsel, Black A.P. - #14-16, Hogan's S&M - Olive #16-18, Beaded Zebra Midge - Black #18-20, Mercer's Gidgets

Streamers & Leeches:

Beaded Micro Bugger - Black, Zonkers - #4, Beaded Micro Buggers - Any

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McCloud Reservoir

5/27/22

A lot of people are fishing the lake right now. Visibility is right around four to five feet. Fishing Balanced Leeches under an indicator always works up near where the river enters the lake, black and brown seem to be the best colors. Zebra Midges stripped slowly on an I-Line is a time honored tactic on this lake.
Hot Flies:
Dry Flies:
Harrop's Last Chance - #16-20, Adams - #14-18, Mayfly Cripple - #18, Last Chance Cripple - Callibaetis or Baetis, Mercer's Missing Link - #14-16, Mercer's Parachute Profile Dun Spinner

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Zack's Attack Damsel, Burk's Sierra Damsel, Black A.P. - #14-16, Hogan's S&M - Olive #16-18, Beaded Zebra Midge - Black #18-20, Mercer's Gidgets

Steamers & Leeches:
Beaded Micro Bugger - Black, Zonkers - #4, Beaded Micro Buggers - Any

- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

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McCloud River

10/13/22

The report is the river is green and continuing to clear. Some October Caddis have begun to come off and the bulk of the hatch will be happening in the coming weeks. Darker patterns continue to be the best options. Fish Rubberlegs, highstick them in water deep enough to hold fish. Try any small, dark flies and you will get fish to eat. For the Octobers, dead drift or swing pupa patterns like Mercer's TB October Pupa. If you are using Rubberlegs, let it swing on the end of the drift. Carry a bunch of Stimulators in case you get lucky and have fish eating dries. It is getting to be that time! PG&E and the Forest Service will be working on the road down to Ash Camp to fix the slide. They are not permitting pedestrian traffic through the slide area. If you want to get to Ash Camp, you can hike up from Ah-Di-Na or come over from Fenders Ferry.

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Modoc County Fisheries

Report provided by Modoc Outdoor Recreation and Tourism:

The drought is hitting Modoc hard. Some lakes that are at the basis for great fishing in Modoc County are low enough to challenge boaters at the launch and the river has not run high all year. Surprisingly though, the fishing has not suffered… yet. As a mater of fact, low lake levels have made targeting bass and other warm water species like, well, shooting fish in a barrel. A fly angler recently landed a 5.5 pound largemouth from shore on a Devil’s Garden lake. Kids get hooked on the lifestyle when 20-fish days are common, as they are right now. Trout are kegged up in deeper holes in rivers and streams making them almost too easy to target. All in all, it is a great time to be an angler in Modoc County. Just pray for rain before it all goes away…

Here are a few tips for low-water fishing:

•Please remember fish do not do as well when released in warmer water, especially trout and other cold water species.


•Play fish intended for release as quickly as possible, wet hands and keep fish in the water to maximize survival after release.


•Think about keeping a few smaller fish where regulations allow to lessen the drought’s impact on others left behind.


•Remember fuels are dry! Don’t start a wildfire that could impact all kinds of habitat, including already-stressed fisheries.


•Always leave an area better than you found it. Increased visitation means increased trash and other waste. Public servants cannot always keep up due to declining budgets and soaring demands. Please do your part!


Northern California: May 23, by Brian: Intermountain Streams Report

5/23/22

Over the past three weeks, I’ve had several trips on Hat Creek, the McCloud, and the Upper Sac. The flows are very wadable, the water temps are in the low-mid 50’s, and all three rivers have fished very well for my guests. Euro nymphing has been the most productive technique for my guests, but we’ve also done very well fishing dry-dropper rigs, and you will always catch fish on an indicator rig. The dogwood trees are blooming along the McCloud, which always makes this a special time of year. If you’re interested in learning a new technique, or perfecting what you have already learned – let’s book a walk-wade trip on any of our amazing rivers!

- Courtesy of:

Confluence Outfitters
Andrew Harris
888-481-1650
andrew@confluenceoutfitters.com
www.confluenceoutfitters.com

Pit River

10/13/22

The bridge over the dam on Lake Britton is open. The fishing has been good with Rubberlegs and Olive Hotspots, Black Perdigons, and in slower water sculpin patterns. The fish will be in pockets, check the water up in Pit 3 as they have not seen many hooks in a while. Watch the flows, they dropped the releases from Lake Britton to nearly zero briefly, this can put the damper on the bite. The For now, the main bugs to throw are Amberwing Prince Nymphs, UV Sallies, the red Hollopoint, black Perdigon, and any of the Jigged Bird's Nests. Towards dark the Caddis are beginning to come off in droves, you can swing some soft hackles, try an Elk Hair Caddis or dark Missing Link.

As always, the flows on the Pit can and will change without notice, so definitely check before you go! And be prepared to get out when the river begins to rise.

Here are some useful links to monitor the flows:

Pit 3 - Below Pit 3 Dam

Pit 5 - Through Big Bend

Hot Flies:  Dry Flies:

• Stimulator - Orange

• Foam October Caddis

• Potter's October Caddis

• Mercer's Skating October Caddis

• Chernobyl Ant

• Fat Albert

• Adams - #14-18

• Elk Hair Caddis - Tan #12-16

• Mayfly Cripples - #12-16

Nymphs/Wet Flies:

• Mercer's Tungsten October Pupa

• Morrish October Pupa

• Skip’s TB October Caddis

• Black A.P. - #12

• Dark Lords - #12-16

• Flashback Pheasant Tail - #14-16

• Beaded Zebra Midge - #18

• BH Hellgrammite - #6

• Mercer's Poxyback Dark Stone - #6

• GB Black A.P. - #10-12

• CB Micro Mayflies - #14-18

• Red Copper Johns - #16-18

• Pat's Brown Rubberleg - #6-8

• Gordon's Amber Wing Prince - #14-18

• GB Bird's Nest - #10-16

Streamers & Leeches:

• Zack's Swimming Leech - #8


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Private Waters

Privately owned waters represent an appreciable portion of California’s fishable waters. This includes flowing waters, privately owned lakes, and ponds. California’s private waters provide a great amount of fishing opportunity, produces quality fisheries and are important habitats for native wildlife species. Book with one of our amazing members here:

The Fly Shop

There are several hundred miles of rivers, creeks, lakes and streams within easy striking distance of The Fly Shop® in Redding. To book a guided trip on one of our private waters or regional lakes or streams you can call or send a message at info@theflyshop.com. 

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Reports from The Fly Shop Private Waters:

https://www.theflyshop.com/streamreport.html

Confluence Outfitters

We guide the best trout and steelhead destinations in northern California and southern Oregon. The guide team at Confluence Outfitters has the expertise, local knowledge and versatility to make your next fly fishing trip a trip to remember!

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Sacramento River - Lower

10/06/22

Getting out early in the morning pays off with an average of 30 to 40 hookups or more a day. The flows from Keswick Dam are at 4150 cfs and staying consistent for weeks now, with some Salmon and Steelhead showing up they are holding in the deep runs/holes and riffles with the trout right behind them wanting their eggs.

We are hooking up under our custom made Invisible Strike Indicators. With dead drifting and swinging in the riffles and tail-outs it's a very productive way of catching fish, especially when you run an egg pattern on top of your other flies as an attractor. The fish zero in on the egg, and either take the egg or one of the dropper flies to save the egg; it doesn't matter if it is something as big as a leech down to the smallest fly. It works! 

Flies Used

#16, #18 Gold Bead & Non Beaded Black or Brown Expoxyback Pheasant Tail Nymph.

#16, #18 TLC’s Gold Bead & Non Beaded, Crackback-Green or Orange.

#16, #18 TLC’s Gold Bead Steelblue Caddis Nymph.

#18 Gold Bead Peaches & Cream.

#16, #18 Black or Brown Birds Nest w/Black Bead & Non Beaded.

#16, #18 Bubble Back Caddis

#16, #18, Gold Bead head CDC Dun.

#12, Black Bead head Epoxy Back Golden Stone.

#8, Brown & Black Rubber Legs.

#14 San Juan Worms Tan & Red.

#10, #8 Black Leechs.

#10, #8 White Streamers.

#10 #8 Muddler Minnow.

Eggs Used

#10, Pettis Unreal Egg, Peach and Salmon Egg Colors.

#10, Glow Bugs, Peach and Salmon Egg Colors. 

#10 TLC’s 4 color globug Salmon, Steelhead Orange, White and Flame.

- Courtesy of:

Tightline Connection
Randy Doughty
(530) 339-2281
https://tightlineconnection.com/

10/13/22

The BOR is bringing the releases from Keswick down and they will be 3,900 CFS by tomorrow. We are seeing more salmon below Anderson than above, a small push showed up around the Barge Hole this week, but as the nights become longer and cooler we will see the bulk of the Fall Run show up later this month. The majority of insects coming off continue to be Blue Wing Olives in the afternoon, and Caddis in the evenings. Keep your eyes peeled for Crane Flies and PMDs as well. Black and brown X-Mays, Zebra Midges, Olive Hot Spots, Black Perdigons and other small, dark flies are all working well. Some days Bird's Nests, Bubbleback Caddis or the Cinnamon Poopah will be good to have on, so make sure you are covered there. And if you aren't getting any eats, throw on a small Peaches n' Cream or PMD Nosepicker. Look for fish to move into the shallower water when Caddis are coming off mainly towards dark. Our guides' calendars are beginning to fill up in October and November, give Bryan or Chris a call in Outfitters if you would like to get on the river during the egg bite!

Hot Flies: 

Dry Flies:

• Mercer's Missing Link, #18 Dark

• Mayfly Cripple - Limestone #18

• Norman's Loopwing - BWO

Nymphs/Wet Flies:

• CB Birds Nest - #14

• Mercer's Micro May - #14-16 Brown

• Mercer's Poxy Back PMD - #16

• Bubbleback Caddis, - Olive #16

• Pat's Rubber Legs - #4-8

Eggs:

• Micro Spawn - Peachy King, Shrimp Pink

• Boles Bazookas - Shrimp Pink, Peachy King

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Sacramento River - Upper

10/13/22 

October Caddis are beginning to come off on the river now. The fish will key on swung or dead-drifted pupa patterns, Mercer's TB October Pupa is a good one. Posse Buggers will also work. The water is extremely clear and the fish are eating smaller black offerings if they aren't chasing down the Octobers. Both red and black Zebra Midges in #18 - 20 are always a good idea along with your favorite Baetis nymph like a black Micro May, Two Bit Hooker, or any of the dark Perdigon patterns.

Upper Sacramento Flows at Delta

Hot Flies: 

Dry Flies:

• D&D Cripple - March Brown

• Low Water Baetis - #18

• Adams - #12-20

• Mercer's Missing Link - Dark #14-16

• Parachute Adams - #14-18

Nymphs/Wet Flies:

• Mercer's Tungsten October Pupa

• Morrish October Pupa

• Skip's TB October Caddis

• CB Birds Nest - #10-14

• Red Copper John - #16-18

• Zebra Midge - #18-20

• Mercury Black Beauty

• Mercer's Glass Bead Micro May - #22

• Mercer's GB Dark Stone - #8

• Mercer's Dark Stone - #6

• Pat's Rubber Legs - Brown #6-8

• GB Birds Nest - #12-14

• Gordon's Amber Wing Prince - #12-18

• Swink's BTS

• Mercer's CB Micro Mayfly - #14-16

Streamers & Leeches:

• Sheila Sculpin

• Woolly Buggers

• Muddler Minnows - #10


- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

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Shasta Lake

10/10/22

Bass action has picked up on the main body with good numbers of smaller fish to 3 pounds. Spooning in the shad balls at 60 to 65 feet remains the most productive for the larger fish but there are also fish busting bait on the surface with Z’man’s TRD’s, Senkos, or Hula Grub plastics in the 20- to 25-foot range are working for the smaller fish. Trout action remains good with scattered fish holding in the 50- to 60-foot range. The Shasta Lake Team Trout Derby is the weekend of October 15/16th. Information – www:shastalaketroutderby.com. The lake held at 33 percent. The public ramps at Centimudi, Jones Valley, and Sugarloaf remain open.

- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

https://www.wonews.com/

10/7/22

Current reports has the bass hanging in 20 - 50' of water, a large 10 lb. + Largemouth was weighed in last weekend's tournament. If you can get a Float 'N Fly deep you will pick up fish. Any color pattern is working. Otherwise, a crayfish pattern will get you hooked up on a full sinking line setup. The Warpath Whammy Craw in olive or orange is a good pattern for this. With the warm spell we are now experiencing it will be a few weeks until the lake flips. We can't wait to chase bait balls!

Hot Flies:  Hot Flies Coming Soon!

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Siskiyou Lake

For informational purposes:

Lake Siskiyou is a reservoir formed by Box Canyon Dam on the Sacramento River, in far northern California, near the town of Azalea, California. It is the site of local recreation, as well as being used for watershed protection and flood control.

- Courtesy of Shasta Cascade

Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association

https://www.shastacascade.com/

(800)474-2782

Trinity Lake

10/10/22

Bass action remains good with fish to 5 pounds, but the numbers have dropped. The fish are hugging the bottom in 35 feet of water with ½- oz. weighted Senkos, Hula Grubs, Z-Man’s TRD’s, or Fatty Grubs working best There has been a steady draw down of water with the lake dropping to 22 percent.

- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

https://www.wonews.com/

Trinity River

10/13/22

The Trinity has many publicly accessible areas with good wading opportunities during the steelhead season. Stop by the shop and we'd be happy to point you in the right direction.

Steelhead Fishing Can be Frustrating

These anadromous rainbow trout are known as the 'Fish of a Thousand Casts.' For good reason! The learning curve can be quite steep learning when and where to go, and what type of water to target. Our Professional Guide Staff has decades of experience guiding the Trinity River for steelhead. A day spent with one of our guides will get you up to speed much more quickly.

Recommended Equipment & Setups

Early Summer Run Steelhead on the Trinity River will take swung flies readily. Spey rods are becoming an increasingly popular method to swing flies. The Fly Shop's Signature Spey Rods are an economical way to get into a great Spey rig. Add a Ross Cimmaron II Fly Reel and a Scandi shooting head, a leader, tippet and fly and you'll be in business.

Hot Flies: 

Dry Flies:

• Harrop's Last Chance Cripple - #18

Nymphs/Wet Flies:

• Pat's RubberlegsBrown and Black, #4-8

• Mercer's Poxyback GB Hares Ears - #8-14

• TB Solitude Stone - #8

• Lance's X-May - #16, Brown

• Mercer's Gold Bead Biot Epoxy Golden Stone - #8-10

Eggs:

• Clown Egg - #4-10

• M.C. Redd Reapers

• Micro Spawn Eggs - Pink & Salmon Egg

• Boles Bazookas - #8

Streamers & Leeches:

• Beadhead Crystal Buggers - Any

• CH Kiwi Muddlers

• Freshwater Clouser - Any

- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

The Fly Shop
800-669-3474
info@theflyshop.com
https://www.theflyshop.com/

10/10/22

Fall-run Chinook salmon as well as steelhead are moving through the lower Trinity, but the fishing has been on the slow side. The Trinity/Klamath confluence has been one of the top spots. Fall regulations for Chinook salmon fishing on the Trinity River went into effect on Sept. 1 and run through Dec. 31, with a sport quota of 699 adults. The main stem downstream of the State Route 299 Bridge at Cedar Flat to the Denny Road Bridge in Hawkins Bar is closed to all fishing Sept. 1 through Dec. 31. Anglers may monitor the quota status of open and closed sections of the Klamath and Trinity rivers by calling the information hotline at 800-564-6479. As of Sunday, flows were 615 cfs on the Hoopa gauge.

- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

https://www.wonews.com/


Whiskeytown Lake

10/10/22

Bass action has been a struggle most fish taken deep slow rolling plastics or bluegill pattern reaction style baits. Unbelievably, there are still kokanee being taken. The lake dropped slightly to 96 percent.

- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

https://www.wonews.com/

Northern California: Intermountain Streams Report

5/23/22

Over the past three weeks, I’ve had several trips on Hat Creek, the McCloud, and the Upper Sac. The flows are very wadable, the water temps are in the low-mid 50’s, and all three rivers have fished very well for my guests. Euro nymphing has been the most productive technique for my guests, but we’ve also done very well fishing dry-dropper rigs, and you will always catch fish on an indicator rig. The dogwood trees are blooming along the McCloud, which always makes this a special time of year. If you’re interested in learning a new technique, or perfecting what you have already learned – let’s book a walk-wade trip on any of our amazing rivers!

- Courtesy of:

Confluence Outfitters
Andrew Harris
888-481-1650
andrew@confluenceoutfitters.com
www.confluenceoutfitters.com

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