Shasta Cascade Fishing Report

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Baum Lake

1/17/24 

Baum can be cold, but it is fishing well. Fish are eating midge larvae and Blue Wing Olive nymphs for the most part. For dries, the BWO Comparadun and Norman's Loopwing work well, for your underwater offerings Sweet Peas, the light BP Weiss Nymphs, and #18 olive S&M nymphs are all good. Don't forget your midge and Wooly Bugger boxes. Balanced Leeches in black and olive under an indicator when the wind picks up can save the day 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


Nymphs/Wet Flies:

• Red Copper John - #18

• GB Flashback PT - #14-20

• Beaded Zebra Midge - #18-20

• Mercer's Gidget

• Mercer's CB Micro Mays - #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


- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

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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

10/27/23

Trout plants continue from the Department of Fish and Wildlife, and with the predation from pelicans and gulls, volunteers in boats are needed to drive the Pelicans and help push the planters into deep water.  11,000 trout were released this past week.  Trollers continue to score with a variety of orange or red spoons or flies above the Tui Chub Minnow schools.  The campgrounds and Gallatin Marina Store along with the Eagle Lake RV Park in Spalding are all open.


- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

https://www.wonews.com/

Eagle Canyon Lake

1/11/23

EAGLE CANYON REPORT BY DJ SPIVEY

I recently had the chance to fish a few days up on a eagle canyon with a great group of guys. With harsh weather rolling through Northern California, we decided to head east out of red bluff up to the Eagle canyon lakes. Starting off strong on smaller Woolley bugger patterns we stripped up some huge fish! Both days we picked up fish on streamers, indicator rigs and dry dropper set ups. If you're looking to have a shot at some big rainbow trout eagle canyon is definitely a spot to check out!

- Courtesy of:

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

Fall River

11/15/23

Things up on Fall River are slowing down quite bit as it is cooling off as we head into Fall. There are still many small fish that will grow over the winter which should put this destination on your calendar for next year. Blue Wing Olives are the staple offering right now. You can get onto some large fish in the deep cutbanks on the bends stripping leeches or balance leeches.

Hot Flies: 

• Lance's Jigged X-May

• Weiss BP Nymph

• Norman's Wiggletails

• Pheasant Tails

• Mercer's Missing Link

• Zug Bugs

• Zack's Stillwater Swimming Leeches


- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

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800-669-3474
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Feather River

2/1/23

The low flow section is in good shape and is producing the occasional steelhead. River conditions and action are about the best in the Central California watershed.

- Courtesy of:

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


Hat Creek

1/25/24

I don't know what you are looking to do this weekend, but I'll be heading up to fish a creek whose name begins with 'H' and ends with 'T'. You can expect a prolific Baetis/Blue Wing Olive hatch any winter day when there is plentiful sunshine, and with less than 5 mph winds forecast all weekend, and partly cloudy skies, this would be a good spot to go. Bring your Hackle Stackers, Griffith's Gnats, and a stealthy approach. Nymph-wise, the BP Weiss nymph, X-Mays in #18, or Sweet Peas are great to have along with some Peaches n' Green. Moving around and keeping your eyes peeled for hatches is the best tactic this time of year on Hat. And please remember to respect other anglers and spawning Rainbows.

Hot Flies: 

• Lance's Jigged X-May

• Rubberlegs

• Sweet Pea Jigged Baetis

• Pheasant Tails

• Mercer's Missing Link

• S&M Nymph

• Walt's Worm

• Peaches n' Green

• BP Weiss Nymph


- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

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


Iron Canyon Reservoir

11/9/23

This fishery generally fishes well during the winter months with very little pressure. If the visibility is decent, this could be a good destination to hook a ton of rainbows.

Hot Flies: 


Midge Flies:

Harrop's CDC Emerging Midge - #20


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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800-669-3474
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(Image: Nor Cal Fish Reports)

Keswick Lake

11/9/23

The reservoir is fishing well with a lot of rainbows coming to eat your balance leech. Fish it on a sinking line toward the banks. Other good options are baetis nymphs dead drifted under an indicator, the BP Weiss Nymph, black and olive X-Mays, Two-Bit Hookers and the venerable Mercer's Micro-May are all in the mix for this one. Your box should always be stocked with red and black Zebra Midges in #16 - 20 when heading out to Keswick. Watch out for the rocks and bring your best hook-set!

Hot Flies: 


Dry Flies:

• Mercer's Missing Link #16-18

• Adams #14-16

• Midge Hanger #20


Nymphs/Wet Flies:

• Bubbleback Caddis - #14

• Chromie - #16-18

• Mercer's Gidget

• 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

• Zack's Pyramid Beach Leech - #8


- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

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

Klamath River

1/11/24

It will be a while before the Klamath will be clear enough to fish. This is good news! The remaining dams will be removed over the next six to seven months and the anadromous species, Steelhead and Chinook Salmon, will once again have access to cold springs and spawning grounds above. Preparations to stage equipment and move the hatchery was completed in the last couple of weeks, and the lake drawdowns have begun. The release from Iron Gate was bumped up to 2,500 CFS and there is a lot of sediment coming down the river. We will keep you posted on the progress of this largest of it's type project through the year.

Hot Flies: 


Eggs:

• Clown Egg

• Micro Spawn - Shrimp Pink or Salmon Egg

• Boles Bazookas


Nymphs:

• Pat's Rubberlegs - #4-8

• Coppertop Duracell - #16

• Red Copper Johns - #14-18

• Gordon's Amber Wing Prince - #14-18

• Beaded Assassins


-Courtesy of The Fly Shop

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


Lake Almanor

11/9/23

John Crotty of Almanor Fishing Adventures said “Fishing remains good on Almanor when winds allow.” The water level continues to inch up as temperatures continue to decline, but the clarity varies throughout the lake as we begin to see the lake ‘turnover.’  Trollers are catching fish both slow and fast as fish are migrating towards the south end of the lake.  Plastics and crawlers at 1 mph and Speedy Shiners in red/gold, or red dot frog at 2.5 mph or f-5 or f-7 silver/black back Rapala’s at 2 mph will catch fish from big cove to the A-frame, Big Springs, Dorado, and the East Shore from the dam to the house.  The lake is at 72 percent.


- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

https://www.wonews.com/

Lake Oroville

11/9/23

The lake continues to release water, dropping 8 feet in the past two weeks to 815.15 feet and 72 percent.  King Salmon are showing signs of life as Dave Koistinen of Tornado Tackle landed a limit ranging from 12 to 16 inches on Sunday running white hoochies or kokanee cut plugs tipped with anchovy and setback at 2.0 mph near the dam.  Bass fishing remains outstanding for numbers of small spotted bass working around the schools of pond smelt or shad reaction baits or plastics on a variety of presentations for the spots.  The secondary launch ramp at the Spillway is open.

- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

https://www.wonews.com/

Lewiston Lake

5/1/23

The heavy spring flows are subsiding, and the lake is fishy green, with visibility about 5 feet today and should clear dramatically as the water slows down. Surprisingly the fishing has been solid over the last few days.

North lake up by Ackerman has been hot with limits plus caught on night crawlers and sliver blue fox lures. Right here at the marina a few 20+ inch rainbow trout were brought in on orange power bait. Not too many fly fishermen out yet but the hatches have started, these temperatures above 70 degrees have helped.

Try using a zebra midge or a callibaetis mayfly under an indicator. If you are not a fan of size 20, feel confident using a brown Bird’s Nest or Gold-Ribbed Hair’s Ear. As the water continues to clear I expect the area across from The Lakeview Terrace to fish like a spring creek. Try a black woolly or troll around with a Stanley Special to find the fish and then sit back and enjoy. Lewiston can be a crowd free zone, with limits plus a regular experience. Don’t tell anyone!

Bait – Nightcrawlers, Orange Glitter Power Bait, Lewiston Cocktail

Flies – Zebra Midge, Callibaetis

Watch for the Aquatic Wasp hatch

 - Courtesy of Pine Cove Marina

Pine Cove Marina

530-778-3878

www.pine-cove-marina.com

 


Manzanita Lake

12/1/23

Manzanita is or will be a great ice fishery soon. You can probably call the ranger station to see if it is worth going prior to making the trip.

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

• Zack's Bomb Squad. - #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


- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

The Fly Shop
800-669-3474
info@theflyshop.com
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McCloud Reservoir

11/9/23

PG&E has drawn the reservoir down for dam maintenance. You can, however, have a great day up near the inlet tossing Wooly Buggers and fish Balance Leeches under an indicator. No recent reports!

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


Nymphs/Wet Flies:

• Zack's Attack Damsel

• Chan's Chironomid Bomber

• Squirmy Wormie - #12

• Hogan's S&M - Olive #16-18

• Beaded Zebra Midge - Black #18-20

• Mercer's Gidgets


Steamers & Leeches:

• Beaded Micro Bugger - Black

• Zonkers - #4

• Zack's Balanced Stillwater Swimming Leech - Any


- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

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

McCloud River

1/11/24

Snow is falling on highway 89 and it looks like it is sticking, so we would advise caution if you would like to head over the pass to Ah-Di-Na. You should be able to get in to Ash Camp and have a great day. Clarity on the lower end of the lake is holding in the good zone, even though the flows bumped above 1,000 CFS. There has been some good midge and Blue Wing Olive hatches, nymphing with the small, black flies is the best way to hook up. The BP Weiss, Two-Bit Hooker, and black Micro May are all working. Other good flies to throw right now are Rubberlegs, brown or black in #6 or #8, Perdigons and Olive Hotspots. Get in on the late season action on the McCloud before the rains come and blow it out.

Hot Flies: 


• Morrish's Adult October Caddis

• Pat's Rubberlegs

• Mercer's Tungsten October Pupa

• Olive Hotspot

• Coppertop Duracell

• Sweet Pea - #16/

• Copper John Red - #16/

• Jigged Birds Nest - Natural, Hot Spot #14-16

• Walt's Worm


- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

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

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

12/14/23

 No recent reports from the Pit lately, but judging from the river levels and clarity it should be good to go. We will be getting some weather beginning on Sunday and this should bode well for some good hatches and fishing over the weekend. This is a great river to fish a Euro rod and we highly recommend it. Be careful though, this can be a slippery river to wade. We recommend a wading staff when fishing the Pit.

Be aware that 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

• Adams - #14-18

• Mayfly Cripples - #12-16


Nymphs/Wet Flies:

• Mercer's Tungsten October Pupa

• Skip’s TB October Caddis

• Dark Lords - #12-16

• Flashback Pheasant Tail - #14-16

• Beaded Zebra Midge - #18

• Mercer's Poxyback Dark Stone - #6

• GB Black A.P. - #10-12

• CB Micro Mayflies - #16-18

• Red Copper Johns - #16-18

• Pat's Brown Rubberleg - #6-8

• Gordon's Amber Wing Prince - #14-18

• Jigged Birds Nest - #14-16

• Walt's Worm

Streamers & Leeches:

• Zack's Swimming Leech - #8


- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

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

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. 

https://www.theflyshop.com/adventures/private.html

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!

https://confluenceoutfitters.com/destination-map.aspx

Sacramento River - Lower

2/1/24

The storm definitely added some color to the river and the releases from Keswick have been ramped up to around 17,000 CFS. We'll keep an eye on things and report how it fishes over the next couple of days. Midge and BWO hatches will have the trout looking for smaller, dark offerings in the morning. Black #18 Lil' Bit Midges, Zebra Midges, Mercer's Micro May, a BP Weiss Nymph or a jigged X-May are all working. And don't overlook an egg pattern, we definitely have some late Fall Run Kings spawning here and there. Fish can be found in a lot of places, deep and shallow, so probe all of the water to make sure you aren't missing out on hooking up. The river is definitely worth wading, and there are hatchery steelhead in the system below Jellys Ferry for sure, a Trout Spey with your favorite swing fly can be a lot of fun for the next three months. 


Access To the Lower Sacramento

The Lower Sacramento has many publicly accessible areas with good wading opportunities when the flows are below 7,500 CFS. Stop by the shop and we'd be happy to point you in the right direction.


Fishing Large Rivers Can be Frustrating

There are many great places you can get in and wade this blue ribbon tail water. Having said that, the absolute best method to fish the Sac is from a drift boat. Aside from being able to access all of the water, you can fish the long runs on a dead, perfect drift which is deadly on these legendary wild rainbows. And who would be a better oarsman than one of our Professional Guides? They know every nook and cranny of the river, what insects are and will be hatching, and the setups and methods that will get you onto the fish of a lifetime.


Recommended Equipment & Setups

Most of our fishing, whether from a drift boat, or wading when the releases are low enough, is done dead drifting nymphs. The Fly Shop's Signature Indicator Rod is nine and a half feet of indicator nymph fishing perfection designed by our professional staff right here on the Lower Sac. Teamed up with a 6 or 7 weight Scientific Anglers Amplitude Anadro Floating Fly Line or a Rio Intouch Xtreme Indicator Fly Line it will put a center pin rig to shame.

Hot Flies: 


Dry Flies:

• Mercer's Missing Link, Dark

• Spotlight Caddis Emerger - Spotlight Caddis Emerger

• Comparadun - BWO, PMD


Nymphs/Wet Flies:

• Jigged Birds Nest - Natural, Hot Spot #14-16

• Fox's Poopah - #12-14

• Bubbleback Caddis, - Amber #14

• Olive Hot Spot, - #18

• Weiss Nymph, -

• Peaches n' Green, -

• Peaches n' Cream, -

• Ginger Snap, -

• Pat's Rubber Legs - #4-8


Eggs:

• Micro Spawn - Peachy King, Shrimp Pink

• Boles Bazookas - Shrimp Pink, Peachy King


- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

The Fly Shop
800-669-3474
info@theflyshop.com


Sacramento River - Upper

1/11/24

Wow the Upper is flowing pretty high right now with the Delta gage showing 9,200 CFS on the drop. If you would like to go, be super careful at these flows, you should take a look at heading up to Dunsmuir or above. The turbidity on the Delta gage down by the lake is a little haywire, water clarity would definitely be better up around Dunsmuir. For those who like to swing, now would be a good time to get out the micro-Spey and give it a shot as there are large Rainbows heading up from the lake. Sculpins should be on the menu for the lakers, Barr's Slumpbuster in olive and black are two good options, a Dalai Lama in olive & white or The Mob in olive are other good patterns. Up top above Simms the small black flies, #18-20 black Zebra Midges, the BP Weiss nymphs, Jigged X-Mays and any Perdigon you have in your box will work well. Blue Wing Olives and midges will be good nymphs to try in the mornings, olive and black X-Mays and S&Ms along with the BP Weiss Nymph and Olive Hotspots.

Upper Sacramento Flows at Delta

Hot Flies: 

Dry Flies:

• Sedgeback October Caddis - #10

• 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

• 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

• Jigged Birds Nest - #14-16

• Gordon's Amber Wing Prince - #12-18

• Mercer's CB Micro Mayfly - #16-18

• Walt's Worm

Streamers & Leeches:

• Sheila Sculpin

• Woolly Buggers

• Zack's Stillwater Swimming Leech - #8


- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

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


Shasta Lake

11/10/23

John Boitano, Phil’s Propellers, reported outstanding action with bass feeding on shad throughout the lake.  Boitano took largemouth to 3 pounds and a 2.5 pound smallie.  Rico “lighting shad,” remain a top producer, spinners fished tight to shore and plastics to 25 feet also producing. Fair reaction bite. Water level is at 68 percent.

- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

https://www.wonews.com/

1/17/24

The lake continues to fish well and with some weather on the way, it should only get better. The bass and trout are on shad for sure, but look for perennial streams as good locations to target fish. Anglers fishing an I-Line with a black, grey, crystal or white Crystal Bugger will have a very good day. Fishing a shad Float 'n Fly under and indicator will likewise be very happy. Rainbows are also hammering the Crystal Buggers in Centimudi Cove. Come on up to witness the Nat Geo action first hand before it's all just a scaly slick.

Hot Flies: 


• Wooly Buggers

• Float-n-Flies

• Dead Drop Minnow

• Zack's Stillwater Balanced Leech


- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

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

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

7/10/23

Bass action is still solid with some nice blacks reported to 5.5-pounds. It’s not on fire but fishing the deeper water and picking apart a spot is producing. Swimbaits, plastics to 6-inches and jigs working best. Water levels are up from 52 to 57 percent capacity and rising with continued snow melt run off.

- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

https://www.wonews.com/

Trinity River

2/1/24

Althought the storm yesterday brought quite a bit of precipitation, we had guides out fishing and they reported success on the upper end float. The river rose along with the storm and flows through Douglas City are dropping through 2,500 CFS as I type this. You will be hard pressed to find good water downstream and should use caution should you decide to head out. It is Golden Stone time. Use a Solitude's TB Golden Stone, Mercer's Poxyback Golden Stone, or the Rolling Stone for your top fly. Mercer's Psycho Prince in purple or orange, Little Black Stones and Duracells will work for your dropper. Egg patterns will be a great choice if/when the river colors up. For the swing fisherman, it will be a good idea to put on your Skagit floating head with a tip to swing a black Burnt Chicken or Hoh Bo Spey. We've had one of the best seasons so far on the Trinity and look forward to the next couple of months!


Trinity River Flows:

Trinity River Releases from Lewiston

Trinity River Flow at Pigeon Point


Access To the Trinity River

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.

Hot Flies: 


Nymphs/Wet Flies:

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

• Mercer's Psycho Prince - #12-16

• TB Solitude Stone - #8

• Coppertop Duracell - #16

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

• Copper John Red - #10-14



Eggs:

• Clown Egg - #4-10

• Micro Spawn Eggs - Pink & Salmon Egg

• Boles Bazookas - #8


Swing Flies:

• Ho-bo Spey - #6

• Beaded Assassins

• Hoody's Hangers - #4

• Brett's Klamath Skater - #7


- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

The Fly Shop
800-669-3474
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Whiskeytown Lake

11/10/23

“Humbling” that’s the word from Whiskeytown. The fish are there, but the bite is not.  Water level is at 98 percent capacity and clear.

- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

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