The Feather continues to fish well from Oroville down to Gridley. Fish
are still evenly spread throughout the system. There are lots of half
pounders this year in the 15-18" range. Finding the larger adult size
fish has been challenging. There are a few around
if you fish it enough and cover lots of water. The best fishing is from
Sunrise till about 1PM.
Once that sun gets up then things tighten up quite a bite. Fishing will
then get good again the last hour of day light. Hot flies have been
caddis, caddis, and
caddis. Birds nest, Fox Poopah, King Prince, Queen Prince, Red Headed
Prince, and Dirty Bird will all get the job done.
Don’t be afraid to swing some smolt patterns to get some aggressive
grabs as those steelhead love a flashy bait style fly coming through the
I won’t do the Sac as I know everyone sends reports of that. I have attached a nice photo this time.