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John Rickard of Wild Waters Fly Fishing Reports on 6.25.2015The...

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John Rickard of Wild Waters Fly Fishing Reports on 6.25.2015

The Mt Shasta region has been fishing well this summer. The days are hot and long but there is no better place to be than in a cool river catching trout. June highlights have been the McCloud River. A dry fly fisherman’s dream, The McCloud has had some great hatches this June. We went from salmonflies in the early days of June to golden stones, green drakes, and lately the pmd’s and yellow sallies. Some large fish have crushed some big stone patterns lately, just a couple of those kind of takes is all I need to smile big all day.  The McCloud should remain awesome but expect the upcoming full moon to slow the bite. As the water warms the dead drift becomes less meaningful, swing some soft hackles and hang on.

Meanwhile, other fisheries like the Sacramento have been delighting anglers with some big bows, drift trips on the Lower Sacramento have been great in the mornings or evenings, our guides have been reporting good dry fly action!

What the Hex else is there? Oh yeah, those big yellow mayflies are being eaten by bass and trout nightly. Fifteen minutes of crazy fishing, dont tangle or break one off or you’ll miss the bite.

We have been busy but we still have openings and would love to get you on the water. Check out all these photos from our latest trips and go fish.

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