Lower Sac and Feather River Fly Fishing Report
Been spending a few days here and there striper fishing on the Lower Sac, Swinging some flies on the upper feather, and conventional salmon fishing for the table…Striper fishing has been good as fall feels like it is finally here and the temperatures are cooling down and the days are getting shorter. We have been getting some nice fish in the 10-15lb range that were not around in the summer (which I think these are the perfect size fish) as well as a few of the big trophy fish. Biggest issue is that the salmon on the Sac are not showing up and these fish usually push the bigger stripers in a more consistent way to the banks and into the feeding lanes. So we have still been getting big fish but the “fall bonanza” where the big fish are around ALOT is a bit slow…that said fishing is good and we have nothing to complain about.
I personally fished a few days on my own on the Feather up through the low flow on the feather swinging some flies on my lighter switch rods and have stuck a few fish but nothing huge or that I would call a true “adult” fish yet. Also been dragging some row and yarn on the feather for some king salmon. At $25 a pound for wild caught salmon and two boys that plow through protein on a daily basis I am trying to fill the fridge this year. Most of the fish are still “BBQ” quality fish and will be for a few weeks when they began to turn to “smoker” quality fish.
Capt. Hogan Brown