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Dave Neal Reports on 6.15.2016

Technically it is still spring. Summer is 5 days away and the weather this week feels more like March than late June. When it could easily be 102 in Redding today, the high is expected to only reach 70… what wha????

The fishing on the Lower Sacramento from downtown Redding to Anderson continues to be ridiculously spectacular! We are consistently amazed by the health and aggressiveness of these incredible wild rainbows. Lots of hard charging, well-fed trout in the 17”- 20” ++ category have been attacking various caddis and mayfly patterns this week. The river is in great shape and color moving along at 8,000cfs.

The current weather patterns along with the cloudy skies have made for some wonderful afternoon fishing conditions. The evening dry fly session has offered plenty of opportunities to take fish on dry flies and dry/dropper rigs, although, will probably slow up some the next few days with the colder weather that’s expected. The mayflies may like this weather, but the caddis activity will slow down… expect the caddis to get going again when the warmer, windless evenings return.

If you’re on your way up to fish nearby waters of the Upper Sac, McCloud, Pit River, or Fall River etc…consider stopping for a half day float on the Lower Sac, either coming or going. Many of my recent clients combined this river with the others on their Nor Cal fishing tour and have been very glad they did!

My next open days are: June 21, 28, July 1-5

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