The Lower Sacramento River is fishing good to great at the moment. There was a big 30 boat “tournament” on the river last weekend so all of that pressure might have made the fish a bit shy the past two days.
That being said fishing has stayed very good, you just gotta scrub all the little nooks and crannies. Flows are just up over 8K cubes. The increased flows are a hell of a nice change of pace.
These flows really bring the river to life - moving the fish into a lot of different types of water. PMDs, Caddis, Stones, and Baetis are still all in the mix. Every day and hour on the river can change so don’t be afraid to mix it up. The right drift, in the right spot with the right bug, should get bit right now.. every time. This might sound like a broken record but the trout in the Lower Sac is in as good of shape as we’ve ever seen. The amount of food that has been available to these trout over the past 6 months is very apparent. This already has been and is going to continue to be a year to remember on the Lower Sacramento River.