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Northern California Fishing Report, McCloud, Upper Sac, Lower Sac, Fall River

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530 Outfitters Reports on 5.8.2024

McCloud River: The McCloud River has started off with a bang and the color of the river is looking like the normal McCloud we are accustomed to. Late April and early May was a little chilly in the McCloud river canyon but a couple extra layers and good fishing solved the chilly weather.

I think the cold weather is behind us and the weather forecast is looking great! I have been finding better fishing on the shallower rigs, dry dropper,  than the deeper indicator rigs. There haven't been many sightings of the big salmon and golden stoneflies yet, but there has been some--this warmer weather should help! I've mostly seen Yellow Sallies, PMDs, and Baetis.

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Upper Sac: The Upper Sacramento continues to flow big. Not much to report on. But if you were to fish it, find the soft edges or pools and throw a big rubber leg! Current flows are 1500 cfs.
Lower Sac: May and June are known as prime months on the Lower Sacramento River. The warm spring weather that is on the forecast should spice things up with the hatches! With the whirlwind of weather and inconstant flows that April and early May brought, we are excited to see the PMD hatches start to get going in full force! Baetis and Caddis are also on the menu. 
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Fall River : Fall River season is here and it is already looking like a promising season with a strong bite already happening on the big spring creek. Mid morning hatches of PMDs and Baetis are getting the trout excited. May, June, and early July are some of our favorite months to be on the Fall River.
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