Captain Hogan Brown Reports on 2.27.20
Lower Sacramento River - Striper fishing has been tough as the flows are as low as they get - 5000cfs coming out of Keswick and 5891cfs at Chico - With low and clear water stripers get pretty darn spooky but those with the game can still get bit. Like most places we need some rain and water to mix things up and make fishing a bit easier. We should start to see the migratory push of fish show up soon over the next month which will also mix things up.
Lake Oroville and Lake Shasta - are turning on with this early spring! Good numbers of pre spawn spotted bass are being caught on both lakes and with consistent weather fishing should be good on most days. Rain would help these fisheries as well to - getting some of the creeks and inflows moving would help congregate fish and move the bait around.
Lower Yuba River is fishing well with stable flows around 1000 - 900cfs. Flows are gin clear and while nymphing has been good dry fly fishing requires purposeful good presentations. Spring hatches are getting going with the warm weather and should continue to be good throughout the spring. We most likely will see little flow fluctuation due to run off and actually have a good fishable spring on the Lower Yuba.
Feather River Spring Steelhead Season is right around the corner as prime time is March through early May and with the light winter and early spring we are having we should actually have a good spring season out on the Feather. My prefered method for fishing the spring on the feather is swinging flies but nymphing catches plenty of fish as well.
Brian Clemens Reports on Happy New Years Everyone,
Flows: 800 Low Flow, 1900 High Flow
Clarity: Perfect 8-10ft viz hint of green
Fishing: Good to Great
The section above hwy70 is now open
My Available Dates for Feather, Yuba, Lower Sac, American
My Trinity Lower Sac Dates
Striper on the fly is heating up and there’s still plenty of shad to go around in our
Don’t hesitate to try to get on a boat, many guides are booked up or close to it. Pack out what you pack in, fish hard and get home safe
Lower Feather River Spring steelhead fishing remains fair to good. Spent a few days out swinging flies with clients in the high flow section of the river. Flows in the Low Flow are around 800cfs and around 1500cfs in the high flow.
On the overcast cooler days, the caddis hatches were a bit slower and we were getting fish on more traditional swung...Continue reading
Lower Feather Spring Steelhead - spent a few days out swinging flies on the Lower Feather for spring steelhead this week. Fishing has been good. We have been getting good numbers of small half pounders and then multiple hook up on adults each day.
The Low Flow section of the river is still pretty high around 1000cfs but the high flow is perfect at around...Continue reading
Lower Feather River the last week was pretty decent for spring steelhead fish both on the swing and nymphing. The swing grab was best the first part of the day on bigger flies but the grabs were pretty short once the sun hit the water. Midday ounce the caddis started to come off switching to smaller soft hackle fly was best. The river is too high and unfishable...Continue reading
Feather River - The Feather River has been average as of late. There are more and more fish starting to show up in the system. Currently, there are a lot of fish in the 17-19" range. It has been challenging to find bigger fish this spring. It is just a matter of time before we run into a couple of good ones. One thing that needs to be noted is that the...Continue reading
I have been spending most of my time the last week swinging flies on the feather river for spring steelhead. Flows are normal and clarity is a bit off with the recent rains as the dirty water from the lake moves through the watershed. There are fair numbers of spring run steelhead in the river - both half pounders and a few true adults. Great...Continue reading
The fishing on the Sac continues to impress. The amount of bugs coming off right now is really impressive. From spring caddis, to March Browns, to PMDs, and even baetis in the mix there are all kinds of food in the drift right now to get those rainbows fat and happy. The best part is that we are getting some legitimate dry fly fishing in every day right...Continue reading