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Fishing Report

McCloud River

Last week the McCloud was colored up but people are catching fish on dries up there right now and the fish are hungry.

This week the rains have decreased visibility and it is out again.

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McCloud River Fly Fishing Report

Rick Cox of Ted Fays Fly Shop Reports :

You can fish it but be careful is my story. As the pictures show it has improved but visibility is 1-2 feet and flows are normal. If this trend continues my guess is things will steadily improve and we should get a few weeks in of what is left of the season …. November 15. It will stay turbid though so wading caution is advised. What this has done to the...

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John Rickard reports: The McCloud River, has cleared up and we are back to running trips on this...

John Rickard reports:

The McCloud River, has cleared up and we are back to running trips on this beloved river. Our first trip is today and we will be on it all week so stay tuned for next weeks report on how it is fishing. I know one thing, those fish have got to be hungry! With some cool nights, the fall colors have really turned on! What an awesome time to visit the area. Bring some big flies,...

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The McCloud River is blown out… probably for a while… Konwakiton...

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The McCloud River is blown out… probably for a while…

Konwakiton Glacier strikes again with another large ice dam break sending mud and debris down Mud Creek and into the reservoir that releases water into the lower McCloud River.

It’s really a shame as I love fishing the McCloud River in October.

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McCloud River Fly Fishing Report

John Rickard, Wild Waters Fly Fishing

Fishing on the McCloud River remains good, though challenging. This time of year we see very little bug activity. An occasional pmd or beatis hatch and some caddis in the shadows is all we get. Many of the best holes now have a large brown trout or two in them keeping the rainbows in check and afraid. Now with the full moon most of the hatches and feeding...

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Fly Fishing The McCloud River

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The Church, The Cathedral, Holy Water, and the Jewel of the West Coast are all names given to the spring fed, McCloud River, over the years. With names like this, you know we are talking about a special place. Many of the rivers in Northern California have been ravaged for gold, timber, and the obvious… water. The McCloud River’s rugged surroundings and lack of gold kept both people and...

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McCloud River Fly Fishing Report

Ted Fay Fly Shop Reports:Below is a statement from PG&E:

I am currently the assigned License Coordinator on PG&E’s McCloud-Pit Project. We were recently alerted to a developing situation on the McCloud River system. Turbid water on the McCloud River is being caused by mud flows from Mud Creek. During dry years, the Konwakiton (Mud Creek) glacier on the south side of Mount Shasta is very exposed...

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