The Upper Sac was ripping and roaring this past week with the major storms we received. The weather finally let up and the river is on its way down after hitting over 15,000 cfs. It was quite the sight to see. The flows should continue to slowly drop but there is more weather on the way next week.
I guided two wonderful ladies from Southern California on the Lower Sac before the heavy storms hit and the fishing was great! We didn’t land that huge winter rainbow trout we were looking for but we landed plenty of other healthy rainbows. The fish were still locking in on the eggs and some small mayfly patterns. The recent storms brought tons of water and the Lower Sac is currently flowing at 36,000 cfs and should be avoided. Once the flows come back down to fishable flows, the Lower Sac is a solid winter option for fishing and should not be overlooked.