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Upper Sacramento Fly Fishing Report

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John Rickard reports on 4.19.18

Upper Sac

The Upper Sac has seen some radical changes these last few weeks. From snow to rain, too hot days with snowmelt. We’ve seen this river fluctuate inflows and turbidity. However, I am pleased to say this blue water trout stream is now in fantastic spring shape and fishing well. We have seen some quality fish up and down this 40-mile system. Fish from 10” to 16’’ and bigger are being caught on the dry as well as the nymph. 

It is certainly not a numbers game but a quality spring day can make any angler smile. If you like fishing the big bug, we have seen those prehistoric Salmonflies flying over the river. There are always a couple pig rainbows looking for that big bug, be the angler that shows em a sample. 

Despite that big meal available, most of the fish are being caught on mayflies. A favorite technique is swinging soft-hackles through the tail-outs. You’ll see us doing plenty of walk n wade trips as well as floating the lower section is one of our rafts give us a wave or a call.

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