WIld Waters North State Fishing Report
The team at Wild Waters Fly Fishing has been guiding everywhere lately. Fishing has been a mix between good and excellent, because of changing weather patterns and windy days. The hatches have been pretty thick as our windshields can attest. May has been all about the dry fly and its been a treat to fish some of the bigger ones. Golden Stones, Grey Drakes, Green Drakes, and the Salmonfly. I like big bugs and I can not lie.
Beyond the Lower Sacramento’s stellar year most of the highlights have been on the McCloud, Klamath and Rogue Rivers.
•The Lower Sacramento = Excellent. Fishing has remained excellent and a drift is highly recommended.
•The Trinity River = Just Ok. Flows are still high.
•The Upper Sacramento River =Good. Water is very low and already warming. Fishing is good but tread lightly.
•The McCloud River =Excellent. Some great dry fly fishing and shallow nymphing. We have been seeing plenty of golden stones, yellow sallies, pmds, and a few green drakes and salmon flies, a smorgasbord indeed.
•The Klamath River =Good. The Salmonfly fishing has started early and we think won’t last into July like it usually does, come up soon! Nice fish are being caught under the indicator and more and more on the top water each day.
• The Pit River = Good. Few days with good results. Some anglers are catching too many, some not enough.
• Hat Creek = Just OK. Always nice to see and cast a line but the fishing has been tough on many of the days.
• The Fall River = Just OK. Always nice to see and cast a line but the fishing has been tough on many of the days.
•The Rogue River =Excellent. Fishing the Holy Water and the Shady Cove stretches has been great. The Salmonflys are out. Sea-run cutthroat and steelhead.
•The Wood River = Just OK. Never seen it so low.
Enjoy some great photos of our recent trips.
McCloud River, Bollibokka Waystation ’s famous bend.
Upper Sacramento, Upper Cantara Loop. The water is so low.
Casting glass on glass, Wood River Oregon.
The Lower Sacramento River has been on a bender.
All smiles, all day. Lower Sacramento River Rainbow.
Anderson Cliffs, below Cow Creek. Lower Sacramento River.
Head guide Pepperoni on the McCloud.
Deep boulder runs, McCloud River.
A father and a son go fishing. McCloud River.
Though his son’s fish was big, his was bigger. McCloud River.
“Just want to make sure your comfortable, can I get you anything to drink?” McCloud River.
Nice cast, let it sink, strip it back. McCloud River.
Perfecting the high stick, Ted Fay style. McCloud River
“be ready to set that” McCloud River.
What a treat! Simply flew in and hung out with us for about 15 minutes.
Moments before we watched this one’s partner nab a 4 lb Pike Minnow from the river.
Lower Sacramento River- Luxury fly fishing in Northern California. Boat, friends, cooler, guide! What more do you want. Trout?
A spring creek Rainbow Trout…. fell for a dry fly mid day. Fall River Valley
So much diversity surrounds Mt. Shasta. Fall River Valley
Wait till 8.30 and then catch one there!
8.30 maybe 9. Either way it was the last cast, and we could only listen for the gulp.
Anthony points out the goal and provides the instruction to get the job done.
Salmonflies and smiles, just another day on the McCloud River
Friends and Fun! Seriously that is what it is all about!
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