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.