Sacramento River - Lower, California Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Sacramento River - Lower, California Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
The flows are sitting around 12,500 CFS, and the river is in great shape with the caddis hatching every evening. The fish have a lot to eat, and are strong and healthy. Midges and Baetis are coming off in the mornings and cloudy days, so have some patterns for those. We are seeing the tail end of the stone flies, and tons of Yellow Sallies are coming off throughout the day and in the evening, fish the nymph during the day. This warm weather has the evening Hydropsyche Caddis hatch kick started and we should see some the action near sun down picking up. We love summer on this great river!
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Sacramento River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Wild Waters Fly Fishing

Water flow: 9500cfs

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 52 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: all day

Best stretch: Redding

Best access point: Bonnyview

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

PMD's and caddis

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: Redding Muni Airport (RDD)

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Sacramento River Description

Starting below Keswick Dam the Lower Sacramento is the largest tailwater fishery in Northern California. This spectacular body of water fishes good all year thanks to the temperature regulated flows. Known as a wild rainbow trout fishery this river also supports populations of both King and Chinook Salmon, Steelhead, Smallmouth Bass, Sturgeon, Striped Bass, and multiple species of both rough and forage fish. ...

Techniques & Tips

Most fish are being caught under a strike indicator although a dry fly is a good bet when you see those heads poking up.

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