Sacramento River - Lower, California Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Sacramento River - Lower, California Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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The Delta Fire north of Lake Shasta is producing a lot of smoke. With a high pressure system sitting in the area it has been pretty thick in Redding. However, just down stream beyond Anderson there is significantly less smoke. This varies day to day. With the high system leaving us in a couple of days the winds will shift to the south improving conditions here in Redding. Releases from Keswick are 8,500 CFS opening up some good wade access up top. We continue to see good numbers of BIG fish in the net. The mornings are all about midges, and as the day progresses you will find more baetis and caddis. Good flies to throw are Black Zebras, small Cinnamon Poopahs, Birds Nests and Black Micro Mays.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Sacramento River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Wild Waters Fly Fishing

Water flow: 8500cfs

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 62 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)

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.

7-Day Forecast

An excellent choice right now.

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