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
Keswick flows have begun dropping and will continue to drop through Monday down to 20,000 CFS, and a target of 11,070 CFS by next Friday. With no major weather events on the horizon, this bodes well for those who would like to get out and fish. A few have been out on the river and have reported a good bite.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Sacramento River is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Wild Waters Fly Fishing

Water flow: 28000

Visibility: 18 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 48 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

We expect the fishing will be good even as the river drops. Some good PMD and Baetis hatches have been occurring and with smaller flows, we will be able to get out and target fish working them. This will be the last couple of weeks to get out and fish above Hwy 44 prior to the closure.

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