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 releases from Keswick were bumped last night to 13,000 CFS. The clarity and fishing is good down to about Clear Creek, a storm last night clouded up the creek. The river has been clearing quickly and should be in great shape again in a couple of days. We are seeing more and more PMDs and caddis coming off with each day, there are a log of yellow Sallies as well. Good flies are Bird's Nests, Cinnamon Poopahs and #16 X-Mays in brown and black. The weather will continue to improve over the next few weeks along with the fishing!
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Sacramento River is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Wild Waters Fly Fishing

Water flow: 8500

Visibility: 24 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 50 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: all day

Best stretch: Redding

Best access point: Bonnyview

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Salmonflies, 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

Higher summer flows are now present but the fishing remains good.


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