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 releases remain at 4,000 CFS. This storm is finally coloring the river with the runoff from the tributaries above Turtle Bay and The Sundial Bridge. As of mid day the visibility at Bonnyview Bridge is about 2 feet. The good news is the fish are still eating! Blue Wing Olives, Pale Morning Dun and Stonefly nymphs are all on the menu. Throw PMDs, brown and olive Micro-Mays, and brown Rubberlegs. Some late fall run Kings are on spawning too, egg patterns will catch a few fish.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Sacramento River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Wild Waters Fly Fishing

Water flow: 4100cfs

Visibility: 24 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

Break in the weather till Tuesday, take advantage of the window.

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