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 Lower Sac is fishing great! Flows from Keswick have been steady at 12k CFS the last few days with little change expected. With the hot weather the dry fly fishing has dropped off so nymphing is your best bet. We recommend using the Gordon Prince #14 - 16 and Bird's Nests in #14 - 16.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Sacramento River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Wild Waters Fly Fishing

Water flow: 11,000cfs

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 64 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:

Baetis, PMD's and caddis

Fish species: Trout

Fishing season: Year Round

Nearest airport: Redding Muni Airport (RDD)

Person Fishing in a stream

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

Hot weather this week so best be prepared. Mornings and evenings suggested for getting on the water, temps are north of 100 degrees.


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