Shasta Cascade Fishing Report

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Baum Lake

4/8/22

We have had some mixed reports coming in from Baum. The high pressure system and clear skies put the damper on insect activity. However, some anglers are hooking some very large fish, Rainbows and Browns. Zebras in brown and black, sizes #16 - 20, stripped or under an indicator are good strategies. Sweet Peas, under an indicator, or Jigged Quills in silver or copper, will work too. Balanced Leeches, Crystal Buggers, these are go-to's on this lake. Bring all of your smaller Adams and Parachute Adams, you should get a chance to cast over some noses here. Our guides have this place wired if you are looking for some tactical advice on fishing a great spring creek fishery with an expert!

- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

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Bucks Lake

No Current Report available. Here is some information about Plumas County lakes and current contact information.

https://plumascounty.org/Camping-Bucks-Lake

Plumas County
info@plumascounty.org | 530-927-5180

Eagle Lake

4/4/22

The south basin remains mostly iced over, and there still patches of open water behind the fuel tanks. 3 trucks parked there today. The ice pushed up at the ramp was up to 2 inches thick, but the ice at the boulder pushed up was about an inch. There appears to be some small scattered patches of open water well out from shore. Papoose creek channel is filling & draining over the snow at the culvert crossing. Typically, Papoose creek is the first to flow and the last to stop. The corner off Camp Ronald McDonald remains iced over as is Christie.

- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

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Eagle Canyon Lake

4/6/22

Here is a fishing report from longtime Eagle Canyon guest Rocky: "Eagle Canyon fished really well. Had a few lulls, but steady fishing  throughout the day. The highlight of my day was catching fish on dry  flies. I think in all the years I've been fishing there, I only caught  one fish on a dry. Monday it was multiple fish. Was fishing a dry  dropper at the end of the day (#18 PT under a 14 Parachute Adams).  Really was just using the Adams as an indicator. Low and behold, they  start smacking the dry. Landed dozens of fish throughout the day.  Balanced Leeches, Squirmy Wormies, Zebra Midges all caught fish. Thanks  again for your great guides and great locations. Can't wait to do it again."

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Fall River

4/13/22

Stripers continue to trickle in with the Tisdale area between Star Bend and Beer Can Beach holding some of the better fish.  Water flows at Gridley down from 3618 to 3108 cfs.

- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

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5/6/22

Reports on the Fall this past week have been very good for the early season. Midges and some PMDs are the early offerings right now. Look for a spinner fall in the morning followed up with the hatch coming off mid day. The Rusty Spinner #14, Mercer's Missing Link in PMD and the PMD Challenged should have you covered for now. For nymphing, the Crystal HBI, Mercer's PMD Jigster and a plain ol' Pheasant Tail in #14 - 16 will get the fish eating your fly. Swinging and stripping scuds and leeches is also a good technique in the deep holes. We have some windy weather in the offing, but the Fall is fishing!

Hot Flies:  TB Drowned Rusty Spinner, PMD's, Norman's Wiggletails, Pheasant Tails, Mercer's Missing Link, Zug Bugs, and Leeches.

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Feather River

4/4/22

Flows have come into good shape and it is go time for spring steelhead on the Lower Feather River. The pictures are from my trip there yesterday. There are fresh hot fish in the river as well as some that have taken care of business up at the top and moved back down into the main river. There has been quite a bit of bug life and the fish are eating. Nymphing is our primary method for success although spring is the best time of year to get these fish on the swing. The fishing should be solid through April, May, and likely June.

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Confluence Outfitters
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5/9/22

Stripers should remain spread throughout the river, but most are now reaching post-spawn and fewer and fewer fresh fish are moving into the system. G-Ratt Sneaky Pete glide baits have been most effective as are drift fished minnows in extra-large. The flows at Gridley are currently 1119 cfs.

- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

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Hat Creek

5/7/22

Brian: Today was Aaron’s (client) birthday.  To celebrate, his son Coleton and son-in-law Chris took him fishing on Hat Creek. All three of them hooked into fish everywhere we fished, but Aaron was gifted with two beautiful birthday fish!

- Courtesy of:

Confluence Outfitters
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5/9/22

Mornings can be chilly up on Hat. The hatches on some days can be pretty intense if there is clouds and rain. A few PMDs, Grannom and Brachycentrus Caddis, and midges are coming off. If you are lucky, the Green Drakes will be emerging or ovipositing and you can throw Harrop's Last Chance Cripple or the Comparadun for the adults. Make sure you have Adams or Parachute Adams in #18 & 20, Rusty Spinners, and a crippled PMD pattern like Zach's Milla Time May. On the Powerhouse 2 Riffle, #16 - 18 Dark Missing Links, and the Lower Sac LaFontaine will work well. Still not a lot of Salmonflies emerging, fish Rubberlegs right now where you can, but with the warmer weather in store it could happen any day. The access into the lower section north of 299 was still gated off as of yesterday, but should open up this weekend?

Hot Flies:  TB Drowned Rusty Spinner, Rubberlegs, Sweet Pea Jigged Baetis, Pheasant Tails, Mercer's Missing Link, and Green Drakes

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Note: Hat Creek is a world renown fishery. Wild trout are large and abundant!

Iron Canyon Reservoir

4/8/22

If the visibility is decent, this could be a good destination to hook a ton of rainbows. We have not had any recent reports, most anglers are chasing steelhead right now. We'll keep you posted when we do get eyes on the lake.

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(Image: Nor Cal Fish Reports)

Keswick Lake

4/8/22

No recent reports on Keswick, the clarity should be much improved from the past two months. Keep an eye out for the submerged bedrock as this will eat your lower end up. A dark Olive Woolly Bugger is a good fly. San Juan Worms under an indicator or your favorite Baetis nymph pattern. if you are dead drifting for fish works wonders.

Indicator suspended Birds Nests, Midges, PT Nymphs should work along the edges of the fast water near the Dam. Suspend your flies about 2-3 feet below the indicator. These fish like to come up to the fly. Fish the shallow edges. Stay low!! You will need a motorized boat to get to where the good fishing exists.

- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

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Klamath River

5/9/22

More rain over the weekend pushed the lower Klamath to over 25,000 cfs on Saturday. The river was dropping as of Sunday and should be fishable this week. Most of the steelhead have made their way down after spawning, but here should still be some coming from the Trinity. Springer season on the lower Klamath opens July 1. Flows on Sunday were 23,000 cfs at the mouth of the Klamath, 10,500 cfs at Orleans, and 2,825 cfs further upstream in the Seiad Valley.

- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

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No current report  

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4/8/22

No recent reports on the upper Klamath. Things may be winding down for the adult steelhead season. We'll be keeping our eyes open for the Salmonfly hatch which should be coming up shortly and will report that when it happens. If you would like to get after some steelhead, the Trinity is fishing pretty well right now.

The Fly Shop
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Lake Almanor

5/9/22

John Crotty of the Almanor Fishing Association said, ““Plumas County is experiencing another winter like storm with snow at lake level, with overnight temperatures dropping into the low twenties and daytime highs in the forties. The unsettled weather has our water temperatures dropping back into the low fifties as Mount Lassen could see another two plus feet of fresh snow. Lake level continues to rise, and with the wet spring, we should see an increase in water levels into early June. Winds the past two days have made for difficult if not impossible fishing conditions. Our weather is expected to settle down Tuesday afternoon and is looking favorable for next weekend. Fish remain scattered throughout the lake, catching has been dependent upon winds. When weather allows, we were targeting fish in the top fifteen feet of the water column, fast trolling hardware at 2.5 to 3 mph. We are covering ground and fishing for ten or twelve bites. The fish are in great shape as they continue to gorge on insects. Red/gold and red dot frog have been my top producers with brown trout and perch patterns good choices as well. The majority of the fishing pressure remains the northwest section of the lake.  Bass fishermen continue to pick up quality fish (when weather allows) in the shallows, white plastics are getting the job done. Hamilton Branch is your best shot at fishing from the bank. Canyon dam remains the only public boat ramp, the USFS has not announced when the Almanor West ramp and campground will open. Please use caution when motoring as there are a number of navigational hazards throughout the lake.” The lake is at 67 percent.

Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

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Lake Oroville

5/9/22

Bass fishing remains outstanding with reaction baits consisting of G-Ratt’s Sneaky Pete’s or River2Sea Swavers in the mornings as the fish are in the shallows and aggressive. Finesse presentations on a Bass Union dart head, football-head jigs, the 3/16th-ounce Neko Rig or with Z-Man’s TRD on a 3/16th Bass Union Ned Head at depths around 15 feet are also effective. King salmon remain elusive, and the prospects aren’t encouraging for this season.  Loafer Creek is the best launch, but the Spillway is back open with 6 to 7 lanes and plenty of parking. Lime Saddle launch is another option as there is plenty of access on the lake. The lake rose to 55 percent.

THERMALITO AFTERBAY: No Current report.

- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

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Lewiston Lake

4/8/22

Lewiston Lake is fishing well right now, and with most anglers heading further downstream to chase steelhead on the Trinity, you should find some elbow room to chase the rainbows on this lake. This time of year you should always plan to fish midges and Blue Wing Olive patterns. Stripped slowly, or under an indicator, this will be you go to method to hook up. Bring your Bugger Box with plenty of black, brown and olive patterns too, and Balanced Leeches are very effective here as well. If you have a motor, head up and fish the dam outflow, it can be spectacular.

- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

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Flows have stabilized and the fishing has really begun to pick up around the lake for boat, bank and fly anglers. The lower dam has been producing some kokanee while trolling along the face of the dam. The upper dam has been producing for trout anglers trolling ‘crawlers and hardware.

- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

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Manzanita Lake

No current report

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McCloud Reservoir

No recent reports.

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McCloud River

5/6/22

The road into Ah-Di-Na is open now, but keep in mind that the section of road the FS fixed can become wet and boggy - use caution and bring an all wheel drive vehicle. Fishing in the section in and around Ash Camp continues to be very good. With the little shot of weather, just some showers in that area and then warming next week, the early season hatches should be underway in full force. Be prepared with your midges and Blue Wing Olives, Two Bit Hookers, Olive Hot Spots, and Zebra Midges. Another fly you will want to have on is a Rubberlegs, black or brown, size 6. For that large sarge hiding in the tailout, swing and strip a Sculpin. Green Drakes are definitely coming off on Hat Creek, we imagine they aren't far behind on the McCloud. This warming trend should kick off the Green Drakes and PMDs. Stay tuned!

- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

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Modoc County Fisheries

Report provided by Modoc Outdoor Recreation and Tourism:

The drought is hitting Modoc hard. Some lakes that are at the basis for great fishing in Modoc County are low enough to challenge boaters at the launch and the river has not run high all year. Surprisingly though, the fishing has not suffered… yet. As a mater of fact, low lake levels have made targeting bass and other warm water species like, well, shooting fish in a barrel. A fly angler recently landed a 5.5 pound largemouth from shore on a Devil’s Garden lake. Kids get hooked on the lifestyle when 20-fish days are common, as they are right now. Trout are kegged up in deeper holes in rivers and streams making them almost too easy to target. All in all, it is a great time to be an angler in Modoc County. Just pray for rain before it all goes away…

Here are a few tips for low-water fishing:

•Please remember fish do not do as well when released in warmer water, especially trout and other cold water species.


•Play fish intended for release as quickly as possible, wet hands and keep fish in the water to maximize survival after release.


•Think about keeping a few smaller fish where regulations allow to lessen the drought’s impact on others left behind.


•Remember fuels are dry! Don’t start a wildfire that could impact all kinds of habitat, including already-stressed fisheries.


•Always leave an area better than you found it. Increased visitation means increased trash and other waste. Public servants cannot always keep up due to declining budgets and soaring demands. Please do your part!


Northern California: by Luke: Walk & Wade Options in Northern California

Of the many things I love about fly fishing in northern California, the diversity of both fisheries and techniques has to be two of the stand outs. Dry fly? No problem. You want to use a spey rod and swing flies? Sure thing. Tight line nymphing? We got you covered. Indicator nymphing? Of course. The opportunities abound and no matter what technique gets you excited or what type of water you want to fish, there are plenty of options to make it happen. From tailwaters to spring creeks to freestones, you can find the perfect escape. And what's more is that there are options throughout the year, with some of the *best* fly fishing happening in the spring! The insect hatches start to get pretty crazy and there are still plenty of big fish to be caught. Guests on a number of fisheries have had chances to catch some great fish on just about every method available. One day due to the massive caddis hatch, we were able to throw double dries for a couple of hours and caught a bunch of fish up top. On another day we were swinging soft hackles and hooking nice trout using trout spey tactics. Northern California has incredible options and you just can't beat the weather right now! Book a trip today on one of our many options and don't forget that walk and wade trips can be extremely effective and you can catch some really big fish.

- Courtesy of:

Confluence Outfitters
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Pit River

5/6/22

PG&E will be performing maintenance on the bridge over Lake Britton Dam from April 18th through September 2nd. You will have to go around on Clark Creek Rd to the north, or access Pit 3 from Big Bend in the meantime.

Meanwhile, flows on Pit 3 remain high and will for the foreseeable future overtopping the dam. Flows below the Pit 4 dam and through Big Bend on Pit 5 are high, but doable in some places. If you want some fantastic fishing you should check out the Upper Sac or the McCloud in Ash Camp.
As always, the flows on the Pit can and will change without notice, so definitely check before you go! And be prepared to get out when the river begins to rise.

Hot Flies:  Dry Flies:
• Stimulator - Orange
• Foam October Caddis
• Potter's October Caddis
• Mercer's Skating October Caddis
• Chernobyl Ant
• Fat Albert
• Adams - #14-18
• Elk Hair Caddis - Tan #12-16
• Mayfly Cripples - #12-16

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
• Mercer's Tungsten October Pupa
• Morrish October Pupa
• Skip’s TB October Caddis
• Black A.P. - #12
• Dark Lords - #12-16
• Flashback Pheasant Tail - #14-16
• Beaded Zebra Midge - #18
• BH Hellgrammite - #6
• Mercer's Poxyback Dark Stone - #6
• GB Black A.P. - #10-12
• CB Micro Mayflies - #14-18
• Red Copper Johns - #16-18
• Pat's Brown Rubberleg - #6-8
• Gordon's Amber Wing Prince - #14-18
• GB Bird's Nest - #10-16

Streamers & Leeches:
• Zack's Swimming Leech - #8

- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

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Private Waters

Privately owned waters represent an appreciable portion of California’s fishable waters. This includes flowing waters, privately owned lakes, and ponds. California’s private waters provide a great amount of fishing opportunity, produces quality fisheries and are important habitats for native wildlife species. Book with one of our amazing members here:

The Fly Shop

There are several hundred miles of rivers, creeks, lakes and streams within easy striking distance of The Fly Shop® in Redding. To book a guided trip on one of our private waters or regional lakes or streams you can call or send a message at info@theflyshop.com. 

https://www.theflyshop.com/adventures/private.html

Reports from The Fly Shop Private Waters:

https://www.theflyshop.com/streamreport.html

Confluence Outfitters

We guide the best trout and steelhead destinations in northern California and southern Oregon. The guide team at Confluence Outfitters has the expertise, local knowledge and versatility to make your next fly fishing trip a trip to remember!

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Sacramento River - Lower

5/9/22

Keswick Reservoir to Red Bluff — The wild rainbow trout fishing remains very good despite strong winds. Drift boats fishing from below Highway 44 to Red Bluff continue to report fish between 18 to 22 inches. The Fly Shop in Redding reported decent fishing throughout the day with most fish still taken on PMD’s, rubber legs or nymphs under an indicator. The flows below Keswick are steady at 3,350 cfs.

- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

https://www.wonews.com/

5/6/22

Unsettled weather today on the Sac but Phil and Tim had a great day nonetheless. It threatened to rain (didn't) and threatened wind (did) but we soldiered on.  Today was an upriver wind so I had to push the boat most of the day but we caught a lot of big fish anyway,  I think every fish but one went on the steelhead report cards (over 16" and way over 16").  Drift boat fishing is a team sport and the team did well today!

- Courtesy of:

Confluence Outfitters
Andrew Harris
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5/6/22

We'll have a little wind and some showers Sunday morning, but these are great conditions on the Lower Sac for the spring. The river is fishing well from the 44 bridge down to Jellys Ferry at least. Mercer's Poxyback PMD & Jiggy PMD, Peaches N' Cream, and the Crackback nymphs are good bugs to have. More and more Bubbleback Caddis and Bird's Nests are heading out the door to the river and into trout mouths. Get your swing game going in the evenings with some soft hackles. On the Sac the world's your oyster!

Hot Flies:
Dry Flies:
• Mercer's Missing Link, #18 Dark
• Mayfly Cripple - Limestone #18
• Norman's Loopwing - BWO

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
• CB Birds Nest - #14
• Mercer's Micro May - #14-16 Brown
• Mercer's Poxy Back PMD - #16
• Bubbleback Caddis, - Olive #16
• Pat's Rubber Legs - #4-8

Eggs:
• Micro Spawn - Peachy King, Shrimp Pink
• Boles Bazookas - Shrimp Pink, Peachy King

- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

The Fly Shop
800-669-3474
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Sacramento River - Upper

5/9/22

The Upper is fishing well, the weather in store over the weekend will have the upper stretches around Dunsmuir and upstream cold in the mornings. Hatches continue to become more intense and prolific as we progress into spring. Pale Morning Duns are coming off on this river as with all of the other rivers up here. Midges in the morning and Blue Wing Olives from lunch on. We should see more insects coming off, and cloudy, rainy days on the Upper mean your best chances at good mid day hatches and fish gulping insects. Good nymphs now are Mercer's PMD Jigster, #18 Zebra Midge, the Perdigon, and the #18 Olive Hotspot. Also Rubberlegs. For dries, bring some dark Missing Links in #14 - 18, and some Adams same sizes to cover your bases. Some of these fish are pretty aggressive, so swung and stripped Sculpin patterns are definitely a good idea now.

Hot Flies:
Dry Flies:
• D&D Cripple - March Brown
• Low Water Baetis - #18
• Adams - #12-20
• Mercer's Missing Link - Dark #14-16
• Parachute Adams - #14-18

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
• Mercer's Tungsten October Pupa
• Morrish October Pupa
• Skip's TB October Caddis
• CB Birds Nest - #10-14
• Red Copper John - #16-18
• Zebra Midge - #18-20
• Mercury Black Beauty
• Mercer's Glass Bead Micro May - #22
• Mercer's GB Dark Stone - #8
• Mercer's Dark Stone - #6
• Pat's Rubber Legs - Brown #6-8
• GB Birds Nest - #12-14
• Gordon's Amber Wing Prince - #12-18
• Swink's BTS
• Mercer's CB Micro Mayfly - #14-16

Streamers & Leeches:
• Sheila Sculpin
• Woolly Buggers
• Muddler Minnows - #10

- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

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800-669-3474
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5/5/22

The Trinity River is in spring flush now with high flows to clean out river and spawning habitat. Flows will drop to fishable flows by mid month and to summer flows of 450cfs in third week of May. The fly only section above Lewiston bridge will have some wade fishing opportunities for half pounder steelhead and possibly brown trout. You can dry fly fish or nymph, swing. This section can be fun on light rods. Maybe you will get lucky and find a spring/summer run steelhead. I am also thanking all the clients that fished with me in the 21/22 season. It was an epic season! One of the best seasons I have had on the Trinity with 400 plus adult steelhead released by my clients. I offer nymph and swing trips or combos of both methods. Now is a good time to start making plans for fall/Winter 2022/23! Get on the books for next season and don't miss out! Thanks and good fishing, Peter

- Courtesy of:

Confluence Outfitters
Andrew Harris
888-481-1650
andrew@confluenceoutfitters.com
www.confluenceoutfitters.com

Shasta Lake

5/9/22

The bass bite remains very good with males protecting the beds and females holding nearby or cruising the shoreline out to feet of depth. Working the shallows along the shorelines with anything plastic, glidebaits or wakebaits are most effective along with around bridge pilons, rocky points, and drop offs. Kokanee to over 15 inches have been reported, and these fish are fat and healthy. The lake has the potential of producing the lake’s largest kokanee this year due to excellent sunlight exposure and heavy plants by the DFW over the past three years.  The trout bite remains very good for angler’s surface trolling blue-silver Optimizer Jr’s. at 3.5 mph down to 15 feet. There has been a decent post-spawn morning top-water bite. The lake is at 40 percent.

- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

https://www.wonews.com/

4/8/22

The lake has come around and is fishing pretty well right now with the Spotted Bass in pre-spawn mode. Fish are in 7 - 9' of water closer to shore. The Float 'N Fly under an indicator is the go-to method for now. Any color pattern is working. If you would like to fish on the bottom, a good sinking line fished back towards the bank bouncing a crayfish pattern will work very well in the shallower dropoffs and banks. The Warpath Whammy Craw in olive or orange is a good pattern for this. Fish will eat Clousers as well, don't forget those. And we'll keep on you about going up into the tributaries where you can fish dry dropper setups with your favorite dropper, keep your eyes peeled and match the hatch.

- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

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Siskiyou Lake

For informational purposes:

Lake Siskiyou is a reservoir formed by Box Canyon Dam on the Sacramento River, in far northern California, near the town of Azalea, California. It is the site of local recreation, as well as being used for watershed protection and flood control.

- Courtesy of Shasta Cascade

Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association

https://www.shastacascade.com/

(800)474-2782

Trinity Lake

No current report.

- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

The Fly Shop
800-669-3474
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5/9/22

The bass bite remains good for fish between 2 to 4.5 pounds, but the big fish bite has slowed. The best action is around rock piles at 25 30 feet. Females should be on the beds by the next full moon. There was a considerable water release mid-week, but the lake level settled at 31 percent.

- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

https://www.wonews.com/

Trinity River

5/5/22

The Trinity River is in spring flush now with high flows to clean out river and spawning habitat. Flows will drop to fishable flows by mid month and to summer flows of 450cfs in third week of May. The fly only section above Lewiston bridge will have some wade fishing opportunities for half pounder steelhead and possibly brown trout. You can dry fly fish or nymph, swing. This section can be fun on light rods. Maybe you will get lucky and find a spring/summer run steelhead. I am also thanking all the clients that fished with me in the 21/22 season. It was an epic season! One of the best seasons I have had on the Trinity with 400 plus adult steelhead released by my clients. I offer nymph and swing trips or combos of both methods. Now is a good time to start making plans for fall/Winter 2022/23! Get on the books for next season and don't miss out!Thanks and good fishing,Peter

- Courtesy Confluence Outfitters

Confluence Outfitters
Andrew Harris
888-481-1650
andrew@confluenceoutfitters.com
www.confluenceoutfitters.com

5/6/22

Spring pulse flows will begin today on the river and will top out at 6,000 CFS next Wednesday, April 20th. The flows over the next month will fluctuate some, and the flow on May 16th will be 450 CFS and should remain there over the summer. We would recommend fishing elsewhere over the next month.

Hot Flies:
Dry Flies:
• Harrop's Last Chance Cripple - #18

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
• Pat's RubberlegsBrown and Black, #4-8
• Mercer's Poxyback GB Hares Ears - #8-14
• TB Solitude Stone - #8
• Lance's X-May - #16, Brown
• Mercer's Gold Bead Biot Epoxy Golden Stone - #8-10

Eggs:
• Clown Egg - #4-10
• M.C. Redd Reapers
• Micro Spawn Eggs - Pink & Salmon Egg
• Boles Bazookas - #8

Streamers & Leeches:
• Beadhead Crystal Buggers - Any
• CH Kiwi Muddlers
• Freshwater Clouser - Any

- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

The Fly Shop
800-669-3474
info@theflyshop.com
https://www.theflyshop.com/

5/9/22

Flows are starting to level off on the lower Trinity following rain over the weekend. Fishing conditions aren’t great, but they should continue to improve this week. The excess water increased the chances of the fry and spawners navigating their way safely downriver. As of Sunday, flows were 5,200 cfs on the Hoopa gauge.

- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

https://www.wonews.com/

Whiskeytown Lake

5/9/22

The kokanee bite remains incredible despite crazy weather. Trollers using the Trinidad T-PEX with chartreuse and gold black dot willow blades behind a small blue/white Fish Bone Sling-Blade dodger on short 8- to 14-inch leaders continue to score near the Whiskey Creek mouth or Oak Bottom at 1.2 mph and 50 feet in depth.  The bass bite remains very good with plenty of big fish holding shallow as both males and females are on the beds. Work the shorelines with larger crank baits or bump along the shoreline using crawfish patterns with a skirt. The lake rose slightly to 95 percent.

- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

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