2021 Fire Information

Shasta Cascade Fishing Report

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Baum Lake

While it is smoky, the fishing has been very good with fish sipping midges in the morning and caddis later in the day. Size #16-18 red and copper colored pupa patterns work well, like Zebra Midges. With more Caddis coming off don't forget to bring Bird's Nests, Poopahs and Bubble Back Caddis to dead drift or swing. Soft Hackles work great here too. Damselflies are abundant and Zach's Swimming Damsel is a good pattern. Sinking lines with Wooly Buggers and ZT's Balanced Swimming Leeches are a great choice to get some big fish. Small nymphs under a dry dropper is the best way to get a high number of fish without scaring the trout in there. Our guides have this place wired if you are looking for some tactical advice on fishing a great spring creek fishery with an expert!
Hot Flies:
Dry Flies:
Adams - #18-20, Hackle Winged May - BWO, Harrop's Last Chance - All, Griffith's Gnat, Mercer's Missing Link - #14-18, Light Cahill - #18

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Red Copper John - #18, Ultra Scuds, GB Flashback PT - #14-20, Black A.P. - #14-16, Beaded Zebra Midge - #18-20, Mercer's Gidget, Mercer's CB Micro Mays - Ruby Red #16-18, GB Flashback PT - Olive #18, Beaded Zebra Midge - #16-20, Chromie - #18

Steamers & Leeches:
JGF Translucent Wiggle Tail - #10, Beaded Micro Buggers - #12, Zack's Damseleech - #14

- 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

The Eagle Lake-strain trout are moving into the shallows in response to the colder nights. Trolling in the shallows at depths from 2 to 7 feet in the early mornings over the shelves on the east side of the lake above Miner’s Bay with orange trolling flies has been most productive, but there are fish suspending from 15 to 25 feet outside of the shelves over the drop-offs to 50 feet. Shore fishermen on Pike’s Point near the launch ramp are scoring in the early mornings with Kastmasters on long casts, and the nightcrawler under a bobber bite. The Gallatin Marina store is open from 9 to 3 from Monday through Friday, 8 to 4 on Saturday, and 8 to 3 on Sunday. The launch ramp remains in the water, but boaters have to be cautious not to go of the end of the ramp into the rocks. Jet boaters are requested to walk their boats onto their trailers as running the engine onto the trailer is displaying the rocks at the end of the ramp.

- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

https://www.wonews.com/

Eagle Canyon Lake

Here is a report from the group that fished Eagle Canyon today: "On our annual return trip to the Eagle Canyon, we had another  great time chasing those huge rainbows that populate the two lakes. The  best bite took place from the time we arrived at 8:30 am to around 11:00  am. Both lakes were producing. The fish were taking leech patterns in  black or purple (size 6-10) and copper johns in sizes 10- 14 stripped in  slowly behind an intermediate line. The bite slowed down during midday  (perfect for our lunch break) but then picked up again in the evening.  Dark leech patterns and hares ear nymphs were the ticket during the  early evening bite. The fish caught yesterday ranged from 5-12 pounds  with several in the 7-9 pounds range. They were very fresh and put up a  very good battle when hooked. We look forward to another return  trip to Eagle Canyon in the future."

- Courtesy of:

Confluence Outfitters
Andrew Harris
888-481-1650
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Fall River

We've got clear skies! What a difference a rain storm can make! The river continues to fish well with a great Callibaetis spinner fall happening just about every morning and the hatch begins around ten or so. Fish will key on a very specific size, #14 , the Last Chance Cripple in Callibaetis has been a good fly, also fishing a #14 Flashback Pheasant Tail has worked very well under an indicator or Big Head Moth. The fishing will usually be good until the early afternoon when the debris brings some chaos. Watch out for the small white mayflies hatching, the Canis can have the fish keying on a #22-24 white pattern. Midges and BWO patterns will also be effective along with stripping Zug Bugs and Damsel Leeches.


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

I had a great time with Jason on the Feather. Fish were chowing and we got them on eggs and a wide variety of bugs. October is go time...more and more salmon are showing up and dropping eggs and more steelhead will keep coming up the system. I have not seen another fishing boat in the last two days out there. Primary tactics have been indicator nymphing and we are also getting into fish doing hopper dropper. Only a 2.5 hour drive from SF, the Lower Feather is a highly underrated river and a great place for someone to catch their first steelhead. Numbers are looking good for this season and should only get better from here.

- Courtesy of:

Confluence Outfitters
Andrew Harris
888-481-1650
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Slow- only a fish or two at the Outlet, Boyd’s Pump, or Gridley. Many of the fish are already cooked due to the long run in the shallow warm water. The Outlet Hole is only accessible from the upper boat launch. Drift boats and shallow runners are currently the only boats fishing. The water flows at Gridley are steady at 1200 cfs.

- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

https://www.wonews.com/

Hat Creek

My guests Mike and Jeff have never fished Hat Creek, so today was all about showing them some different sections of this beautiful river. Our morning started at the Powerhouse Riffle – of course. We had some fish feeding on the surface and had lots of grabs, but only landed some small fish on dries. We switched over to nymphs and started getting some grabs and landed one decent fish. After lunch we fished the lower river and hooked some on a hopper-dropper rig. After a few nymph grabs, Mike hooked a nice fish on a dry, but it managed to elude the net and Jeff landed a few small fish. They had a fun day even though the fish were not very grabby.

- Courtesy of:

Confluence Outfitters
Andrew Harris
888-481-1650
andrew@confluenceoutfitters.com
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Clear blue skies and no smoke! The rainfall from the storm this past weekend has put out most of the remaining active areas on the Dixie Fire which was contributing to most of the smoke in the area. The fishing has remained very good. Early Mornings and late evenings are very good and with the smoke, mid day hatches can occur. There are still some Tricos hanging around in the mornings near the Power House 2 riffle. Look for micro caddis in the late evening just before dark. The riffle section below 299 has had some fish still eating little Yellow Sallies, but the stoneflies are all but finished for the year.
Hot Flies:  TB Drowned Rusty Spinner, Rubberlegs, Sweet Pea Jigged Baetis, Pheasant Tails, Mercer's Missing Link, and Green Drakes

- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

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

Iron Canyon Reservoir

Report: The national forests are all under a closure area until September 17th. You can fish on Lake Shasta, and if you would like to fish Private Waters, Rock Creek Lake has some nice trout.

Dry Flies:
Harrop's Last Chance - Callibaetis

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
San Juan Worm - Fire #8-14, Chromies - #16-18, Beaded Zebra Midge - #16-20, Mercer's CB Micro Mayfly - #14-18, GB Half-Flashback PT - #16-20

Streamers & Leeches:
Beaded Micro Buggers, Freshwater Clouser - Olive/White, Zonkers - #4

- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

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(Image: Nor Cal Fish Reports)

Keswick Lake

No recent reports on Keswick, this is usually when the streamer bite picks 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.

Mercer's Missing Link #16-18, Adams #14-16, Mercer's Parachute Profile Spinners #16

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Bubbleback Caddis - #14, Mercer's Glo-Bubble Caddis - Tan #14, Chromie - #16-18, Mercer's Gidget, GB San Juan Worm - #12, Mercer's Biot Epoxy Golden Stones - #8-12, Chironomid Bomber - Any color #12, Mercer's CB Micro Mayfly - Brown #16-18, Pats Rubberlegs - Brown #6-8, CB Birds Nest - #10-14

Streamers & Leeches:
Crystal Buggers, Freshwater Clousers - #6, Zonkers - Natural #4, BH Halebopp Leech - Olive/Dark Olive #8

- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

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Keswick Reservoir is known by the locals to be challenging, different and quite special.  It warrants a guided trip for the eager angler ready to catch trophy wild Rainbow and Brown Trout.  It consists of 9 miles of water and is located between Shasta Dam and Keswick Dam where its purpose lies in moderating the conditions in Shasta Lake and the Sacramento River as well as its demands to downstream irrigation and power commitments.  Due to the important role it plays in Sacramento River water management, the lake level can fluctuate throughout the day presenting challenging yet exciting fishing conditions. It is safe to say that this fishery gets very little fishing pressure due to its limited access.  Being a capable caster is essential to success, 30ft+ is recommended. Small Midges are the go-to here but we also fish leaches, caddis, small mayflies and bait fish imitations. The average trout is 16” and 25 inchers are not uncommon. Keswick Reservoir looks like a spring creek up on the top and a lake at the bottom. The season to fish this year-round fishery is best from February through July.

- Courtesy of HarvestWild

HarvestWild
Aaron Grabiel
530-356-2189
info@harvestwild.com
www.harvestwild.com

Klamath River

Salmon fishing remains excellent for both jacks and adults on the lower Klamath. Side-drifting roe in the riffles and dragging roe through the deeper holes are both producing fish from the Glen to Johnson’s. Fresh fish are coming into the lower river just about every day. Anglers can keep two jacks (less than or equal to 23 inches) per day with a possession limit of six. Your adult Chinook releases need to be recorded on your North Coast Salmon Report Card as normal. River flows on Sunday were 2,150 cfs at the mouth of the Klamath, 1,400 cfs at Orleans, and 1,100 cfs further upstream in the Seiad Valley.

- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

https://www.wonews.com/

Fires in and around the Trinity Alps continue to bring a lot of smoke in the mid to upper river sections. The McCash fire continues to burn south and west of Happy Camp. While the forests have been opened up, the McCash Fire closure order begins just west of Seiad Valley and extends all the way west to just east of Weitchpec. Keep an eye out for highway closures if you are headed to Klamath Glen on the coast or up on the top end.
We have had solid reports of fish below Weitchpec. It is only a matter of time before they make their way up above into the middle river.

Eggs:
• Clown Egg
• M.C. Redd Reaper - Champagne
• Micro Spawn - Shrimp Pink or Salmon Egg
• Boles Bazookas

Nymphs:
• Pat's Rubberlegs - #4-8
• 3-D Nymphs - #8-10
• Red Copper Johns - #14-18
• Gordon's Amber Wing Prince - #14-18
• Articulated Marabou Leech

- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

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Lake Almanor

John Crotty of the Almanor Fishing Association reported good trout action as the rainbows and brown gorge upon pond smelt.Trollers are catching fish using their preferred methods either slow rolling Gulp! or nightcrawlers, pulling flies at 1.5- to 2-MPH or fast trolling hardware. The key is finding the bait, and when you find the bait, you will catch fish. The trout are scattered throughout the lake and water column, but both the rainbows and browns are in great shape and fishing pressure is light. The Hamilton Branch fished well this past week as well with bait and fly fishermen catching quality trout.” Launching remains a concern with both public ramps closed and most private ramps soon to be unavailable. Visitors should check with the local resorts for launching access. Be prepared for delays when traveling into and out of Plumas County; between road construction on the Fredoyner Summit on 36 to hazardous tree removal on 36, 89 & 70 drive times could be impacted by hours Monday through Saturday.

- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

https://www.wonews.com/

Lake Oroville

The launch ramp at the Spillway remains closed as the lake continued to hold at 22 percent. The launch may reopen if the lake continues to drop as the slope will flatten out. It’s all about bank fishing right now, and there are some small spotted bass taken with plastics from the shorelines. The launch ramp may not open once again until the lake rises in the event of precipitation in the coming months.

THERMALITO AFTERBAY: According to Sorensen, this shallow impoundment is very cold, causing the largemouth here to be lethargic and hard to catch. He doesn’t expect it will be worth the effort to fish it until the warmer temperatures of spring arrive.

- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

https://www.wonews.com/

Lewiston Lake

Report: Smoke is definitely impacting the Lewiston area at this time. This little reservoir receives little attention from fly anglers during the summer months due to the availability of all the smaller trout streams. However, don't overlook this great little lake. The flows from the dam into the lake have been at least 2,500 CFS over the past week making the upper end fish like a small river. Dragons and Damsels are always good choices to throw, stripping a brown or olive Crystal Bugger is always a good bet and any of the good Damsel Leeches are a must have. The Callibaetis and Mahogany Duns should have a daily hatch, stripping a good ol' Pheasant Tail in slowly on an intermediate line is a good tactic.

Dry Flies:
Hackle Stackers - BWO #18, Parachute Adams - #14-18, Mayfly Cripples

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Ultra Scuds - #16, Chromies - #18-20, Mercer's CB Micro May - Black #18, Flashback Pheasant Tail - #16-18, Beaded Zebra Midges - #18-20, Mercer's Gidgets

Streamers & Leeches:
JGF Translucent Wiggle Tail, Woolly Bugger - Any, Beadhead Crystal Buggers - #8, Zack's Swimming Leech - #8, Zack's Damseleech - Orange/Olive

- 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

https://www.wonews.com/

Manzanita Lake

*Lassen Volcanic National Park is closed due to the Dixie Fire*


No Current Report

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McCloud Reservoir

This gem of a lake is full of opportunity and trout, both Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout call this river home.  There is a strong hatchery program for Rainbow Trout and a healthy wild population.  Sight cast to cruising trout or stripping streamers while blind casting to the bank can produce both trout species that McCloud Reservoir homes.  Nymphing can be productive as well as dry fly fishing Callibaetis and terrestrials.  This river fishes well year-round and can be a great fall back option as well as a destination all to itself.  The Lake has a beautiful blue green hue that takes your breath away.  The mouth of the McCloud can be very good and fishes like a spring creek.

- Courtesy of HarvestWild

HarvestWild
Aaron Grabiel
530-356-2189
info@harvestwild.com
www.harvestwild.com

Report: The national forests are all under a closure area until September 17th. You can fish on Lake Shasta, and if you would like to fish Private Waters, Rock Creek Lake has some nice trout.
Hot Flies:
Dry Flies:
Harrop's Last Chance - #16-20, Adams - #14-18, Mayfly Cripple - #18, Last Chance Cripple - Callibaetis or Baetis, Mercer's Missing Link - #14-16, Mercer's Parachute Profile Dun Spinner

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Zack's Attack Damsel, Burk's Sierra Damsel, Black A.P. - #14-16, Hogan's S&M - Olive #16-18, Beaded Zebra Midge - Black #18-20, Mercer's Gidgets

Steamers & Leeches:
Beaded Micro Bugger - Black, Zonkers - #4, Beaded Micro Buggers - Any

- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

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800-669-3474
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McCloud River

No Current report.

- Courtesy of:

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

The Shasta-Trinity Forest is open again along the McCloud River. The fishing above the lake in the Fowler's Campground and Falls area should be pretty good. However, we are still seeing a lot of brown water in the lower river, we can't recommend fishing the river below the lake at this time. There will be some clearing followed by another flow of the muddy water. The Upper Sacramento and Pit Rivers are great alternatives.

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

Pit River

The forest closures will be lifted tonight at midnight. Please check out the Shasta-Trinity National Forest's website for any restrictions which remain in place. Smoke is not a factor as of now with the Dixie Fire nearly extinguished. Whew! The river clarity and temperatures should be perfect, now would be a good time to plan a trip to this great freestone river!
We will keep you in the loop when we hear about the closures ending.

Here are some useful links to monitor the flows:

Pit 3 - Below Pit 3 Dam
Pit 5 - Through Big Bend
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

The Fly Shop
800-669-3474
info@theflyshop.com
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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!

https://confluenceoutfitters.com/destination-map.aspx

HarvestWild

HarvestWild offers guided fly fishing, gear fishing and instructor led clinics. HarvestWild is based in the heart of the west coasts most abundant fishing. In Northern California, we have bountiful rivers, lakes, reservoirs, and streams which collectively offer fishing 365 days a year in some of the most picturesque settings.

https://www.harvestwild.com/guided-fishing

Sacramento River - Lower

SACRAMENTO RIVER, Keswick Reservoir to Red Bluff — Salmon numbers below the diversion dam remain high with a fish per rod or limits for most of the boats. Fish quality is still good, but there are more mature fish being seen. The water flows below the Keswick reservoir are stable at 7290 cfs. Trout numbers remain very good from the Posse Grounds all the way down to Red Bluff. Egg patterns becoming the go to pattern of choice as the spawn gets underway. PMD’s, Copper John’s or other bead heads with tight bodies, still working. Caddis and mayfly patterns during the morning or evening hatch. The river from Chico all the way up is producing good numbers of fish. The best bite remains on plugs in the early morning before side drifting roe when sun comes up. Switch over to light gear for steelhead in the late morning and early afternoon. The guides are still seeing solid trout numbers on stonefly, caddis and Rs2 Pmd’s when the bugs hatch but are now switching over to egg patterns and will be fishing those throughout most of the remaining season. Salmon numbers for bank anglers below Battle Creek are good fishing beads on a 6-foot leader with 1.5-2-oz weight. Battle Creek-Coleman Hatchery water levels 191 cfs.

SACRAMENTO RIVER, Red Bluff to Chico — Salmon numbers high, most boats with limits. The quality of salmon is good, but there are some older fish in the mix. The water levels at the Colusa Bridge are currently 4704 cfs.

- Courtesy of Western Outdoor News

https://www.wonews.com/


I had a fun day with my guests Katie and Kathryn. We had perfect weather and the fish were super grabby! Kathryn hooked into a really big fish right away, but it managed to spit the fly after a great fight. The bite was very consistent until mid-afternoon and they both hooked into a lot of fish throughout the day. The “egg bite” has begun and should last into mid-November. Now is a great time to book your fall fishing trip with us. Get out and fish!

- Courtesy of:

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

Air quality is great up here! We have blue skies, fair winds and the temperature is perfect. The river is in good shape with steady flows at 6,800 CFS. More and more salmon are getting on the spawning grounds daily. Egg patterns are working well. Besides egg patterns, Rubberlegs and Baetis nymphs are working well. Some evenings you will have some good Caddis hatches, Bird's Nests in #14 & #16 can work well. Further down the river we are seeing a lot of Fall Run salmon rolling and they will be getting onto spawning beds soon. Steelhead are also showing up in force in and around Jellys Ferry downstream through Red Bluff. Come out and fish! It's go time!

- Courtesy of The Fly Shop

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

No current report

- Courtesy of HarvestWild

HarvestWild
Aaron Grabiel
530-356-2189
info@harvestwild.com
www.harvestwild.com

No current report

- Courtesy of:

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

The forest closures will be lifted. Please check the Shasta-Trinity National Forest's website for any remaining restrictions. Also keep in mind the water temps will be higher the further south you go on the river.
Air quality is good right now! The river is low, but cool up above Simms for sure. The Octobers are all pupating now and should begin to hatch up top in three weeks or so. In the meantime, small black flies, Sweet Peas, Zebra Midges, S&Ms are working well in the mornings. Some fish will chase sculpin patterns too. Your best chances for the dry bite comes towards evening. With caddis beginning to show in numbers at dark, dark #14 & #16 Missing Links along with Chubby Chernobyls, and yellow Stimulators in #8 & #6 for the stonefly bite.

Upper Sacramento Flows at Delta
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

The Fly Shop
800-669-3474
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Shasta Lake

John Boitano of JB’s Guide Service reported that the bass bite is still good, there are plenty of fish, but the fish being caught are a bit “snaky”, long but skinny. Smaller swim baits have been working, glide baits have been producing but in lower numbers. Some topwater action early using Spooks, spinners, or cranks. Keitech swimbaits and Mother’s Finest worms have been top producers. Boat launch facilities are limited, and anglers are watching the water levels closely in anticipation of the Shasta Cascade and the Fall Classic bass tournaments. There are only three operable boats ramps. Bridge Bay is down to a single lane 4 wheel-drive track, Jones Valley resort is now a dirt ramp only with no dock. Centimudi still has 2 paved lanes and is workable for 2-wheel drive. The lake has dropped from 24 to 23 percent, and there are unmarked hazards throughout the lake.

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Bass, it's whats for dinner!  Shasta Lake is an amazing fishery. Year around! The temps are cool in the mornings and warming up throughout the day.  For all you trout anglers, give bass fishing a shot, we have never had someone disappointed in their experience on the lake.  Fly fishing and Spin fishing are both available. Give these line rippers a chance to wear you out.

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HarvestWild
Aaron Grabiel
530-356-2189
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Report: There is a lot of smoke on the lake, and while the national forests have been closed through September 17th, the Jones Valley, Digger Bay, Bridge Bay, Centimudi and Antlers ramps are all open. Fishing should be good, the lake is cloudy towards shore and the fish are in shallow water. Float n' Flies under and indicator and crayfish patterns bumped down the rocks on cloud seams should have you in fish all day.

Hot Flies:  Hot Flies Coming Soon!

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Siskiyou Lake

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.

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Trinity Lake

There are a few Summer fish adults hanging around the Douglas City area as well as some reports of the elusive Trinity River brown trout being caught around Lewiston. The Fly water below the dam is a great spot to find juveniles ready to make their migration down stream. Every day the reports have been slowly getting better so give Chris or Bryan a call to book a trip with the Trinity River Experts.

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Reports have been inconsistent due to recent fire closures. Despite the conditions, the bass bite is good. Continue to fish swim baits slow and down to about 30 feet and plastics up to 6-inch worms fished in the 6– to 8-foot range. The lake dropped once again from 30 to 29 percent. Boaters are advised to launch at the Trinity Center public boat launch.

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Trinity River

Trinity River has been picking up after this past storm, getting the winter-run moving.  There are adults and half pounders throught the system and the March Brown hatch is just begining so its a great time to enjoy this breath taking river.  We do expect to see a push of fish in the coming weeks with the weather changes. Similar to other drought years this place will fish best late February through early April.  If you miss the Trinity and want to visit this picturesque river, we would love to take you out. Our go-to flies are Black or Brown Rubberlegs with a may fly nymph below it.  Contact us for a guided trip. Group trips welcome!

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Aaron Grabiel
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I've been on the McCloud, Upper Sac, Trinity, and my bread and butter, the Lower Sac. First things first... the Trinity was really fun and we caught a fair amount of half-pounders as well as hooking a few adults. The Trinity will only get better, so put a date on the books with me. The Upper Sac and McCloud have fished great and despite the smoke, my trips up there have been really fun. So how's the Lower Sac, you ask? It's picking up! We hooked and landed a bunch of fish today in the famed "upper section" (of the Lower Sac) as the river above Hwy 44 opened up. I've also see a few salmon on drifts here and there and, correspondingly, have caught fish on eggs. I mean... why not? Also done well on your usual suspects (rubber legs and caddis and top-secret-you-have-to-be-in-my-boat-to-know flies). Overall the river is fish good to great and the while the heat continues to fire off on all cylinders, the fishing is also picking up with each passing day!

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Confluence Outfitters
Andrew Harris
888-481-1650
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We stand corrected: The closures will remain in effect through at least November 15th due to the Monument Fire. These include national forest lands downstream of Dutton Creek on Steiner Flat Road, above Sky Ranch BLM access including Evans Bar, and areas downstream of Junction City. Everything above Douglas City for sure is open. Check on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest site for the latest information and closure updates.

We are still looking for some reports on the numbers of fish in the upper river above Doulas City. Good numbers of adult fish have definitely made their way into the lower Klamath, it stands to reason there could be decent numbers in at least the lower Trinity. We will be posting a report once we have heard about the upper river.

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The Trinity should be in prime fishing shape following last Monday’s rain. There continues to be plenty of salmon passing through the weir in Willow Creek. Willow Creek and the Kimtu area have excellent access for bank anglers. Fall regulations for Chinook salmon fishing went into effect on Sept. 1 and run through Dec. 31, with a sport quota of 402 adults. Downstream of the Highway 299 Bridge at Cedar Flat to the Denny Road Bridge in Hawkins Bar is closed to fishing September 1 through December 31. As of Sunday, flows were 630 cfs on the Hoopa gauge.

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Whiskeytown Lake

The kokanee bite has slowed a bit with fish stacking around the creek mouths. The larger fish are starting to turn red as they get ready to enter the creeks. Lake fishing for smaller fish remains outstanding. Try orange or pink hoochies at 50 feet, trolling between 1.2- to 1.6 miles per hour with a 25-foot set back with a 10-pound main line with a 15-pound leader. Mix up the colors until you get into the fish. The slow trolling speed and setback length will make the difference between catching or not catching fish. The lake is nearly full at 98 percent.

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