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Guide Notes

Ted Fay Report : June 20, 2018

Rick Cox

 Henry's First Day At It

Henry's First Day At It

Upper Sac

The Upper Sac has been fishing well with flows just about at their summer norm. The Golden Stones are plentiful and fish can be enticed with a big Stimulator …. I always like to add a dropper off of it. With days heating up now you can expect to find fish in the faster water when the sun is high and definitely at the top of runs and pools. Evenings have been very good for dry fly fishing if you find the right spot. In the mornings I have been finding fish in those shady spots created by the trees and ridges. Nymphing the long deep runs require getting your bugs down, most fish are hugging the bottom, so get the lead out. Hatches right now are Goldens, PMD’s, Pink Cahills, and Caddis.

McCloud Magic

The McCloud is living up to its reputation as the McCrowd for this time of year but we are still finding fish on this very special river. Ah Di Nah Campground has been filling up early before the weekends so be prepared. The Golden Stones are hatching in big numbers so don’t be surprised to have one land on you to show itself off.  A big bushy dry fly with a bead head dropper is working well in the heavier water. You want to pop it rather than trying to let it have an extended drift, the fish love that action. Small nymphs are producing best now … LBS and soft hackles although you never want to forsake the rubber leg. During midday high sun the water is very clear so think stealth …. lighter tippet, making yourself less visible, and put away that noisy metal wading staff. Evening dry fly fishing has produced so it’s well worth hanging in there if you can although it’s zero dark thirty about 9ish now.

 Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

 Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

 Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

 Now Where Did Mom Go        Photo by Rick Cox

Now Where Did Mom Go        Photo by Rick Cox

 Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

 Magical Fall River Evening                          Photo by Rick Cox

Magical Fall River Evening                          Photo by Rick Cox

 Fall River                                     Photo by Pauline Cox

Fall River                                     Photo by Pauline Cox

 Open For Business Pastries In Dunsmuir

Open For Business Pastries In Dunsmuir

 Dunsmuir Pastry Porn

Dunsmuir Pastry Porn

Recommended Bugs .....

Nymphs:

LBS (as follows)

  • Dark Lords #14-16
  • Soft Hackles #14-16
  • S&M #16-18
  • Zebra Midge #18-20
  • Rock Worm #18
  • FBPT #16-18
  • Micro Mayfly (blk.) #16-18

Jimmy Legs #4-10
Gordon Prince #14-16
Possie Bugger #8-10
Copper John (red & copper) #14-16

Dries:

  • X-Caddis #16
  • EC Caddis #16
  • Parachute Adams #14-16
  • Stimulator #8-14

If you have any further questions please call the shop and when you are in the area stop in and bug Bob.

 

Cheers

Rick Cox

www.wildwatersflyfishing.com

Ted Fay Report : May 24, 2018

Rick Cox

 Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

McCloud River Fishing Report

The McCloud River continues to give up some great fishing. The river is in fantastic shape with showery weather mixing in with sunny days. The wild Azaleas are in full bloom and their fragrance makes you wonder if you are in a perfume shop. Bring your raincoat for those unexpected thunderstorms and bring your game face, the McCloud River has been giving up some beautiful fish. The Golden Stones are out and about and we have been having good luck with a big Stimulator or Chubby Chernobyl with your favorite dropper hanging off of them. Think stealth too, the clarity of the water is a good 4-5 ft. so skinny up on that tippet. It's that time of year and folks are coming out of the wood works to enjoy this gorgeous river thus we entitle it The McCrowd..... Ah Di Nah Campground was full up yesterday with more sports rolling in.

Give us a shout here at Wild Waters Fly Fishing, we would love to help you enjoy this fabled river.

Cheers

Rick Cox

rick@wildwatersflyfishing.com

877-934-7466

 

 Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

 Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

 Photo by Carl Mogerly

Photo by Carl Mogerly

 Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

 Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

 Photo by John Rickard

Photo by John Rickard

 Photo by John Rickard

Photo by John Rickard

Upper Sacramento River Fishing Report

The Upper Sacramento River is and has been a terrific option for fishing this Spring.  It is starting to sound like a broken record .... good to excellent. Flows remain at a healthy 400-500 cfs with many choices for you to play. The top end from Dunsmuir up river is still seeing a good number of Salmonflies and from mid river (Sims) upstream the Goldens are popping out. The lower river is all about Caddis, Caddis and more Caddis. Cool showery days are producing excellent hatches around midday. Nymphing remains very solid so think about Birds Nest, Poopahs, LBS and soft hackles. This is river is a great option during these busy holiday weekends, you have about 35 miles of accessible water to pick and choose from.

Cheers

Rick Cox

 Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

 Photo by Edward Boyd

Photo by Edward Boyd

 Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

If you have any further questions please call the shop and when you are in the area stop in and bug Bob.

 

 

Ted Fay Report : May 10, 2018

Rick Cox

McCloud and Upper Sacramento Rivers Heating Up

 Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

Great start to the trout season so far here in Dogpatch. Both of our fabled rivers are fishing good and well worth a trip. Waters conditions are excellent to perfect. Currently nymphers will get most of the fish. The hatches are beginning thus the gulpers and sippers will start showing their heads very soon .... if not NOW. Both rivers are seeing Salmonflies still with a few early Golden Stones out and about with many more to come over the next month. Caddis, Mayflies and Yellow Sallies are becoming more prominent as each day passes. Don't get too scientific here you dry fly officiants, think old school .... size, shape and color. With the water temps rising we are seeing a mix of the big and little fish which is common, those little ones have got to grow up like their big brothers and sisters. Expect to see the McCloud crowds on the weekends, Ah Di Nah has been filling up along with Ash Camp but that's why we call it the McCrowd this time of year. The Upper Sac isn't seeing as much pressure but understandably, this river has 30 plus miles of access as opposed to the McClouds 6 miles. It's a bit early for them but I have been discovering that the LBS (Little Black Shit) flies are working very good as shown below. My recommendation, drop everything and get up here, Spring has sprung and I have some great Wild Waters Fly Fishing guides who can help you have a ball.

Cheers

Rick Cox

877-934-7466

rick@wildwatersflyfishing.com

 Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

 Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

 Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

 Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

 Photo by Kevin Coyne

Photo by Kevin Coyne

 Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

 Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

 Photo by John Rickard

Photo by John Rickard

If you have any further questions please call the shop and when you are in the area stop in and bug Bob.

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April 26, 2018

Rick Cox

Upper Sacramento River

The river is in fantastic shape, the best we have seen it in a number of years. Recent trips and reports are indicating good to very good fishing. We are seeing some very nice fish bending rods from Ney Springs down to Delta. Flows and conditions will spoil you, it's been quite some time since we have seen this great river in such excellent shape for early season. May should be outstanding, as the warmer weather settles into the canyon the hatches will continue to increase and as we all know around here May and June are the best dry fly fishing with multiple hatches of Golden Stones and a variety of Mayflies and Caddis. Get on up here, enjoy the fun and give us a call.

McCLOUD RIVER

The McCloud River like the Upper Sacramento is in excellent shape and should remain so due to the lack of a big snowpack. A recon trip was made recently down to Ah Di Nah and I am happy to report the road is open. Beware though there are a few narrow but passable slides....as usual though the road sucks and the crawl is still there. The campground is fine, looked great but the water had not been turned on yet thus no toilets. Check with the McCloud Ranger Station for the latest on the camp water. Fishing here too should be stellar for you early birds.

 

 

 

 

WILD WATERS FLY FISHING

Just a note here, the Wild Waters team has just received the Orvis 2018 Outfitter Of  The Year Award. If you are looking for an enjoyable day on the river think about hiring one of our excellent local guides, we have a team of them that are the best that NorCal can offer. Give us a shout, we can accommodate any ones wishes for a fun day. Novices to expert, single angler to large groups, we can help you out......... Rick Cox 877-934-7466

 

RECOMMENDED BUGS.... Nymphs

  • Jimmy Legs #4-10
  • Gordon Prince #14-16
  • Prince Nymph #10-16
  • Possie Bugger #8-10
  • Copper John (red & copper) #14-16
  • Soft Hackles #12-16
  • Swimming PT #16
  • Mega Prince #8
  • Birds Nest #12-16
  • Golden Stone #8-12

Dries

  • X-Caddis #16
  • EC Caddis #16
  • Parachute Adams #12-16
  • Split Wing #12-14
  • Stimulator #8-14

If you have any further questions please call the shop and when you are in the area stop in and bug Bob.

Cheers

Rick Cox

www.wildwatersflyfishing.com

 

 

 

 

 Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

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Photo by Rick Cox

 

 

 

 Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

 Photo by John Rickard

Photo by John Rickard

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Ted Fay Report April 15, 2018

Rick Cox

 Upper Sac Spring .... Keep Em Wet                                                 Photo by Rick Cox

Upper Sac Spring .... Keep Em Wet                                                 Photo by Rick Cox

Well the Winter has moved from a disastrous drought to a miracle wet Spring and as a consequence we up here in Dogpatch are breathing a sigh of relief. Rivers and tribs are happily flowing. The Upper Sac is seasonably high but dropping and is fine fishing shape although you need to think high water fishing .... this means edges and transition water. I am seeing hatches of Salmonflies, March Browns, a few Drakes and small Caddis. I was out on the river having some ME time the last 2 days and saw a few fish coming to the surface. My recommendation right now is nymphing. I had success with a variety of bugs including Jimmy Legs, P.T.'s, Caddis Poopahs, Gordon Prince and Soft Hackles. It is raining right now but by next weekend it should settle down. This river is and will be prime for you early birds, start making plans.

A recent trip to the McCloud River and Ash Camp was a suprise. The river looks very fishable and I anticipate this carrying over to the opener on the 28th. I hope to make a recon trip down to Ah Di Nah before then so look for word on the road and conditions there.

BTW Wild Waters Fly Fishing just received the Orvis 2018 Outfitter of the year award. Check us out ..... www.wildwatersflyfishing.com

Cheers

Rick Cox

rick@wildwatersflyfishing.com

 Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

 Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

 Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

 Upper Sac .... Keep Em Wet                              Photo by Rick Cox

Upper Sac .... Keep Em Wet                              Photo by Rick Cox

 McCloud River Ash Camp                                Photo by Rick Cox

McCloud River Ash Camp                                Photo by Rick Cox

 For those who miss the Pastry Porn

For those who miss the Pastry Porn

If you have any further questions please call the shop and when you are in the area stop in and bug Bob.

Rick