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Guide Notes

Ted Fay Report : October 26,2017

Rick Cox

McCloud Big Bow               Photo by Fred Gordon

McCloud Big Bow               Photo by Fred Gordon

October has been spectacular in many ways here in Dogpatch. Unlike the pain in the ass conditions of last year with the record setting rains early on this year has been very kind weather and fishing wise. The beautiful Fall colors seem to be matching what you would see in New England, the temps have been very comfortable and the fishing has produced some of the biggest fish brought to hand ever. The McCloud River fishing has been toughest but for those who have their game face on it has been and continues to give up big browns and rainbows. October Caddis are thick and are doing their dance in the late afternoon.... best luck has been on Oct Caddis Emergers, Pupas and Dark Lords.  By now, with the extremely clear water, the fish have seen enough bobbers and fly lines slapping the water that they are a bit educated. This is where you have to start thinking outside the box and use a little ingenuity  ....  the new normal. The Upper Sac has also been a bit of a struggle, the wind has kicked in a lot of leaves and the lower river is root beer colored. We have been seeing a fair to good return of lake runs which are always a gas to hook into. Again here the October Caddis are thick and best put on one of those big emergers. The Klamath River season is in full swing now, we are finding half pounders and adults on every trip, this year is looking like a good steelhead year so far, give us a shout here at Wild Waters Fly Fishing.

 

Cheers

Rick Cox

www.wildwatersflyfishing.com

rick@wildwatersflyfishing.com 

Mt. Shasta                    Photo by Rick Cox

Mt. Shasta                    Photo by Rick Cox

McCloud River          Photo by Rick Cox

McCloud River          Photo by Rick Cox

McCloud Brown           Photo by Rick Cox

McCloud Brown           Photo by Rick Cox

McCloud River                 Photo by Rick Cox

McCloud River                 Photo by Rick Cox

Klamath River Steelhead                    Photo by Brian Slusser

Klamath River Steelhead                    Photo by Brian Slusser

Klamath River Steelhead                        Photo by Brian Slusser

Klamath River Steelhead                        Photo by Brian Slusser

Squaw Creek                         Photo by Rick Cox

Squaw Creek                         Photo by Rick Cox

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