Winter has finally decided to creep in, the mountain has gotten it’s first coat of snow and the beautiful clouds of the season are showing themselves off. As I write this it has been raining all day and is forecast the rest of the week along with a possibility of snow. The local rivers are all closed with the exception of the Upper Sacramento which is open all year. I tip my hat to another great season up here and give gratitude to our rivers that bless us with their beauty and the pleasure they give us. And thanks to to all of you who respect this wonderful resource we get to enjoy here. On the up side this weather is bringing in a fresh push of steelhead on the Klamath and Trinity Rivers so it’s time to get the big guns out and go chase some beast.
The Upper Sacramento River
With rain the norm for the USac is she runs like a roller coaster showing off rapid rises and drops. Rain is supposed to be with us through this week so best wait till it ends and settles a bit. Remember, this river can fish very good for some quality fish during the Fall and Winter season. Think big rubber legs, Winter P.T.’s, S&M’s, Micro Mayflies and soft hackles. An occasional Blue Wing Olive hatch will bring noses, sometimes big noses up to sip these bugs so be prepared to switch over to throwing your favorite BWO pattern. This time of the year is a special favorite for me, the opportunity is there to get into one of the big fish that this river holds and you don’t have to mess with the dinks of summer, they are hibernating heaven knows where.
Looking Forward To Seeing The Beast Again
The Klamath River
The Klamath just keeps rocking with a stellar run of half pounders and adult steelhead. Whether fishing flies under the bober or swinging through a favorite run we have been finding fish. This Fall has produced one of the best half pounder runs seen in years and now the adults are showing. With above average precip forecast for the north state the next 2 weeks things will continue to improve and I encourage you to get up here to join in on the fun. We have some great Klamath guides available to show you where the fish are so give us a call.
The McCloud River
Just got notification from the Forest Service that the road from the dam to Ash Camp will be closed December 1 due to unsafe conditions. No idea when it will be repaired, hopefully before April 27, 2019.
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