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Guide Notes

Ted Fay Report : November 6, 2018

Rick Cox

 Fall On The McCloud Photo by Rick Cox

Fall On The McCloud Photo by Rick Cox

Fantastic Fall here in Dogpatch. The weather has been mild for the most part with the morning temps hovering around 30 degrees. Unfortunately there is no rain in sight and Mt. Shasta is down right naked with no white stuff covering any and all of her body parts. The National Weather Service is showing nothing but above normal temps and bone dry precip for the next 2 weeks. This isn’t starting off very well for me and you, so am not going to even think the D word for the time being.

McCloud River Report

The McCloud has really put on a spectacular show for us this Fall with its mosaic of brilliant colors. So with the river closing very soon (November 15), the popular October Caddis hatch and the quest for the big brown trout the river has been packed with anglers. It’s been tougher lately to bring fish to the net but there have been stellar windows where we have been lucky to experience hungry fish. Mornings have been the toughest due to the frigid conditions so I recommend the afternoon. Nymphing is solid but we have also enjoyed some outstanding dry fly fishing with some quality fish taking Stimulators and small mayfly patterns such as Baby Adams and Humpys. BTW too we have been witnessing the abundant leaf hatch, always popular this time of year.

Upper Sacramento Report

The USac has been producing a few lake run fish lately. To get away from the crowds I recommend the lower river from Lakehead up to Gibson and the possibility of hooking into one of these explosive fish. You get above Gibson and you start seeing more anglers. From Sims up to Ney Springs the October Caddis are still abundant so definitely throw your favorite imitation. The great thing about this river is it’s open all season so with the lack of rain so far and the McCloud closing soon this is a great alternative to consider for you junkies.

Klamath River Report

The steelhead are here and the run of early fish has been very good. A lot of half pounders so far but there are definitely adults in the mix. Reports from the lower river indicate this strong start to the season will continue as more more fish enter the system. Fish are being taken on single handed and two handed rods swinging and on the bobber with a couple of bugs hung off it.

Give us a shout if you want to join in on the fun here.

Cheers

Rick Cox

info@wildwatersflyfishing.com

 Never Tired Of This Beauty Photo by Rick Cox

Never Tired Of This Beauty Photo by Rick Cox

 McCloud Rainbow Photo by Rick Cox

McCloud Rainbow Photo by Rick Cox

 McCloud Brown Photo by Edward Boyd

McCloud Brown Photo by Edward Boyd

 McCloud Bow Photo by Rick Cox

McCloud Bow Photo by Rick Cox

 McCloud Bow Photo by Edward Boyd

McCloud Bow Photo by Edward Boyd

 What An Amazing Brownie Year On The McCloud           Photo by Rick Cox

What An Amazing Brownie Year On The McCloud Photo by Rick Cox

 Klamath Steelie Photo by Andy Marx

Klamath Steelie Photo by Andy Marx

 Klamath Fun Photo by Andy Marx

Klamath Fun Photo by Andy Marx

 Klamath Steelie Photo by Andy Marx

Klamath Steelie Photo by Andy Marx

 Tart Porn       Photo by Rick Cox

Tart Porn Photo by Rick Cox

 Cake Porn          Photo by Rick Cox

Cake Porn Photo by Rick Cox

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