Upper Sacramento and McCloud Rivers
It’s the Daze of the Dog time. July and August are always hot and the bug activity is pretty much on siesta. One nice thing so far though is the rivers are still experiencing runoff, not high flows but colder than usual water temps. Wet wading is optional and for some the most comfortable. Nymphing by far is the most productive method to get you into fish although the evening dry fly fishing during the last hour can be good. When nymphing, as I always say, you have to get your bugs down so don’t be afraid to get the lead out and put it on. The fish are hugging the bottom this time of the year and you have to get them down into their neighborhood. Great bugs for this time too are the assortment of LBS (Little Black Shit) … check in with Bob , he has a great assortment of them. And another great thing about this time of the year are no crowds on either the Upper Sac or McCloud.
If you have any further questions please call the shop and when you are in the area stop in and bug Bob.