August fishing has actually been pretty good considering it’s usually the slowest month here in Dogpatch. Given we are still experiencing the last of the snow melt and cooler water temps it has been a good time the last few weeks on both the McCloud, Upper Sac, Lower Sac and McCloud Reservoir for clients. It looks like a hot spell is upon us right now with possibly 100 degrees tomorrow but by Labor Day weekend temps get back to 80’s. This will probably be the last of the hot, the nights will be cooling soon and the fishing will improve. Best bet right now is nymphing your bugs deep near the bottom, fishing the faster oxygenated water and pockets. Recent trip up to the Rogue did produce some half pounders and the encouraging word up there is there are over 1000 summer steelhead at the hatchery already…hubba, hubba!
If you have any further questions call Bob at the shop, otherwise when you are in the area stop in and bug him.