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5732 Dunsmuir Ave
Dunsmuir, CA, 96025

530.235.2969

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Guide Notes

Ted Fay Post : April 4, 2019

Rick Cox

OK kids as we sit here watching the continual rain and very high river flows an important issue has come up recently concerning the new 2020 Department of Fish and Wildlife proposals for statewide regulation changes and among them specifically the McCloud and Upper Sacramento Rivers. I attended a meeting in Redding last week where they laid out their changes. As you can imagine it was well attended by guide services, fly shops and businesses directly affected. I will not go into my opinions here but the important thing is DFW is looking for serious feedback from the public and not the “you guys have your heads up you know what” type of rhetoric. They really are leaning on us, the fishing community, for feedback. These proposed changes very general right now. It is important that as many of you that can make your voice heard, they are open to suggestions. I urge you to get your comments in soon, your comments go to a final hearing this summer when the regulations will be set. Consider in them not only personal issues but the impact on our local economy that will take a hit with the delayed season.

https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Fishing/Inland/Trout-Plan/Regulation-Simplification/comments

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McCloud River

The glaring thing for the McCloud River is the delayed season opening and its extension to the end of February which has no access usually in the winter.

(E) McCloud River from McCloud Dam downstream to confluence of Ladybug Creek.
Saturday preceding Memorial Day through the last day in February
2 fish bag, artificial lures

(F) McCloud River from confluence of Ladybug Creek downstream to lower boundary of the U.S. Forest Service loop (southern boundary of section 36, T38N, R3W).
Saturday preceding Memorial Day through the last day in February
0 fish bag, artificial lures with barbless hooks

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Upper Sacramento River

(156) Sacramento River and tributaries above Keswick Dam (Shasta, and Siskiyou Cos.).
(A) Sacramento River and tributaries from Box Canyon Dam downstream to the Scarlett Way bridge in Dunsmuir.
All year
0 fish bag, artificial lures with barbless hooks

(B) Sacramento River and tributaries from Scarlett Way bridge downstream to the county bridge at Sweetbriar.

Saturday preceding Memorial Day through September 30
5 fish bag, no gear restrictions
October 1 through the Friday preceding Memorial Day

2 fish bag, artificial lures

(C) Sacramento River and tributaries from the county bridge at Sweetbriar downstream to Shasta Lake.
All year
2 fish bag, artificial lures



Ted Fay Report : March 21, 2019

Rick Cox

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Upper Sacramento River Report

The Upper Sac has been experiencing the leading edge of the snow melt recently and the flows are just south of 3000 cfs which may scare some of you away. Rest assured the river can be fished at these flows, it isn’t pocket water style fishing so common on this river, it’s more of a big water game and knowing your high water spots. We have been experiencing one of the best winters in memory and getting into some of those the fabled lake run fish (we call them steelhead descendants) that test your skills. I suspect that these flows will be around for awhile so best get used to them. All you need to see is the shot below taken at about 7500 ft. on Mt. Shasta to realize there’s plenty of water in the bank and coming downstream soon. If you would like to join in on our fun as Mother Nature does her runoff thing and learn a few worthwhile tips from one of our seasoned USac guides give us a call or check in with Bob in the shop.

Cheers

Rick Cox

wildwatersflyfishing.com

877-9347466 or 530-235-2963

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Ted Fay Report : February 19, 2019

Rick Cox

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We are currently in the belly of winter here in Dogpatch. February has been a month of copius ( to the layman that means a lot) amounts of both rain and snow with all our local rivers running like a roller coaster. We are presently enjoying a much needed break with temps on the cold side. Good news though flows are dropping, bad news getting to the Upper Sacramento River requires snowshoes for those of you looking to fish it. Only sane options to fish are the Upper Klamath above I-5 bridge and the Lower Sacramento Rivers. Both rivers are fishing good right now and are worth considering, just remember to layer up.

Cheers

Rick Cox

Wild Waters Fly Fishing

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If you have any further questions please call the shop and when you are in the area stop in and bug Bob.

Ted Fay Report : January 27, 2019

Rick Cox

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Photo by Pauline Cox

After weeks of rain and snow we are currently enjoying an excellent break in the weather. The much needed moisture has brought Shasta Lake levels up to its seasonal average and the snow pack on Shasta and surrounding mountains is in feets, lots of feets.

UPPER SACRAMENTO

Locally the Upper Sacramento River has been running high but continues to drop with the gauge today showing 1200cfs. Personally I love this big water this time of year. The opportunity is out there for hooking up with one of the fiesty lake run rainbows which I like to refer to as freshwater steelies …. they fight like and look like steelhead, probably descendents from steelhead locked in the river when Shasta Dam was built. They generally spawn in March and go back to their “ocean” at the lake to begin their migration back up into the river late summer into winter. This last week has presented perfect conditions and success for the few who are venturing out. Shown below is a nice 22in. chromer I got into a few days ago. Figure on throwing nymphs for now until we get warmer weather and get the lead on, lots of it. Also, I suggest using legs and your favorite nymph dangled from it … oh and 2x and 3x tippet!! Give me a shout if chasing these guys interest you.

Rick Cox

Wild Waters Fly Fishing

877-934-7466

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Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

KLAMATH RIVER

The Klamath continues to have a solid steelhead season. The rains have brought in a new push of fresh fish into the upper end above I-5 and with it the bigger winter fish. Our guides are reporting fish up to 10 ibs. coming to the net which for the Klamath is a very good fish. We have been taking fish drifting nymphs under a bobber and also out of the boat swinging through some the mellow lazy water. Pressure is nonexistent and excellent weather is forecast for the next week. Think about this river for your next steelhead adventure. The shop has a great assortment of steelhead flies, leader and tippet for this river so pop in and get your arsenal restocked. We also have excellent Klamath guides for this prime time, give us a shout.

Rick Cox

877-934-7466

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Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

Photo by Rick Cox

If you have any further questions please call the shop and when you are in the area stop by and bug Bob.

Cheers

Rick Cox

Ted Fay Fly Shop Says Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

Rick Cox

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The Ted Fay Fly Shop wishes all you fly fishers and non fly fishers a very happy and joyous holiday season. We give thanks for your patronage and support. If you are having a difficult time making gift choices for that special person in mind just remember the shop is full of ideas for your shopping list. Remember too we offer gift certificates so give Bob a call at 530-235-2969 or email him at info@tedfay.com.

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