Lower Sac Fly Fishing Report

The powerhouse trout fishery that we call the “Lower Sac” is on the verge of popping off. Historically by mid-February we start to see our first strong hatches of the year. We’ve already experienced a couple weeks of (Brachycentrus) Caddis hatches and as we start to add more bugs to the mix, the eager feeding habits of our wild rainbows will begin to intensify. We’ve waited 5 years to have a high water spring season and it looks like we’re finally going to get that again this year. Lake Shasta is already up to 80% capacity and the flows are beginning to increase coming from the dam. Those of you who have experienced a “high water” spring season in the past know just how strong this river can fish in these conditions. Elevated flows tend to kick more food loose from the river bottom and can concentrate pods of feeding fish. This also allows us to fish side channels and interesting water that doesn’t usually exist with lower “average” flows. To say we’re excited about the upcoming trout season would be a drastic understatement! If you have any questions or are looking for a Lower Sac fly fishing report, give us a call!



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