These marauders stay deep in the bowels of the lake during the warmer months of the year. The fish were all beautiful and very strong, good size, with broad shoulders. Shasta exit and taking your first right at Azalea Street. Some new and returning guests have recently enjoyed some fine days on the Klamath River with several visitors getting into their first fly caught fish and first steelhead ever! The Upper Sacramento and McCloud rivers are fully covered including trout species, hatches, fly patterns, techniques, seasons, accessibility, local history, and maps. Brilliantly colored butterflies were everywhere, and at times we walked through clouds of fluttering wings. The walls of this canyon ooze with spring water in many places. Includes many color and also historic photographs.
I visited some of the rivers i used to fish long, long ago - my beloved Upper Sacramento and McCloud Rivers. The second day, fished all day and hiked out at dark, hooking about 15, including some very nice fish, landing 6. At Mossbrae Falls, an entire creek seems to come crashing into the river over the side of a moss-covered wall and into a deep and narrow pool undercutting the rock wall. When and How to Fish The river is open to fishing from the last Saturday in April through November 15. Soda Creek is one of the most popular areas to fish on the Upper Sac. This would make for a nice place to stop for lunch when traveling I5.
The McCloud River is the majority origin of rainbow trout introduced to rivers around the globe and thus offers a special experience for the anglers who seek her water. But, i havent been to McCloud or Upper Sacramento in about 15 years, and i didnt even care of it poured rain on me all weekend. The storm at the same time reduced the number of anglers. The headwaters of the Upper Sacramento River are located at the base of Spring Hill in the Mt. With spring fed headwaters originating off majestic Mt.
Nearly a foot of snow remains standing on the ground at the headwaters with another midweek. Earlier in the week, our good friend Kelly joined us for a couple of days and found several chrome winter fish though the one that got away will have him coming back for more. It was a real treat for Craig, Jim, Alan and Chuck to host a large Tri Valley Fly Fishers group at the Klamathon Lodge, where everyone managed to get into the action including steelhead landed by some club members new to the sport. Shasta, Shasta Dam and Shasta Lake, is unforgettable. The lake also has Sturgeon and land-locked King Salmon.
We appreciate your input on this page. Anglers can practice an array of fishing strategies as they fish for Florida-hybrid Largemouth bass, Smallmouth bass, and Spotted bass. Roughly 25 miles north of Shasta Lake is the town of Dunsmuir, your best stop for fly shops. In this stretch, the river can be accessed via trails emanating from Ney Spring, which itself is accessible by road. I recently had one of the most fantastic long weekends in a very long time, maybe over several years. From Dunsmuir to Soda Creek, flow continues to increase, access is much easier and houses are in plain view of the river.
Shasta Lake Fishing Guide - Shasta Lake Fishing Reports - Lake Shasta - River Pirate Fishing Guide River Pirate Fisheries Fishing Venues Shasta Fishing Info Contact us Redding Anderson Webmasters Shasta Lake Fishing Guide Lake Shasta Fishing Season Species Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Closed Fair Good Peak Shasta Lake Dam Shasta Lake California Cradled by snow capped Mount Shasta, Shasta Lake sparkles like a gem in the sun and is one of the largest and grandest reservoirs on the west coast. . Numerous smaller roads enable additional access in some areas. On the access will be an issue until snow melts off. You need to know exactly where to put it, and how -- and this is where guides earn their money. The combined flow of four great rivers: the Sacramento, the McCloud, the Pit, and Squaw Creek fill the impoundment that creates Shasta Lake. We regularly drive up from Redding to fish the Upper Sac for the day; driving time is between 30-60 minutes depending on where we fish.
And now, i am sweating through a very busy week of work. The next day, we fished 1. The headwaters spring is a popular place for people to fill drinking water jugs, I filled up a water bottle and the Shasta snow melt spring was crisp, cold and refreshing. As it turned out, the weather was absolutely perfect - not hot and not too cold. I didnt even care if I didnt catch a single fish. With kayak fishing, as in fishing great trout streams, the greatest pleasure is in just being there. From there the Pit River drains the Modoc Plateau and joins the Sacramento as the eastern tributary of Shasta Lake.
We would be pleased to point you in a direction you might most enjoy whether you are seeking guide service or not. With very few Salmon left in the system the egg bite has fallen off with rubberlegs and small nymphs creating most of the magic. And the sound of the flowing river constantly filled the air. For more information on fishing the Upper Sac and accommodations please visit my , or me or. We would enjoy arranging a trip with the or if you prefer to fish without, point you in a direction you might enjoy.