The holiday season has come and gone here in Dogpatch. The very wet weather in November-Decenber moved into dry, very cold then into mild and sunny. The Upper Sac is running at 750cfs which we have not seen at this time of year for some time. These flows are fishable but realize it is a different river ... no high sticking pocket water kinda stuff. It's more of a long line nymphing thing or swinging streamers. I have not been fishing it because of what I will get into next but suffice it to say it is definitely worth a go during mid day.
Now to the juicy stuff. The Klamath River system has been experiencing one of its best steelhead returns in years. I have been on it a fair bit over the last few weeks and enjoying the fun of getting into these beasts doing the bobber thing and swinging. Windows ... windows of opportunity is what we look for in steelheading and the window has been open over the last couple of weeks ... it's all about the proper flows. It looks like this period will continue for at least another week or so until the next wet period ( I hear it is out there). All my buddy's who are drifting the K report great days lately. The lads at Wild Waters Fly Fishing report some crazy number days on their drift trips and even Bob Grace here at the shop got into the action the other day as you can see on a float he and I did with our pal Allan Blankenship. I also had Billy and Brad out experiencing their first go at steelheading and their smiles show the steelhead love. Now is the time to get out and play with these elusive beasts. Remember we can assist you with any needs you may have here at the shop chasing steelhead.
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January 6, 2015
Sacramento (Lower): Water is muddy brown and won’t clear for months. However, it may be fishable in a week or two. Stay tuned. The Fly Shop (530) 222-3555 (Updated 2014-12-31 11:02:58)
Sacramento (Upper): Conditions are still on the big side along the lower half of this river. Around 2,000 cfs. Best fishing can be found up near Dunsmuir where more favorable water conditions exist. The Fly Shop (530) 222-3555 (Updated 2014-12-31 11:03:21)
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