California Fly Fishing
Adventures Guide Service
River Fly Fishing
rugged and very scenic river is the longest tributary that
flows into Lake Shasta. We primarily fish the Pit
from PG & E Powerhouse #1, downstream to PG & E
Pit River "wild" Rainbows reach trophy
size proportions and are some of the hardest fighting Trout
that you will ever catch. Nymph fishing is the most productive
way to catch fish on this river, but casting a streamer
in the deeper runs and pools will consistently catch bigger
fly fishing can be very good, fishing Salmon flies, Golden
Stones and Little Yellow Sally imitations early in the season.
The caddis and mayfly hatches are happening all season.
Terrestrial fishing can be very good during the warmer months
fishing on the Pit River is excellent. The days are
cooler with good hatches of caddis and mayfies lasting longer.
Streamer fishing can be very productive, also.
changing Fall colors, scenic beauty of the steep canyons
and pristine evergreen forest make for a very memorable
day of fishing. All fishing on the Pit River is walk-in
and wade fishing.
and Upper Sacramento River Fly Fishing
classic Freestone Waters are primarily fished with
nymphs and streamers in pocket water, riffles, deep runs
and pools. Dry fly fishing can be excellent, and is best
in the Spring and Fall. Both rivers are very similar in
character and aquatic bug life. There is a good variety
of stone flies, mayflies and caddis hatches coming off all
season with the terrestrial fishing being very good during
the warmer Summer months.
McCloud and Upper Sac are tributaries into
Lake Shasta. In the Fall "Big" Browns and Rainbow
Trout migrate out of Lake Shasta into these rivers to spawn.
The fishing and Fall colors make these rivers a magical
place to spend time on the water. All fishing on the
MCloud and Upper Sac is walk-in and wade only.
Sacramento River Fly Fishing
Sacramento River, from Redding downstream to Red
Bluff, is recognized as one of the premier tailwater fisheries
in the West. Starting early in March with prolific mayfly
and caddis hatches, the Sac provides some of the
best dry fly and nymph fishing to be experienced anywhere.
Nymph fishing is the primary means to catching the hard
fighting "wild" Rainbows. Dead drifting nymphs
or swinging soft hackles and emerger patterns on sinking
lines can be very productive, as well. Late afternoon and
evening hatches offer excellent dry fly fishing.
river fishes well all year with primetimes in the Spring
because of prolific hatches, and the Fall when the King
Salmon are spawning.
Lower Sacramento River Rainbows are the hardest fighting
Trout you can catch on a flyrod! All fishing is driftboat
fishing, primarily and wade fishing, as much as possible,
depending on river flows.