The Lower Sac Swing fishing has been good to Great, with a mix of Wild Bo’s to 4lbs and a mix of hatchery and Wild Steelhead to 6lbs. There coming on both the Swung fly and Tight Line Nymph techniques, most days offer shots at rising fish with the DryFly as well.At times we’re working hard for them and some are coming more easily, bottom line is they are there for the wading angler looking to put in the effort.Tight Lines-
The Lower Sac is fishing pretty good for Rainbow’s and Steelhead on the Swing and offering fairly consistant hatches durring the day for the Dry Fly Angler, I use a jet boat to access the River for Wading Anglers and it’s countless Bars and Brakes ! The Trinity has steelhead from top to bottom with lots of pressure, especially on the weekends, some anglers are getting em , some anglers are paying there dues. I would rate it as fair. Flows on the Trinity are schedules to drop to 300cfs out of Lewiston on Tuesday…LOW and CLEAR…the ever present Steelheading mantra of “we could use some rain to shake things up” is currently in effect.Tight Lines-
Great day introducing Spey casting and fishing on the Swing, Fred is a quick study, both trout and Steelhead to 4lbs helped in the education process as well as properly breaking in a brand new rod, Great Company, Great Weather , Great day, what more could an Angler or Guide ask for…Tight Lines
I spent the last 3 days on the Lower Sac with the Walker boy’s from Virginia, the first two days working with BK, drifting the Sac in typical fasion. There are Salmon about but not in large numbers, we took are fish on both eggs and nymphs, they seem to be keying on small PMD and dark caddis nymphs. Today I guided the Father and Son group from my jet boat, wading a few spots away from the “mayhem” and despite a wet and blustery day we found plenty of fish to keep us entertained. We landed fish under the indicator on nymphs and eggs as well as on the swing.My sports were all new to this and did fairly well, I think some keen swing anglers would have crushed it today !
The Lower Sac is one of the west’s best trout fisheries. We fly fish the Lower Sac year-round for wild trout from Redding down to Red Bluff. Our guide service specializes in trout-spey techniques and we access prime walk/wade spots via jet boat. Trout are available year-round and steelhead are in the river from September through January.
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I spent the last couple of days fishing with good clients John and Francis on the Lower Sac, the Lower Sac has been fishing Good to Great ! The quality of the Trout on the Lower Sac always amazes me, there aren’t that many places in the world within a relatively short drive of a couple million people, where one is able to catch beautiful wild rainbows on a regular basis. Conditions should remain stable for the next week or two, then the flows will raise to there Summer time levels, once the flows stabilize the fishing should be good through the Summer. Get out there and get you some !
I had John and his Grandson Jonathan in my boat yesterday, the fishing was dead in the morning but picked up in the afternoon, the fish got pretty grabby on caddis imitations, unfortunetly the wind out of the North was brutal with gust’s to 40 MPH we did are best and boated a few.