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Springtime Fly Fishing On The Lower Sac | March, April, May

Lower Sacramento River Double hookup

Lets first start out by saying what an incredible winter we are having up here in Northern California. We have had some incredible storms come through here, and who knows how many more of those big storms we are going to get--I mean Mt. Shasta ski park had to close for a day because they had too much snow. We have gotten so much snow and rain that Lake Shasta is releasing lots of water to make room for the spring run off. The Lower Sac is flowing big and mean right now--Currently 30,000 cfs (WOW) and has been like that for a little over two weeks. I won't drift the Lower Sac until it drops below 25,000 cfs, but I have seen some adventurous people out there giving it a shot.

But lets get excited about spring and the good fishing it brings, especially on the Lower Sac! March & April are right around the corner and it is one of the best times of the year to be fishing this big river. The weather is cool and the fishing is hot! Why is Springtime so good on the Lower Sac? Well, first the rainbows are getting ready to spawn and are trying eat as much as they can to get ready for the rigorous task spawning brings. Secondly, there is good hatches of Brachycentrus caddis and pmds and the fish love chowing on the nymph imitations and dries at the right time. Thirdly, pike minnow, and suckers start to spawn, and yellow egg patterns work really well. So, as you can see, springtime brings great fishing opportunities on the Lower Sac.

If you are looking for a Guide, Western Anglers Guide Service would love to be the one to drift you down and show you what this awesome springtime fishery is about!

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