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  • Catching In August

    Wild Waters Fly Fishing Aug 9, 2017 | 21:00 pm

                                          Photo by Chuck Volckhausen WWFF The beauty of fishing our rivers these days is the lack of people fishing, we have had recent days where we haven’t seen another soul on the water….believe me not complaining. The recent hot spell is behind us now and temps are hanging around highs of 90 degrees with some […]

  • The McCloud River Fishing Report

    Wild Waters Fly Fishing Jul 20, 2017 | 12:26 pm

    The McCloud River gave us a show last week. We ended up with some great fish and some good dry fly fishing. Overall the hatches are weak this year. However for 20-30 minutes, the PMD hatch was damn fine and there are enough Yellow Sallies flying around to keep the trout looking up throughout the […]

  • Summer Fish Good

    Wild Waters Fly Fishing Jul 19, 2017 | 19:10 pm

    Mother McCloud Daze Dog Daze officially here. Best fishing has been mornings and evenings. If you must get out there during the peak of the day when the sun is directly overhead seek out the heavy, oxygenated, frothy water. The fish on both the McCloud and Upper Sac love this type of water during midday. […]

  • Happy 4th Of July

    Wild Waters Fly Fishing Jul 1, 2017 | 17:24 pm

      Fine Tuning Fred’s Technique In Preparation For Later Both the McCloud and Upper Sacramento Rivers are in excellent shape now. Clarity of the water is great so a bit of stealth is required. The McCloud has been crowded and will be through the 4th of July extended weekend. For both rivers mornings and evenings […]

  • Grand Start To Summer

    Wild Waters Fly Fishing Jun 23, 2017 | 19:35 pm

    The heat wave has hit and the snow melt is finally pooping out. The McCloud and Upper Sac are now in excellent shape and beckoning all of you. Morning and evenings are the ticket for best results but if you must fish during the day get your junk in the thick of all of that […]

  • Game On!

    Wild Waters Fly Fishing Jun 8, 2017 | 20:44 pm

    It is all about the McCloud right now. Flows are a bit high but as you can see very user friendly. The visibility is about the clearest you will see until Mud Creek kicks in its glacial tint which is just around the corner. The snow melt on Mt. Shasta has cranked up and it’s […]

  • Slowly Improving Conditions

    Wild Waters Fly Fishing May 25, 2017 | 20:17 pm

    Memorial Day weekend rapidly approaching and some of you are angsting about the river conditions. The McCloud dropped into very fishy shape this week but the hot weather returned and the high elevation melt kicked in. I of course took advantage of the window with satisfying results. The river is presently at 325cfs, a bit […]

  • Snow Melt Is On

    Wild Waters Fly Fishing May 5, 2017 | 13:22 pm

    The mighty McCloud The Snow melt has kicked in after 80 degree weather the last few days. The Upper Sac is now at 4500 cfs, way BIG, and the McCloud is running at 900cfs at Ah Di Na. PG&E has stated that the McCloud Dam release will hold steady at the 900 cfs mark for […]

  • Updated McCloud River Access

    Wild Waters Fly Fishing Apr 28, 2017 | 11:41 am

    Here’s a statement released yesterday from the Shasta-Trinity National Forest regarding the road situation into Ah Di Na…… Today, additional work is being completed to clear some rocks off of the roadway and the large tree has been cleared as well. The road will be open to the USFS Campground by this evening (April 27). […]

  • April 20th 2017 Fishing Report.

    Wild Waters Fly Fishing Apr 20, 2017 | 12:53 pm

    Our local waters are still under the influence of a wet wet wet winter and early spring. Our definition of fishability has changed a bit. We can’t wait any longer, its time to go fishing. Our best bets in and around Mount Shasta are the Lower Sacramento, McCloud Reservoir, and Lake Siskiyou. Also, With the […]