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  • 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 […]

  • The Fishermen’s Spot Expo

    Wild Waters Fly Fishing Mar 30, 2017 | 13:20 pm


  • Orvis Podcast Interview with Wild Waters Guide

    Wild Waters Fly Fishing Feb 10, 2017 | 19:39 pm

    This week’s podcast features John Rickard, an Orvis-Endorsed Guide with Wild Waters Fly Fishing in Mt. Shasta, California. Our main topic is winter steelhead in California, but John also gives us some helpful insights on California trout fishing, as well.  If you don’t see the “Play” button above, click here to listen.

  • Klamath River Fishing Report

    Wild Waters Fly Fishing Feb 10, 2017 | 14:18 pm

    On Super Bowl Sunday the Iron Gate section of the Klamath River saw one guide boat. The clarity of the water was greenish brown and the wind gusted up to 30mph in the afternoon, conditions were tough but we had it all to ourselves. Many of my favorite spots were forever changed as half the […]

  • Saying Goodbye To Another Fantastic Trout Season

    Wild Waters Fly Fishing Nov 21, 2016 | 21:13 pm

    <img src=”https://static1.squarespace.com/static/54ccde5be4b0c3d730af9084/t/582bb31a59cc6857972e172d/1479258914273/%21cid_0C65C053-036B-443D-A573-4787E06C63EA.jpg” alt=”!cid_0C65C053-036B-443D-A573-4787E06C63EA.jpg” /> <img src=”https://static1.squarespace.com/static/54ccde5be4b0c3d730af9084/t/582bb346cd0f6816126d2fd3/1479258961082/P1100375.JPG” alt=”P1100375.JPG” /> Big fish are ready to play on the Upper Sacramento River …. the only reeeel trout stream open all winter here in Dogpatch. The traditional trout season has come to a close on the McCloud, Fall, Hat, etc….. by that I mean THEY ARE CLOSED! You would be surprised […]