Quick update on the Upper

Sacramento River - Upper - Shasta, CA (Shasta County)

Quick update on the Upper

by The Fly Shop

A quick update on the Upper, with all of the snow lately the river is surprisingly clear and not has high as you may expect. With all of the snow, however, we expect with the next rain event this will boost the flows and blow it out. We can't recommend traveling up Interstate 5 at the moment. You should take a look at wading the Lower Sacramento as some large fish are being landed lately. If you should choose to fish the Upper, most fish are coming to small black midge and Baetis patterns. Both red and black Zebra Midges in #18 - 20 are always a good idea along with your favorite Baetis nymph like a black Micro May, Two Bit Hooker, or any of the dark Perdigon patterns. Watch the forecast driving up the hill and it would not be a bad idea to carry chains.

Upper Sacramento Flows at Delta

Hot Flies: 
Dry Flies:
D&D Cripple - March Brown
Low Water Baetis - #18
Adams - #12-20
Mercer's Missing Link - Dark #14-16
Parachute Adams - #14-18

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Mercer's Tungsten October Pupa
Morrish October Pupa
Skip's TB October Caddis
CB Birds Nest - #10-14
Red Copper John - #16-18
Zebra Midge - #18-20
Mercury Black Beauty
Mercer's Glass Bead Micro May - #22
Mercer's GB Dark Stone - #8
Mercer's Dark Stone - #6
Pat's Rubber Legs - Brown #6-8
GB Birds Nest - #12-14
Gordon's Amber Wing Prince - #12-18
Swink's BTS
Mercer's CB Micro Mayfly - #14-16

Streamers & Leeches:
Sheila Sculpin
Woolly Buggers
Muddler Minnows - #10

< Previous Report Next Report >

< Previous Report Next Report >

More Reports

The Fly Shop Reports
for Wednesday, March 1st

Sacramento River - Lower: The Lower Sac has remained fishable just about every day
McCloud River: The McCloud continues to look good on the gages
Trinity River: Flows on the river should remain manageable over the next several weeks

The Fly Shop Reports
for Tuesday, February 14th

Hat Creek: With warming weather, overall, Hat should begin seeing some bigger hatches
Sacramento River - Lower: Solid reports continue to roll in on the river