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Run (Don't Walk) To The McCloud River

Posted by Tom Chandler 6/3/2011

The weather hasn't cooperated with California's fly fishermen, but that doesn't mean the rivers haven't been fishing well.

In fact, fans of the McCloud River should have noticed the flows are a basically fishable 370 cfs at Ah-Di-Nah, and the Upper Sacramento River is hanging in there around the 2000 cfs mark (high, but not impossible).

Once the weather warms (hint: that's not happening this weekend), those numbers will become a distant memory.

If you decide to ditch the responsible adult portion of your life and fish the McCloud this weekend, keep two things in mind:

  1. Flows could change at any minute

  2. A cold, wet storm is coming, so better bring the warm clothing


Special Bonus Rumor
It's possible someone -- perhaps even an eyewitness -- told me multiple mayflies were hatching on the McCloud, and that the fish were on them.

Then again, he also told me it was happening in a specific section, which suggests hiring a guide if you want the real skinny.

Go fish, Tom Chandler.

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Tom Chandler

As the author of the decade leading fly fishing blog Trout Underground, Tom believes that fishing is not about measuring the experience but instead of about having fun. As a staunch environmentalist, he brings to the Yobi Community thought leadership on environmental and access issues facing us today.

keepin it reel, guides are gonna get you into those spots that are consistent, but they dont pack a superdome in their bag of tricks, so a black trash bag has been seen, but not in many years.........this is a great "sprinter" season so far
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I was saving the terrorist gambit for your future post titled "Freaky weather still here and McCloud still fishable."
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Dirigo: Yes, Upper Sac was very rewarding this morning! Yeah, well, this morning's work was really rewarding too...
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What, no terrorist gambit?
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Yes, Upper Sac was very rewarding this morning!
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Actually Tom, I just heard from name redacted... who was just down there that the road is blocked by a jack knifed van and trailer that had a bunch of kayaks on it. They were trying to get to the SUPER high SUPER muddy water flowing up in the trees; furthermore, they said the previously mentioned mayflies were actually just extra large mosquitoes carrying Malaria and other nasty diseases. Oh, and ... more that Bigfoot was roaming the trail by the Preserve hoping to snack on some fly fishers. I just wanted to make sure all your readers had up-to-date and accurate information.
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