Updated May 8, 2019
Art Teter’s Fly Fishing Report. Updated weekly as conditions change. Some fishing reports won’t be updated weekly because fishing conditions have remained static and there’s no need to update. Sometimes fishing conditions and quality does not change for weeks! Currently, we are looking at some preliminary fishing reports, addressing existing springtime conditions for the 2019 trout season. Some of our streams are closed, but will open on April 27, 2019 (Saturday).
Overall, water conditions will improved on all our streams and it looks like a great spring and summer of fly fishing is in store. (Scroll down to read individual reports).
Status: Not great
May 8, 2019: The McCloud is still running high. Making wading difficult not recommended for novice waders. Below is a blurb I received from the forest service about the McCloud:
“Water has not been tested so it is non-potable until further notice. Heads up to the public or anyone going down there, logging operations for the first 3 miles on the Ah Di Na road. Log trucks and heavy equipment all up and down it.”
Read more about the McCloud River here.
Status: Not Great
May 8, 2019: Still running very high flows are 3,200 cfs in Pit 3. Down stream flows are 2,000 not a good choice for a safe trip.
Read more about the Pit River here.
April 17, 2019: I looked today at the parking area just above Cantara Loop. The water is high but doable. There were a few stones, and some micro caddis flying around. Expect this river to fish better and better over the coming days and weeks.
Read more about the Upper Sacramento River here.
April 17, 2019: Baum Lake has been the jewel for me this winter kicking out good numbers of fish as well as large fish. Since it is one of the only bodies of water fishable it has seen its share of angling pressure, however that has not stopped the fish from grabbing. The Callibaetis are starting to come off mid-day and going until around 3:30. There has been some PMD, smaller Baetis and BWO’s. As we move farther into spring we will start to see damsel flies and flying ants. We have hooked a few fish on a damsel fly nymph already. Stripping it with a I-line. No doubt this lake has been providing good fishing reports lately.
Read more about Baum Lake here.
Status: Good Shape. Good Fishing Happening.
April 17, 2019: Hat is in good shape and we should be seeing the stone fly’s coming off any time. Fishing pressure has been light below the power house. I had a great day below the barrier. On a adult stone fly dry. Also did well on a soft hackle PT.
Read more about Hat Creek here.
Status: Closed Until April 27, 2019
May 8, 2019: Fall river is fishing very good. The water has good visibility and color to it. The weeds are not up yet so bug life is limited. However the fish were receptive to the swing. Lots of fish were taken on a simple pt swung on a type 3 sinking line. We did take a lot of fish on a damsel fly nymph but they were more than likely taking it for a leach.
Read more about Fall River here.