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Lower Sacramento, California River Fishing Report -
May 1
8, 2017
The river is getting into better shape gradually. The discharges and stream levels
are still high but okay. Our customers are reporting some good catches. Pale
Morning duns are starting to hatch good along with Spotted sedgs, or caddisflies.
Sculpin streamers are still catching some of the larger rainbows.

Stream Conditions:






7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain everyday for the next week.
The highs will range from
91 to 101 degrees and the lows from 60 to 67 degrees.



Recommended Trout Flies:
Blue-winged Olives, size 20 and 18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva pupa and adults
Pale Morning Duns, size 16/18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Spotted Sedges (caddisflies), size 14/16, larva, pupa and adults
Little Black (Grannom) Caddis, size 18, pupa and adults
Strategies, Techniques and Tips for Trout:
Different species of Blue-winged Olives nymphs are plentiful in the lower Sac.
The Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin streamers are the best streamers to use at
this time.
Pale Morning Duns are starting to hatch.
Spotted sedges (caddisflies) are hatching.
Little Black Caddis are hatching.
Midges, cream, light green and red or blood midges are plentiful. Fish the larva and
pupa in tandem.
Rate:  12,900 cfs
Level: 14.75 ft
Afternoon Water Temperature: 55
Clarity: slight stain
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data at Keswick
Recommended Steelhead Flies:
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this
stream and we will send you a list of our
fly suggestions. Please allow up to 24
hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help
you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select
them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

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Fly Fishing Lower Sacramento River,
California
A description of the Lower Sacramento
River, Guide to fly fishing the Lower
Sacramento River, Lower Sacramento
River fishing seasons, and much more
Recommended Salmon Flies:
Strategies, Techniques and Tips for Steelhead/Salmon:
None