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McCloud River, California Fishing Report - May 22, 2018
The river is still a little high in the upper section below McCloud lake. There are some
very good hatches taking place and good numbers of trout being caught.

Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is going to be storms and rain starting Friday through
the weekend but otherwise clear. Highs will range from 54 to 63 degrees and lows from
43 to 45 degrees

Recommended Trout Flies
Rate: 240 cfs
Level: 10.84
Afternoon Water Temperature: 51
Clarity: clear
Below Lake McCloud
Blue-winged Olives, size 18/16, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
March Browns, size 12/14, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Green Drakes, size 10/12 nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Spotted Sedge caddis, size 14/16, larva, pupa and adults
Golden Stoneflies, size 10/12, nymphs and adults
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
Blue-winged Olives are hatching on cloudy, overcast days. Brown Sculpin and
White Belly Sculpin are great streamers to use at this time. Black Matuka and olive
Matuka Sculpin are also very good steamers to use at this time of the season.
March Browns are hatching.

Golden stoneflies are hatching.
Green drakes are hatching.
Spotted sedge caddis are hatching.
Fly Fishing McCloud River,
A description of McCloud River, Guide
to fly fishing McCloud River, McCloud
River fishing seasons, and much more
1. Email us (
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 (
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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