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McCloud River Fishing Report - February 15, 2018
The season is closed. Send us an email for planning your next trip.

Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain or snow for the rest of the
season. Highs will range from 37 to 44 degrees and lows from 31 to 41 degrees

Recommended Trout Flies
Rate: 485 cfs
Level: 10.16
Afternoon Water Temperature: 50
Clarity: stained
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data above Shasta Lake
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Blue-winged Olives, size 18/20, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin, size 6
Spotted sedges, size 14, 16, lava, pupa and adults
Mahogany duns, size 18, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners
October Caddis, size 6, pupa and adults
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
Midges are hatching. Fish the larva and pupa in tandem for the best results. Fish
the adults only when you see them on the surface. 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. Spotted Sedges (both caddisflies)
are hatching.
Mahogany duns are hatching.
October caddis are hatching.
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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