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McCloud River, California Fishing Report - January 21, 2020
The season is closed until April 25, 2020. We will update report starting near the
opening date. If you are planing a trip, shoot us an email with the dates you will be
fishing for a recommended fly list.

Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast: There is no chance of rain for the coming week. Highs will
range from 42 to 55 degrees and lows from 22 to 29 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies
Rate: 260 cfs
Level: 10.84
Afternoon Water Temperature: 54
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
Spotted Sedge caddis, size 14/16, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 20/22, larva, pupa and adults
Mahogany Duns, size 18, numphs, emergers, duns and spinners
October Caddis, size 6, pupa and adults
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
Blue-winged Olives are hatching on cloudy, overcast days. Brown Sculpin and Our
White Belly, Brown Sculpin and articulated sculpin and leech patterns 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 sedge caddis are hatching.
October Caddis are hatching.
Midges 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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