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McCloud River Fishing Report - August 17, 2017
The river is in very good shape. There is a lot of smoke and haze in the air. We
didn't receive any reports from anyone fishing this past week and assume the
smoke is probably the reason. Hopefully, it will clear out soon.

Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is no chance of rain for the coming week.
Highs will range from 8
0 to 84 degrees and lows from 66 to 67 degrees.

Recommended Trout Flies
Rate: 357 cfs
Level: 9.89
Afternoon Water Temperature: 57
Clarity: Clear
USGS Real-Time Stream Flow Data above Shasta Lake
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
Little Yellow stoneflies, size 16/14, nymphs and adults
Pale Morning Duns, size 16/18, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Tricos, size 20, nymphs, emergers, duns and spinners.
Green Sedges, size 14/16, larva, pupa and adults
Spotted sedges, size 14, 16, lava, pupa and adults
Sandwich Hoppers, size 8-12, brown and green
Carpenter Ants, size 18/16, black
Japanese Beetles, size 16/14
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.
Little Yellow stoneflies are hatching.
Pale Morning duns are hatching.
Green sedges and spotted Sedges (both caddisflies) are hatching..
Terrestrials may be effective at times - Carpenter ants, Japanese Beetles and
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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