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McCloud River, California Fishing Report - December 27, 2018
Closed and will open April 28, 2019. This will not be updated until near the new
season opening.

Stream Conditions:

7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is no chance of rain for the coming week. Highs will
range from 54 to 57 degrees and lows from 39 to 43 degrees

Recommended Trout Flies
Rate: 240 cfs
Level: 10.84
Afternoon Water Temperature: 51
Clarity: clear
Below Lake McCloud
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 adultsBrown Sculpin and
WhiteBlue-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 sedges, size 14, 16, lava, pupa and adults
October Caddis, size 6, larva and adults
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
It is almost alway best to fish a tandem Midge rig under a small strike indicator with
the midge lava as the bottom fly and the midge pupa as the top fly. Fish the adult
midge only when you observe trout feeding 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 (caddisflies) are
October 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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