Upper Sacramento River, California - Fishing Report -
March 18, 2019
Light Green and red (blood) midges are hatching. The river is running a
good bit above normal level. All section of the river were turning out trout
before the high water. It is clearing but more snow and rain.
7 Day Weather Forecast:
There is a chance of rain from Wednesday through next Monday, otherwise
clear for the the coming week. Highs will range from 52 to 71 degrees and
lows from 38 to 43.
Recommended Trout Flies:
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Recommended Tackle & Gear
4, 5 or 6 weight
Dry fly: 9 ft., 5 or 6X Nymphing: 71/2 ft.,
3 or 4X, Streamers 0-2X
Dry fly: 5 or 6X, Nymphing: 3 or 4X,
Best Fly Rods:
Perfect Fly Supreme Four, Superb Five
or Ultimate Six
For 4/5/6 fly line
Fly Floatants and Misc Items:
Floatants, KISS Strike Indicators
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Midges: Blood (Red), sizes 22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Cream, size 22, larva, pupa and adults
Midges: Light Green, size 22, larva, pupa and adults
Brown Sculpin, White Belly Sculpin and Articulated streamers, size 6/4
Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin, size 4/6
Blue-winged Olives: size 18 and 16, nymph, emergers, duns and spinners
Winter Stoneflies, size 16/18, nymphs and adults
Strategies, Techniques and Tips:
A good strategy is 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.
Our Brown Sculpin and White Belly Sculpin streamers are the best streamers you can use
during entire year. Perfect Fly Articulated streamers are working good as well.
The Black Matuka and Olive Matuka Sculpin streamrs are also good flies to use at this time.
Various species of Blue-winged olives hatch on cloudy days and the nymphs are very
Winter stoneflies are hatching.
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