Upper Sacramento River Fishout (Dunsmuir) Date Postponed High Water

Mar 15 - Mar 17  12:00 AM

Fishmaster: Alex Ferber
Location: Upper Sacramento River with Potential McCloud River Side Trip
Species: Trout

Tentatively March 15th – 17th, 3 Days                                                                                                                                                                                                (Please contact the Fishmaster for further details as the Fishout is dependent on flows/conditions)

Cost: No Cost
Equipment: Typical Trout Set Up 9′, 4-6wt Rods w/ Floating Lines Ideal
Euro Nymphing, and Trout Spey conditions available
Nymphs: Pheasant Tail, Hairs Ear, Prince Nymph, Wooly Buggers, Perdigon, Copper Johns, Zebra Midge, Micro May, Golden Stones
Drys: Caddis Patterns 12-16, Upright wing vs. Emerges, Missing Link, Stone Flys, Parachute Adams, Comparaduns (various sizes 16-12)
Misc.: Soft Hackles, Streamers, Leaches
What To Expect: This Fishout’s final date is still TBD and subject to river flows as we get closer to spring.

The upper Sac. has excellent access via. Hwy 5 and by walking the railway tracks. September is typically warmer, so plan to fish early and take a long lunch break followed by fishing the afternoon dry fly hatch. Euro/High Stick/Indicator Nymphing is the go to. Come prepared with plenty of water to drink and expect to walk a fair amount. The river is made up of riffles, runs, pocket water, small holes, huge pools and undercuts.

Special Considerations: In addition to this being a traditional Fishout, I propose that if there are any members of the club who are familiar with the Upper Sac. to volunteer as a mentor during the Fishout to those in the club with little to no experience. Groups of 2-3 novice anglers per mentor. This will help to add to the experience and allow others to get to know the river.
Lodging: Camping  – Sims Campground (First Come First Served), Castle Crags State Park (Reservations Available), Dispersed Camping (Off Hwy 5)
Lodging: Various options available in Dunsmuir & Mt. Shasta
Food: DIY, with potential of potluck as details emerge
Fishmaster Contact info: Alex Ferber
Links: Camping:
Sims Flat – 26987 Sims Lookout Rd, Castella, CA 96017                                  https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/stnf/recreation/ohv/recarea/?recid=6577&actid=29
Castle Crags State Park – Located 6 miles south of Dunsmuir on I-5
Dunsmuir Lodge – 6604 Dunsmuir Ave, Dunsmuir, CA 96025                         https://www.dunsmuirlodge.com
Cave Springs Resort – 4727 Dunsmuir Ave, Dunsmuir, CA 96025                    https://www.cavesprings.com

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