Northern California Stream Report

There are several hundred miles of rivers, creeks, lakes and streams within easy striking distance of The Fly Shop® in Redding.

It’s not surprising that quite a bit of water is set aside as fly fishing only, catch-and-release, with special closures and regulations designed to help ensure that the fishing around here will stay good for generations. The Fly Shop staff will custom-tailor the day and guide to your ability and interests, putting you on the best local water.

Trout and steelhead fishing here isn’t a season; it’s a way of life at The Fly Shop®, and we’ve got fine fishing nearly 365 days of the year. Whether it’s a beautiful spring or fall day, blistering hot mid-summer afternoon, or snow-covered winter morning, we’ve got the staff and the guides that can handle it. We’ll also help with flies and equipment, lodging, and transportation if you need it.

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Fall River Report

Upated:  April 18, 2024

Report: The Fall River valley is warming up and the river is beginning to come to life. With this warming trend the insects should begin coming off soon. Most anglers are concentrating on other streams in the area, but this is one you should keep on your radar for May. If you would like to reserve a day with a guide this spring for some great dry fly fishing on California's finest spring creek, give Bryan or Chris a call in Outfitters at (530)222-3555.

Hot Flies: 
Lance's Jigged X-May
Weiss BP Nymph
Norman's Wiggletails
Pheasant Tails
Mercer's Missing Link
Zug Bugs
Zack's Stillwater Swimming Leeches

Hat Creek Report

Updated:  Apr 18, 2024

Report: Good reports coming out of Hat Creek continue. Day to day you will see different things happening, but on the sunny days you will definitely see PMDs coming off. Callibaetis and Gray Drakes are in the offing as well. On cloudy days make sure you have Green Drakes in your box. Wink, wink. Spring is happening, we have a storm over the next few days, and you don't want to miss the Salmonfly hatch beginning next month. Bring your Hackle Stackers, Griffith's Gnats, and a stealthy approach. The PMD Challenged in #14, Milla Time May PMD #16, Sparkle Stacker PMD #18, and the Mayfly Cripple Limeston #16 are good dries during a hatch. Nymph-wise, the BP Weiss nymph, X-Mays in #18, or Sweet Peas are great to have along with some Peaches n' Green. And please remember to respect other anglers and the spawning Rainbows.

Hot Flies: 
Lance's Jigged X-May
Rubberlegs
Sweet Pea Jigged Baetis
Pheasant Tails
Mercer's Missing Link
S&M Nymph
Walt's Worm
Peaches n' Green
BP Weiss Nymph

Klamath River Report

Updated:  January 11, 2024

Report: It will be a while before the Klamath will be clear enough to fish. This is good news! The remaining dams will be removed over the next six to seven months and the anadromous species, Steelhead and Chinook Salmon, will once again have access to cold springs and spawning grounds above. Preparations to stage equipment and move the hatchery was completed in the last couple of weeks, and the lake drawdowns have begun. The release from Iron Gate was bumped up to 2,500 CFS and there is a lot of sediment coming down the river. We will keep you posted on the progress of this largest of it's type project through the year.

Hot Flies: 

Eggs:
Clown Egg
Micro Spawn - Shrimp Pink or Salmon Egg
Boles Bazookas

Nymphs:
Pat's Rubberlegs - #4-8
Coppertop Duracell - #16
Red Copper Johns - #14-18
Gordon's Amber Wing Prince - #14-18
Beaded Assassins

Lower Sacramento River Report

Updated:  April 18, 2024

Report: Releases from Keswick have stabilized over that past week at 8,000 CFS or so. The warming weather has the PMDs beginning to come off in greater numbers, we have seen bigger Caddis emergences as well. The top end above Hwy 44 has closed and will open again on August 1st. Figuring out the bite has been somewhat problematic for some. The Bird's Nest in #16 has been a good fly as well as brown Rubberlegs in #6 or #8. Keep your Crystal HBIs and Peaches N' Creams ready. Some fish are taking egg patterns. The warm weather in store for the coming week will only help things get into high gear. To get a day out on the river with one of our guides, give Bryan or Chris a call in Outfitters. (530)222-3555

The Fly Shop does not offer a shuttle service. Kim at Sac River Shuttle can get your shuttle done seven days a week. You can reach her at (530) 782-9090

Access To the Lower Sacramento
The Lower Sacramento has many publicly accessible areas with good wading opportunities when the flows are below 7,500 CFS. Stop by the shop and we'd be happy to point you in the right direction.

Fishing Large Rivers Can be Frustrating
There are many great places you can get in and wade this blue ribbon tail water. Having said that, the absolute best method to fish the Sac is from a drift boat. Aside from being able to access all of the water, you can fish the long runs on a dead, perfect drift which is deadly on these legendary wild rainbows. And who would be a better oarsman than one of our Professional Guides? They know every nook and cranny of the river, what insects are and will be hatching, and the setups and methods that will get you onto the fish of a lifetime.

Recommended Equipment & Setups
Most of our fishing, whether from a drift boat, or wading when the releases are low enough, is done dead drifting nymphs. The Fly Shop's Signature Indicator Rod is nine and a half feet of indicator nymph fishing perfection designed by our professional staff right here on the Lower Sac. Teamed up with a 6 or 7 weight Scientific Anglers Amplitude Anadro Floating Fly Line or a Rio Intouch Xtreme Indicator Fly Line it will put a center pin rig to shame.

Hot Flies: 

Dry Flies:
Mercer's Missing Link, Dark
Spotlight Caddis Emerger - Spotlight Caddis Emerger
Comparadun - BWO, PMD

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Jigged Birds Nest - Natural, Hot Spot #14-16
Fox's Poopah - #12-14
Bubbleback Caddis, - Amber #14
Olive Hot Spot, - #18
Weiss Nymph, -
• Peaches n' Green, -
• Peaches n' Cream, -
• Ginger Snap, -
Pat's Rubber Legs - #4-8

Eggs:
Micro Spawn - Peachy King, Shrimp Pink
Boles Bazookas - Shrimp Pink, Peachy King

McCloud River Report

Updated:  April 18, 2024

Report: While it is big on the lower end, releases from Lake McCloud are a steady 250 CFS and the tributaries are adding an additional 300 CFS by Ah-Di-Na. The clarity on the lake gage is very good, so this should be a good option. The road in to Ash Camp is open and the only thing you should keep an eye on is Highway 89, we have one more storm heading our way this weekend and after that it will be warming up. A walk-in customer reports you can get in to Ah-Di-Na, be prepared for fallen trees and other obstacles if you go. There has been some good midge and Blue Wing Olive hatches, nymphing with the small, black flies is the best way to hook up. The BP Weiss, Two-Bit Hooker, and black Micro May are all working. Other good flies to throw right now are Rubberlegs, brown or black in #6 or #8, Perdigons and Olive Hotspots. This spring should be a great one. Cloudy days will bring the Green Drakes out, and then the PMDs. To reserve a day with one of our expert guides to experience one of the most picturesque streams in the north state, call Chris or Bryan in Outfitters at (530)222-3555.

Hot Flies: 

Morrish's Adult October Caddis
Pat's Rubberlegs
Mercer's Tungsten October Pupa
Olive Hotspot
Coppertop Duracell
• Sweet Pea - #16/
• Copper John Red
- #16/
Jigged Birds Nest - Natural, Hot Spot #14-16
Walt's Worm

Pit River Report

Updated:  April 11, 2024

Report: Pit 3 flows were bumped the second week this month and are not a stable 480 CFS. These are a little high for this section of the river, we would recommend a lot of caution if you do go and fish. Don't expect to hit all of the spots you normally would. As the weather calms down and the weather warms through April we expect to see good Salmonfly and Golden Stone hatches, and down through Pit 4 PMDs and Callibaetis. This is a great river to fish a Euro rod and we highly recommend it. Be careful though, this can be a slippery river to wade. We recommend a wading staff when fishing the Pit.
Be aware that the flows on the Pit can and will change without notice, so definitely check before you go! And be prepared to get out when the river begins to rise.

Here are some useful links to monitor the flows:

Pit 3 - Below Pit 3 Dam
Pit 5 - Through Big Bend

Hot Flies: 

Dry Flies:
Stimulator - Orange
Foam October Caddis
Potter's October Caddis
Mercer's Skating October Caddis
Adams - #14-18
Mayfly Cripples - #12-16

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Mercer's Tungsten October Pupa
Skip’s TB October Caddis
Dark Lords - #12-16
Flashback Pheasant Tail - #14-16
Beaded Zebra Midge - #18
Mercer's Poxyback Dark Stone - #6
GB Black A.P. - #10-12
CB Micro Mayflies - #16-18
Red Copper Johns - #16-18
Pat's Brown Rubberleg - #6-8
Gordon's Amber Wing Prince - #14-18
Jigged Birds Nest - #14-16
Walt's Worm
Streamers & Leeches:
Zack's Swimming Leech - #8

Trinity River Report

Upated:  April 11, 2024

Report: Spring pulse flows have begun and the river will only continue to grow in size over then next week. The peak will occur on Wednesday, April 24th at a targeted release of 8,500 CFS. This will be the last weekend you will have a shot at an adult steelie between now and sometime in July when they ramp the releases down to a manageable flow. There are a lot of smolts now and just a few adults. With all of the tributaries flowing a lot of fish are up in them spawning and we should see a lot of fish in the future which is great. Large, dark flies and egg patterns are what's getting fish. Mercer's Psycho Prince in purple or orange, Little Black Stones and Duracells will work for your dropper. Egg patterns will be a great choice if/when the river colors up. For the swing fisherman, it will be a good idea to put on your Skagit floating head with a tip to swing a black Burnt Chicken or Hoh Bo Spey. With the BoR fixing to commence the spring pulse flows soon make sure you check the flows at Lewiston before you make the trip.

Trinity River Flows:
Trinity River Releases from Lewiston
Trinity River Flow at Pigeon Point

Shuttle Services:
• Bill & Caryl Dickens (Gold Coast Shuttle) at 530-623-1905

Access To the Trinity River
The Trinity has many publicly accessible areas with good wading opportunities during the steelhead season. Stop by the shop and we'd be happy to point you in the right direction.

Steelhead Fishing Can be Frustrating
These anadromous rainbow trout are known as the 'Fish of a Thousand Casts.' For good reason! The learning curve can be quite steep learning when and where to go, and what type of water to target. Our Professional Guide Staff has decades of experience guiding the Trinity River for steelhead. A day spent with one of our guides will get you up to speed much more quickly.

Recommended Equipment & Setups
Early Summer Run Steelhead on the Trinity River will take swung flies readily. Spey rods are becoming an increasingly popular method to swing flies. The Fly Shop's Signature Spey Rods are an economical way to get into a great Spey rig.

Hot Flies: 

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Pat's RubberlegsBrown and Black, #4-8
Mercer's Psycho Prince - #12-16
TB Solitude Stone - #8
Coppertop Duracell - #16
Mercer's Gold Bead Biot Epoxy Golden Stone - #8-10
• Copper John Red - #10-14


Eggs:
Clown Egg - #4-10
Micro Spawn Eggs - Pink & Salmon Egg
Boles Bazookas - #8

Swing Flies:
Ho-bo Spey - #6
Beaded Assassins
Hoody's Hangers - #4
Brett's Klamath Skater - #7

Upper Sacramento River Report

Upated:  April 11, 2024

Report: With the warming weather and the snowpack up in this watershed, we are beginning to see signs of runoff. The river is high from top to bottom. The flows dropped down to around 1,600 CFS Monday, but are ramping up daily and sit around 2,000 CFS at the Delta gage. We'll get some rain through Saturday, so should see another bump from that storm. If you would like to go, be super careful at these flows, you should take a look at heading up to Dunsmuir or above. For those who like to swing, now would be a good time to get out the micro-Spey and give it a shot as there are large Rainbows heading up from the lake. Sculpins should be on the menu for the lakers, Barr's Slumpbuster in olive and black are two good options, a Dalai Lama in olive & white or The Mob in olive are other good patterns. Up top above Simms the small black flies, #18-20 black Zebra Midges, the BP Weiss nymphs, Jigged X-Mays and any Perdigon you have in your box will work well. Blue Wing Olives and midges will be good nymphs to try in the mornings, olive and black X-Mays and S&Ms along with the BP Weiss Nymph and Olive Hotspots.

Upper Sacramento Flows at Delta

Hot Flies: 

Dry Flies:
Sedgeback October Caddis - #10
Low Water Baetis - #18
Adams - #12-20
Mercer's Missing Link - Dark #14-16
Parachute Adams - #14-18

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Mercer's Tungsten October Pupa
Skip's TB October Caddis
CB Birds Nest - #10-14
Red Copper John - #16-18
Zebra Midge - #18-20
Mercury Black Beauty
Mercer's Glass Bead Micro May - #22
Mercer's GB Dark Stone - #8
Mercer's Dark Stone - #6
Pat's Rubber Legs - Brown #6-8
Jigged Birds Nest - #14-16
Gordon's Amber Wing Prince - #12-18
Mercer's CB Micro Mayfly - #16-18
Walt's Worm
Streamers & Leeches:
Sheila Sculpin
Woolly Buggers
Zack's Stillwater Swimming Leech - #8

Baum Lake Report

Updated:  April 11, 2024

Report: Baum has been a good spot to get a great workout fighting trout. In addition to the planted fish, there are a lot of wild Rainbows and we hear there are some very large fish down by the dam. Good Baetis hatches have had fish looking up, we will see more of the PMD and Callibaetis coming off as we edge into later spring. Sparse patterns work well here for these spring creek fish, the Sparkle Stacker Patterns are good, also the Griffith's Gnat is a staple. For nymphs, any of the PMD and Baetis patterns like the smaller #18 Olive Hotspot or the Sweet Pea are dependable patterns. Don't forget your midge and Wooly Bugger boxes. Balanced Leeches in black and olive under an indicator when the wind picks up can save the day here. Our guides have this place wired if you are looking for some tactical advice on fishing a great spring creek fishery with an expert!

Hot Flies: 

Dry Flies:
Adams - #18-20
Hackle Winged May - BWO
Harrop's Last Chance - All
Griffith's Gnat
Mercer's Missing Link - #14-18

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Red Copper John - #18
GB Flashback PT - #14-20
Beaded Zebra Midge - #18-20
Mercer's Gidget
Mercer's CB Micro Mays - #16-18
GB Flashback PT - Olive #18
Beaded Zebra Midge - #16-20
Chromie - #18

Steamers & Leeches:
JGF Translucent Wiggle Tail - #10
Beaded Micro Buggers - #12
Zack's Damseleech - #14

Iron Canyon Reservoir Report

Updated:  November 9, 2023

Report: This fishery generally fishes well during the winter months with very little pressure. If the visibility is decent, this could be a good destination to hook a ton of rainbows.

Hot Flies: 

Midge Flies:
Harrop's CDC Emerging Midge - #20

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
San Juan Worm - Fire #8-14
Chromies - #16-18
Beaded Zebra Midge - #16-20
Mercer's CB Micro Mayfly - #14-18
GB Half-Flashback PT - #16-20

Streamers & Leeches:
Beaded Micro Buggers
Freshwater Clouser - Olive/White
Zonkers - #4

Keswick Reservoir Report

Updated:  November 9, 2023

Report: The reservoir is fishing well with a lot of rainbows coming to eat your balance leech. Fish it on a sinking line toward the banks. Other good options are baetis nymphs dead drifted under an indicator, the BP Weiss Nymph, black and olive X-Mays, Two-Bit Hookers and the venerable Mercer's Micro-May are all in the mix for this one. Your box should always be stocked with red and black Zebra Midges in #16 - 20 when heading out to Keswick. Watch out for the rocks and bring your best hook-set!

Hot Flies: 

Dry Flies:
Mercer's Missing Link #16-18
Adams #14-16
Midge Hanger #20

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Bubbleback Caddis - #14
Chromie - #16-18
Mercer's Gidget
Chironomid Bomber - Any color #12
Mercer's CB Micro Mayfly - Brown #16-18
Pats Rubberlegs - Brown #6-8
CB Birds Nest - #10-14

Streamers & Leeches:
Crystal Buggers
Freshwater Clousers - #6
Zonkers - Natural #4
Zack's Pyramid Beach Leech - #8

Lake Shasta Report

Updated:  April 11, 2024

Report: The fishing has been steadily good on the Float N' Fly rigs. Fish are as high up in the water column as 8 or 9 feet. Fish towards the banks with a crayfish-colored Balanced Leech or a Shad Float N' Fly and watch for your indicator to tip. A sinking line fished toward the shore so you can bounce a crawdad pattern down the banks will also be effective. Bounce a Concussion Cray, Jiggy Worm or Grim Reaper on the rocks and the spots will swoop it up. The spawn will be happening soon, we'll have some good topwater action when it's on!

Hot Flies: 

Wooly Buggers
Float-n-Flies
Dead Drop Minnow
Zack's Stillwater Balanced Leech

Lewiston Lake Report

Updated:  March 5, 2024

Report: The lake is a good option if you are in the area, with intermittent releases from Trinity Lake, fishing right below the outflow can produce some consistent hookups. With the amount of Damsels and Dragonflies in this system, Wooly Buggers stripped in brown, black and olive, and Balanced Leeches the same color stripped or fished under an indicator are solid approaches. And Zebra Midges in #16 - 18, black and red, are a staple here.

Hot Flies: 

Dry Flies:
Hackle Stackers - BWO #18
Parachute Adams - #14-18
Mayfly Cripples

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Ultra Scuds - #16
Chromies - #18-20
Mercer's CB Micro May - Black #18
Flashback Pheasant Tail - #16-18
Beaded Zebra Midges - #18-20
Mercer's Gidgets

Streamers & Leeches:
JGF Translucent Wiggle Tail
Woolly Bugger - Any
Beadhead Crystal Buggers - #8
Zack's Swimming Leech - #8
Zack's Damseleech - Orange/Olive

Manzanita Lake Report

Updated:  December 1, 2023

Report: Manzanita is or will be a great ice fishery soon. You can probably call the ranger station to see if it is worth going prior to making the trip.

Pay attention to the special regulations here, especially where you can and can't fish. Barbless hooks, artificial lures, catch and release. Make sure you inquire at the park entrance.

Hot Flies: 

Dry Flies:
Harrop's Last Chance - #16-20
Adams - #14-18
Mayfly Cripple - #18
Last Chance Cripple - Callibaetis or Baetis
Mercer's Missing Link - #14-16
Mercer's Parachute Profile Spinner

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Zack's Attack Damsel
Burk's Sierra Damsel
Zack's Bomb Squad. - #14-16
Hogan's S&M - Olive #16-18
Beaded Zebra Midge - Black #18-20
Mercer's Gidgets

Streamers & Leeches:
Beaded Micro Bugger - Black
Zonkers - #4
Beaded Micro Buggers - Any

McCloud Reservoir Report

Updated:  March 5, 2024

Report: The reservoir has been topping up, recent reports from anglers indicate the inlet is fishing well. With warming weather coming next week this lake could be a good option.

Hot Flies: 

Dry Flies:
Harrop's Last Chance - #16-20
Adams - #14-18
Mayfly Cripple - #18
Last Chance Cripple - Callibaetis or Baetis
Mercer's Missing Link - #14-16

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Zack's Attack Damsel
Chan's Chironomid Bomber
Squirmy Wormie - #12
Hogan's S&M - Olive #16-18
Beaded Zebra Midge - Black #18-20
Mercer's Gidgets

Steamers & Leeches:
Beaded Micro Bugger - Black
Zonkers - #4
Zack's Balanced Stillwater Swimming Leech - Any

Pyramid Lake Report

Updated:  April 4, 2024

Report: Fishing has been spotty, some days are good, others are pretty slow. The time to fish this lake is when a front is rolling through. Dead drifting midges just off the bottom is the main gig now, find the bottom and rig appropriately by shortening up. Rich's Moo Midge and the Chironomid Bomber are the top choices here. Stripping a Popcorn Beetle or Pyramid Minnow on a sinking line will allow you to switch things up for variety. Balanced Leeches under an indicator are also a good tactic for the big Cutts.

Hot Flies: 

Pyramid Beach Leech - #8
Zack's Cut Bait Midge
Rich's Moo-Midge - #8
Mahalo Nymphs
Popcorn Beetle
Midnight Cowboy
Zack's Pyramid Minnow

Antelope Creek Lodge Report

Updated:  March 21, 2024

Report: The finishing touches are being made to get the ranch ready for the opener in April. The fish have survived the winter in great shape, with the copious amounts of precipitation we've had the flows should remain cold throughout the season. This is a great location to unplug and relax with a group of friends, catch a bunch of fish and stay out of the heat in the summer. (530)222-3555

Hot Flies: 

Battle Creek Report

Updated:  November 22, 2023

Report: We have wrapped another season on Battle Creek Ranch. Check back here in the early spring and we will get a forecast. We will be looking forward to chasing the Salmonfly hatch on the ranch!

Hot Flies: 

Dry Flies:
Stimulator - Orange
Foam October Caddis
Potter's October Caddis
Mercer's Skating October Caddis
Adams - #14-18
Mayfly Cripples - #12-16

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Mercer's Tungsten October Pupa
Skip’s TB October Caddis
Black A.P. - #12
Dark Lords - #12-16
Flashback Pheasant Tail - #14-16
Beaded Zebra Midge - #18
Mercer's Poxyback Dark Stone - #6
GB Black A.P. - #10-12
CB Micro Mayflies - #14-18
Red Copper Johns - #16-18
Pat's Brown Rubberleg - #6-8
Gordon's Amber Wing Prince - #14-18
GB Bird's Nest - #10-16

Streamers & Leeches:
Zack's Swimming Leech - #8

Bollibokka Report

Updated:  April 4, 2024

Report: Bollibokka is closed to fishing now and will be rested this month. Fishing this season on the McCloud should be a banner year. We'll post a report when we get closer to the opener.

Hot Flies: 

Morrish's Adult October Caddis
Pat's Rubberlegs
Mercer's Tungsten October Pupa
Olive Hotspot
Coppertop Duracell - #16

Circle Seven Guest Ranch Report

Updated:  April 10, 2024

Report: We are looking forward to this season and the river is in good shape. May is a great time to fish the Fall and we will see good PMD, Gray and Green Drake, and who knows what hatching in force. We have some last minute openings this year, give Bryan or Chris a call if you would like some dates on Circle 7.

Hot Flies: 

Lance's Jigged X-May
Weiss BP Nymph
Norman's Wiggletails
Pheasant Tails
Mercer's Missing Link
Zug Bugs
Leeches.

Clear Creek Ranch Report

Updated:  November 22, 2023

Report: The cabins are closed for the winter, but if you would like to get out for a day on a freestone creek you can still fish through the winter. Give Chris or Bryan a call if you would like to reserve a day to explore this private gem!

Hot Flies: 

Dry Flies:
Low Water Baetis - #18
Adams - #12-20
Mercer's Missing Link - Dark #14-16
Parachute Adams - #14-18

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
CB Birds Nest - #10-14
Red Copper John - #16-18
Zebra Midge - #18-20
Mercury Black Beauty
Mercer's Glass Bead Micro May - #22
Pat's Rubber Legs - Brown #6-8
GB Birds Nest - #12-14
Gordon's Amber Wing Prince - #12-18
Mercer's CB Micro Mayfly - #14-16

Streamers & Leeches:
Sheila Sculpin
Woolly Buggers
Zack's Stillwater Swimming Leech - #8

Gold River Report

Updated:  November 22, 2023

Report: We are now in the winter and you can reserve some time to explore the north Coast of California and southern Oregon chasing steel! The lower Klamath, Smith, Elk & Sixes, and the Chetco are on the agenda. Some good dates in late December and January are available.

Hot Flies: 

Eggs:
Clown Egg
Micro Spawn - Shrimp Pink or Salmon Egg
Boles Bazookas

Nymphs:
Pat's Rubberlegs - #4-8
Coppertop Duracell - #16
Red Copper Johns - #14-18
Gordon's Amber Wing Prince - #14-18
Beaded Assassins

Luk Lake Report

Updated:  March 28, 2024

Report: More good reports coming in from Luk this past week, after this weather passes it will be great fishing through the spring. The bass are becoming more active as they get in the pre-spawn mode. The trout may be more difficult to track down, but keep moving until you do find them. Zack's Balanced Damsel or any of the olive / brown Balanced Leeches will work fished under 3' under an indicator if there is any chop. The mornings have a heavy midge hatch and anglers dead drifting or stripping #16 - 18 Zebra Midges in brown or redare getting hooked up. With the changing weather you will see some various mayfly hatches and spinner falls as well, keep some Parachute Adams and BWO dries handy. Bass and some large bluegills can be had fishing an intermediate sinking line in the deeper waters, or fishing a Float n' Fly in bluegill color. If you're looking for a quick getaway this weekend this would be a good spot . You can give Chris or Bryan a call in Outfitters to set up your day on Luk! Trout season will start soon on this large lake. Give us a call to book your dates - 530-222-3555

Hot Flies: 

Dry Flies:
CDC Duns - BWO
Adams - #12-20
Humpy - Yellow
Purple Para Wulff

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Chan's Chironomid Bombers - #12
Mercer's CB Micro May - #14-18
Squirmy Wormies - #12

Streamers & Leeches:
Zack's Pyramid Beach Leech - #8
Zack's Swimming Leech - #8
Beadhead Crystal Buggers - Any

Bass Flies:
Float-n-flies
Bass Turd - Any

Oasis Springs Report

Updated:  April 10, 2024

Report: The lodge is currently closed due to some modifications being done on the lodge. Keep your eyes on this spot for updates throughout the year. If you would like to get out on a great little stream over the winter, you should check out Clear Creek Ranch or Battle Creek before next Tuesday.

Hot Flies: 

Rock Creek Lake Report

Updated:  March 28, 2024

Report: Fishing on Rock Creek Lake has been nothing short of spectacular. Fish are stacked in the inlet in the mornings and will venture out into the lake later in the day. The lake is in great shape with about 3 - 4 feet of visibility, and the fish are eating #14 - 16 black Zebra Midges and black and olive Balanced Leeches. Damsel and dragon nymphs are the primary large forage for the Rainbows, midges and small mayflies in the morning. Leeches and midges are the game right now. As the lake warms we will see the first Callibaetis coming off, and then the ant and termite falls beginning hopefully in just a few weeks. We've got some prime availability in the next couple of months, give Bryan or Chris a call if you would like to set up a trip to the lake!

Hot Flies: 

Zack's Stillwater Swimming Leech
Translucent Wiggle Tail
Chan's Chironomid Bomber
Zack's Lil' Bit Midge
Chromie

Sugar Creek Ranch Report

Updated:  March 28, 2024

Report: With the warming trend happening, March is a good month to spend some time on the ponds. This is when the first Callibaetis hatches begin and the South Pond is definitely the spot to be. Bring some Adams and Missing Links to sight fish for the cruising bows. Midges in red and black, brown and just about any smaller Blue Wing Olive nymph pattern fished under a indicator will be a solid choice on Sugar Creek over the winter. While they are not hatching, Damselfly nymphs are abundant, so bring a bunch of the Balanced Damsels, and Black, Brown and Olive Balanced Leeches fished under indicators are something you should always have. Zebra Midges in red #18 are also working well. Remember, these fish can be spooked on clear, bright days, so a little stealth per small creek fishing can go a long ways to fooling the large rainbows in Sugar Creek!

Hot Flies: 

Dry Flies:
Parachute Adams - #14-16
Comparadun
Norman's Loopwing - BWO
Tilt Wing Dun - BWO
Mercer's Missing Link - #14-18

Nymphs/Wet Flies:
Zack's Damsel Leech - #14
Squirmy Wormies - #12
Zack's Zallibaetis - #14-16
Mercer's CB Micro May - Black #14-18
Chromie - #16-18
Zack Attack Damsels - #14
Burk's Sierra Damsel - Olive #12

Streamers & Leeches:
JGF Translucent Wiggle Tail
Zack's Balanced Stillwater Swimming Leech
Zack's Pyramid Beach Leech

Booking a Guide for Local & Private Fisheries

To book a guided trip on one of our private waters or regional lakes or streams you can call us or send us a message here info@theflyshop.com. Call us and we will connect you to Bryan or Chris. They will get you all set up to get on the water with just one, sometimes two phone calls (800) 669-3474