Great fishing is the norm on the Lower Sacramento all year long. I have been fishing the “Upper” sections of the Lower Sacramento River. Specifically from Highway 44 Bridge down river to Anderson River Park.
The weather has been great and will only continue to be great. Hotter days are coming in June through August. August being one of the best months to fish the Lower Sac. Big rainbows, dries in the evening. It can be epic.
River flows are 9190 c/ft sec. Limited wading at these flows and unless you really know where to go, it’s dangerous and to be avoided. Best and most fun fishing happens in a drift boat with someone who knows what they are doing on the oars through the best water.
Although the fishing has been “On Fire”, it’s not like just getting the flies in the water and you’re tight. Gotta know where and when. And that costs a little cash money. Book with me here.
Dry dropper rigs should be ready when drifting over shallow riffles and transitions. Be quick on the draw and lay the flies down at 25′ or more out, count to three, throw again. In deeper water, the drop from the indicator is 9ft to the split shot. I like 16″ + between flies. Weight is an SSG split shot.
Under an indicator: Rubber Legs, Yellow Sally, Alt Rockers and Hot Spots.
Dry/Dropper: Dropping a Hot Spot about 16″ under Chubby Chernobyl. The dropper fly should be heavy is other than a Hot Spot. Tungsten helps if used in the tie.