Don’t miss this fish out with Fishmaster Mike Caranci. Mike has done a great job with this fish out in the past and this one should also be rewarding. So get your gear together and do what our club members do best, catch fish!
Lower Sacramento River Fishout
Date: Friday, February 14, 2020
Time & Place 9:00 am at the Dieselhorst Bridge Access Parking Area (pullout off of Court Street, South of Court Street Bridge on the East side of the St). We’ll have a brief presentation on wade-fishing techniques (and accesses) on the Lower Sac, then spread out and start fishing!
Fishmaster: Michael Caranci: 530-604-2160, Michael@mongoliarivers.com
Equipment: 6-7 wt. Rods, floating lines. Plan on mostly fishing with nymphs and indicators, though there can be some dry fly fishing in the afternoon. Those who want to swing flies with sink-tips can do that as well, depending on your preferred method.
Flies: Please check with The Fly Shop for a current list of what’s working on the river. Typically in mid-February the weather predicates the productive flies: if overcast, rainy, stormy, cold: egg patterns can be productive, as well as Micro Mayflies (olive) #16-18; Hogan’s S&M Nymph (olive) #16-18; Rubberlegs #8 (brown or black); Red Copper Johns #16. If sunny and warm, early caddis hatch may be starting, in which case the brachycentrus (Mother’s Day) Caddis can start hatching, and flies that work for that are #16 Amber-Wing Prince, #16 Silvey’s Beaded Pupa in either Olive or Black; Nitro Caddis #16 in Olive; warm weather can also start the trout and pikeminnow spawn, so Yellow Sucker Spawn eggs can be important to fish.
For potential dry fly fishing, if overcast, possible Baetis Hatches, #16 Parachute Adams or #16 Mercer’s Missing Link. If Sunny and Warm, caddis Hatches, #14 or #16 Mercer’s Missing Link.
If swinging, small black streamers can be effective. If the caddis are hatching, swinging soft hackles in the riffles can also be effective.
Lunch: On Your Own.
River access maps will be available at the meeting site for those
wishing to fish other areas of the river.