Fishing

Siskiyou County remains a premier destination for fishermen, and why not? The McCloud River is famous the world over for its spirited, gorgeous redband trout, and the Upper Sacramento River remains a favorite for its miles and miles of easy access.

The Klamath River’s steelhead still quicken the pulse, and a variety of other rivers, small streams, reservoirs and alpine lakes attract conventional and fly fishermen alike.

Fishing, after all, is something we do not just to catch fish, but for the places it takes us – and few places are prettier than Siskiyou County.

Seasonal Fishing Opportunities

While fishermen of all stripes (conventional and fly fishing enthusiasts) come to Siskiyou County during the spring and summer, many overlook its fall and winter fishing potential.

While many alpine lakes become unreachable, the Upper Sacramento River remains open to angling after the general trout season ends (catch & release only), and its abundant BWO hatches and streamer fishing opportunities can provide excellent fishing for those who keep an eye on flows.

Resources

Realtime Upper Sacramento River flows

Realtime McCloud River flows

All California Water Flow Stations

Local Resources

Jack Trout Guide Service
530-926-4540

Shasta Trout
530-926-5763

Sugar Creek Ranch
9926 S. Hwy 3 Etna
530-467-5213

Ted Fay Fly Shop
5732 Dunsmuir Ave., Dunsmuir 530-235-2969
McCloud 530-964-2047