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McCloud River

McCloud River Fly Fishing Guides - McCloud, Mount Shasta, Dunsmuir Area - Upper McCloud, Lower McCloud, Ash Camp, Ah Di Nah Campground, Nature Conservancy.

The McCloud River starts it’s decent from way up high on Mount Shasta from pure glaciers high in mineral content, that’s what makes it California’s only turquoise colored river. Through aquifers that are actually hollowed out ancient lava tubes it flows underground for more than 20 miles down highway 89 out to some meadows where it percolates out of the ground and flows through 3 waterfalls on the Upper McCloud River. The Lower McCloud River below the McCloud River Dam offers miles of trails and accessible trout water were guiding on by hiking steep cliffs and hoping around serpentine boulders looking for the right riffle, best pocket water or pool to nymph, dry fly fish or streamer fish . This river always has a best side to fish from and we know the right places to access these great McCloud River Rainbow Trout.

McCloud river

We think you’ll have an over all great experience as well as fly fishing history lesson and catch a few trout with one of our guides fly fishing possible on all 3 sections of the Upper and Lower McCloud Rivers. Did you know, McCloud River Rainbows are the most well traveled and most famous trout in the world.  Let us be your guide on the McCloud River for 2 days and we could take you down for a 2nd day of guiding on the Nature Conservancy Section of the McCloud River. This river has predictable dry fly fishing most of the months this river is open for and is a great retreat in the hot summer months when fishing gets slower on most of the other rivers, this river gets better and is protected from the hot sun in deep canyons for many river miles.

Rainbows are the most well traveled and most famous trout in the world. In the late 1800's, McCloud River Rainbows were transported to Argentina and Chile,and are famous for their tenacity and strength when caught.

WE TEACH INSTRUCTIONAL FLY FISHING ON THE McCLOUD RIVER.

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McCloud + Upper Sacramento River Fee Schedule :

Full Day -- $375.00 (1 or 2 anglers)

Includes: Guiding on the McCloud or Upper Sacramento River or Siskiyou Mountain lakes. Tippet and Gourmet Streamside Lunch

Half Day -- $325.00 (1 or 2 anglers)

Includes: Guiding on the McCloud or Upper Sacramento River or Siskiyou Mountain lakes. Tippet, Leaders.

Raft Float trips on Upper Sacramento River -- $400.00 (2 anglers)

9 mile float - April through June. GEAR RENTALS ARE $25.00 PER PERSON, INCLUDES RODS, REELS, WADERS, FLIES, TIPPETS & LEADERS

Includes gourmet stream side lunch.

GUIDED TRIPS INTO THE McCLOUD NATURE CONSERVANCY PRESERVE. -- $425 per day

When Booking a Trip

  • When you book a trip with Jack Trout, we will send you a confirmation letter via email that will be your deposit receipt.
  • List of items you should bring on the trip. All fishing gear is available for rent for those you who may need it.
  • We can provide information on lodging, restaurants and other things to do in the Mt. Shasta, Siskiyou County area. Please let us know if you would like a Mt. Shasta Visitor's Guide provided by the Mt. Shasta Chamber of Commerce.

We offer no cash refunds on deposits or full payments on cancelled trips but we will apply them towards a future trip credit in the same amount. win/win!

We are located 3 1/2 hours north of Sacramento Airport and 4 1/2 Hours From San Francisco Bay Area by car. Some people fly into Sacramento Airport (SMF) and rent a car. You can also fly into Medford Oregon (MFR) and drive 1 1/2 hours south to Mount Shasta, Weed, McCloud or Dunsmuir. 3 1/2 hours from Reno, Nevada. (RNO)

List Of Flies For McCloud Rivers Fly Fishing Trip

Nymphs

  • Poxyback Golden Stone 16 & 14
  • Pheasant Tails 18 & 16
  • Fox Poopah 16 & 14 Tan
  • Birds Nest 18, 16 & 14
  • Mayfly PMD Nymph 16
  • Micro Mayfly Black 18
  • Gold Copper John 16
  • Poxyback Brown Stone 14
  • Poxyback Hairs Ear 14
  • October Caddis Nymph 10
  • Prince Nymph 14
  • Black Copper John 16
  • Red Copper John 16
  • Zebra Midge 20 & 18

Dry Flies

  • Elk Hair Caddis 16
  • Comparadun Mayfly 16 Cream
  • Parachute Adams 16
  • Goddard Caddis 14
  • Fox Poopah 16 Green/Tan
  • Light Cahill 16 & 14 Cream & Pink (No parachute)
  • EC Caddis 16 & 14
  • Mayfly Cripple Grey 16
  • Stimulator 10 & 8
  • Rogue Foam Stone 8 & 6
  • Blue Wing Olive 18
  • Black Caddis 14
  • Midges 22 & 20
  • Rusty Spinner 18
  • Green Drake 12
  • Grey Drake 12

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Contact Us

Send us an email at info@jacktrout.com, give us a call us at (530) 926-4540, or use the contact form at right. We look forward to hearing from you.

Telephone: (530) 926-4540
Email: info@jacktrout.com
Location: P.O. Box 94
Mt. Shasta,
CA 96067
(530) 926-4540

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