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Lower Sac: , by Luke Geraty: Sundial Bridge Trout Troll Opener: 5 stars

The August 1st opener of the top section of the Lower Sacramento River fished about as good as it could. Despite there being a massive hatch of drift boats, the fishing was INCREDIBLE. All of the fish were healthy and munching on bugs all. day. long. Multiple doubles, monster fish, and STRONG fights marked the day. The average size fish was about 20 inches and we put four fish in the net that were over 24 inches. Yes, we taped them. But what was REALLY impressive was just how thick those fish were.

The fish were grabby with just about every bug we threw their way, though we saw a LOT more activity throwing certain types of flies, which I'd be happy to share with you if you book a trip (ha ha). But seriously... mayflies... caddis... egg imitations... and some of those fancy little euro-dork flies too. For the most part, everything was working to some degree... although we did NOT get a fish on a rubber legs, which seemed blasphemous. But we didn't spend a lot of time with one on, so I wouldn't ignore the good 'ole steak fly. Speaking of which... I don't understand why our Lower Sac trout won't eat flesh flies. I've tried them on occasion and just haven't seemed to find any willing participants.

I imagine the fishing up at the Sundial Bridge is going to slow down a bit and go from "red hot" to "great" and "good," so you'd be wise to book a trip, ha ha! I have August 8-9, 11-12, 15-18, and 29-31 open this month. If you want to get into some HUGE wild rainbow trout under the scenic Sundial Bridge, let's go! I don't think you'll be sorry.

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Next 10 open days for Luke Geraty: Aug 29, 30, 31, Sep 1, 5, 23, 24, Oct 5, 6, 7
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