Fall River near Burney, California
Born of the thousand spring area of Northern California the Fall River is one of the most fertile spring fed creeks in the area. The water here can only be described as green. The fishery found here is good enough that it is in the top 100 trout streams in all of the US. The average size fish here is 14-15 inches but fish can grow much bigger. This is accomplished by two rules you have to follow when fishing here; that is artificials only and all trout over 14 inches must be released. Another thing that helps the fishery is that access is hard here. You know where there are not many anglers there are bound to be lots of nice trout. Wading is not possible because of unstable bottoms and the shorelines are not public. Really the only way to fish the river easily is to hire a guide to float the river for you or, if you have your own boat, float it yourself. The river flows over riffles, a few pockets, and tufts of weeds in its course this makes for excellent boating because there is almost nothing to be an obstacle to a boat. The hatches start when the river opens in late April when pale morning duns start to hatch. The pale morning duns hatch only gets better as it warms up until late June. Don’t worry though they pick up again in fall. Green Drakes are also common during those times. From July through September the tricos hatch. On the upper section little blue-winged olives are common pretty much anytime. On the lower section of the river you find a lot more tan caddis hatches. Caddis are by far the best fly to use in summer. In mid-June the hatch everybody loves starts from Tule River to McArthur Road Bridge. I am talking about the big mayflies that the trout love to grow fat on. The Hex hatch thickens to blizzard proportion in July before they go away by the end of the month. When you are fishing here I recommend #14-#20 flies and fine, long leaders. Good luck fishing!
Fall River Fishing near Burney, California
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Access: Public Property
Body of Water Type: Stream
Lat/Long: 41.001553 -121.438316
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Description for Fall River, Shasta County, California
Fall River is a stream located just 14.2 miles from Burney, in Shasta County, in the state of California, United States, near Fall River Mills, CA. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including rainbow trout and others here. Whether you’re fly fishing, spinning or baitcasting your chances of getting a bite here are good. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to Fall River.
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