Remarkable vacation waterfront property available on Hat Creek in Northern California, renowned for its fishing. Newly remodeled bungalow is perfect for entertaining with a fire pit, clubhouse/rec room called the ”Rock House” and a lawn and large deck overlooking the area. Great jumping off point for nearby Lassen Park, Pacific Crest Tail, hunting, hiking, and some of the West’s best fly fishing rivers, streams and lakes such as Fall River, The Pit, Manzanita Lake, Baum lake and so much more! 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath house has additional sleeping quarters above the garage for guests. This is a great piece of recreational waterfront real estate and only an hour from Redding. More info coming soon.
Great fishing bungalow located on Hat Creek in Old Station
This one’s not going to last long. This is a private-feeling piece of property on Steiner Flat Road with great Trinity River fishing access. The house is comprised of two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a solarium (sun room), and a large, open living room, kitchen and dining area. The house sits on 1.64 acres and is 1,650 square feet. BLM land borders the property on two sides ensuring no neighbors to the South or across the river and provides scenery and a feeling of privacy. Outbuildings include a detached garage, wood storage shed and pump house for the well. There are two driveways permitting access to the front or back of the house and enclose a meadow area at the top of the property. If desired, wiring is also in place for generator hookup. The home is literally a stones throw from the river and provides excellent wade-in access to some great steelhead fishing. This is a great piece of private steelhead fishing property at a great price! More info…
Great steelhead fishing property! Just wade right in!
Moss Manor on the Trinity River in Willow Creek. Great steelheading property!
Before I get into the juicy details of this great property I just wanted to note that I had the pleasure of being hosted by Larry and Lynne Moss of Moss Manor in Willow Creek on the Trinity River and got to experience this great waterfront property as a guest. Larry built this place from the ground up and spared no effort in its creation. Everything is high quality and built with his own hands. It is currently operating as a B&B so If you get the chance, go spend a night there (an amazing deal at $80, includes breakfast and great fishing), after you do you’ll want to buy it. Click more info for the listing information, but if you want to stay there you can check out Moss Manor’s website here
This waterfront property for sale in Willow Creek on the Trinity River is one of a kind. It’s custom built and has a great fishing steelhead run right behind the property. The main house is 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and is 5,700 square feet. Other rooms include the gorgeous great room with cathedral ceilings and a wet bar, formal dining room with a two way fireplace, media room, loft/library/hangout area overlooking the great room, breakfast nook and professional kitchen. The exterior siding and wrap around deck is made from Western Red Cedar. The interior floors, cabinet, window casings and doors are all custom red oak, built by the owner. This nearly 11 acre property has 600 chardonnay and 300 merlot vines and over 400′ of Trinity River frontage. Also, at the top of the property is an additional remodeled unit currently rented out for $950 a month, but would also make a great guest house or caretakers quarters. This is a fantastic piece of fly fishing waterfront property for sale on the Trinity River! Click here for more info…
Fighting a steelhead on the Trinity River at Moss Manor in Willow Creek
Fly fish, bike, kayak, run or walk, all accessible from the back of this great property.
This rare piece of Lower Sacramento River waterfront property is located in the heart of Redding, Ca! It provides access to the Sacramento River for tremendous fly fishing and kayaking, and the Sacramento River Trail system for miles of biking, running and walking. The Sacramento River Trail runs between the property and the river allowing quick access for one looking to get out and enjoy this recreational lifestyle. The lot is just over 1/3 of an acre and waiting for your dream home. Its location allows for immediate recreation plus all the conveniences of being located in the middle of a charming city. The Sundial Bridge is located just a few miles downstream, an easy bike ride! The Caldwell Park boat launch is just 1.2 miles away. The variety of recreation you have right out back is phenomenal! Great property for active people! $199,000. More info…
A nice Lower Sac rainbow on a caddis pupae. Photo by Ryan Haedrich.
There is some great fly fishing caddis action to be had on the Lower Sacramento River right now! This past Friday we got out on the river from about 1:30 to 4:00 in near 80 degree weather to witness an impressive hatch of Caddis. Best fly patterns were dark olive (almost black) caddis pupae in a #14-16. Also some smaller numbers of little BWOs and a few bigger PMD’s (#14-16). The river is still a little off color but in great shape with the fish taking advantage of active bugs. The weather has been a little mixed, but on the sunny warmer days look for good hatches of caddis with mostly BWOs on the cooler, cloudy days. Current flows are 3,770 cfs, perfect for the wade fisherman.
Caddis hatching on the Sacramento River right now. Note all the caddis crawling on the Pillar!
Mark Rhodes with a Lower Sac Rainbow caught on an alevin
While still a little off-color from the previous winter storms, the Lower Sacramento River is a solid fly fishing option. I was able to get on the water for the better part of this past sunny and warm Sunday afternoon. We launched the driftboat from the Posse Grounds boat launch around 12:30 and after rigging up with some sac fry/alevin patterns were immediately into a few trout after dropping into the riffle water above the Sundial Bridge. While the action wasn’t fast the fishing was fairly consistent with most of the fish landed coming to net with the alevin tucked neatly in the corner of its mouth.
The yolk-sac fry, or alevin is so named due to the egg sac the freshly hatched juvenile salmon still has attached to its body (not the fact that these particular examples coincidentally reside in the upper-cased “Sac”). The tiny fish will absorb the yolk for nutrients while remaining hidden in the gravel it was previously deposited in by its Fall-spawning parents. While these fish don’t yet explore the open water outside their gravelly haven, they do occasionally get washed loose and provide a very tasty morsel for the Sac’s fat rainbows. After several weeks hidden in the gravel the alevin will venture to the surface, gulp some air to fill their swim bladders, and become fully fledged salmon fry. But for now, these defenseless little yolk-laden fish provide an important and easily imitated food source (As the alevin approach hatching-time the eyes develop, creating the dark spots of the “eyed egg” stage, regular egg imitations are still a good bet during this time).
An “eyed egg” getting close to hatching into an alevin on the Lower Sacramento River
Other than the alevin, the best bets for this time of year are small #16-18 olive colored baetis nymphs, light orange/pink egg patterns to imitate the eggs yet to hatch, and I’d also have a few #14 olive/tan caddis nymphs to imitate the few caddis coming off on warmer days. The baetis nymphs (use a pheasant tail or something similar like the Hogans S&M) particularly like to hatch on overcast days, and in the right conditions can even produce some dry fly fishing. In the few sunny hours we were on the river most our action came on the alevin, with several other hook-ups due to the baetis or caddis dropper we had rigged 16-24″ behind it. Based upon the ready-to-hatch egg we came across it looks like the alevin should provide several more weeks of trout food before they lose the sac. However, towards the end of this time frame keep in mind that after absorbing the yolk these little fish apparently take some time to develop their predator-evasion stamina and skills, as in years past we have had success nymphing little one-inch salmon fry patterns shortly after having success on the alevin.
Alevins and baetis are the best fly patterns on the Lower Sac right now
Price has been reduced again by a motivated seller! Now only $499,000 for this historic B&B on the banks of the Trinity River’s Fly Fishing Only section. The Trinity is a renowned fishery for steelhead and big brown trout and nationally recognized as a Wild and Scenic river. The Old Lewiston Inn is located in the heart of a recreational paradise with the nearby 500,000 acre Trinity Alps Wilderness area and just down the road from Lewiston and Trinity Lakes. This is a great fly fishing property in Northern California! More info…
Time to start fishing sac-fry/alevin patterns on the Lower Sacramento River! Here’s an example of what our little salmon friends have been up to recently. These little guys try to remain hidden under the gravel until they have fully absorbed their egg sacs, but they occasionally get dislodged, washed out and gobbled up by the Lower Sacramento’s big fat rainbow trout.
Most of the action (which also means most of the people) seems to be from Junction City on downstream, although there are fish throughout the system. A few hours of fishing last Sunday afternoon (11/18/12) in the Junction City area resulted in one fish landed and several other hookups. With Salmon still in the system there’s a pretty good egg bite, otherwise Mercer’s Poxyback Golden Stones, October Caddis, red Copper Johns and Psycho princes pretty much have you covered. Fall is a beautiful time for fly fishing for steelhead on the Trinity River!