Fall Fly Fishing on Hat Creek – all the fish, none of the crowds
With most fishermen in the area concentrating on the Lower Sacramento River’s salmon egg-eating rainbows or taking advantage of the opportunity for some warm-weather steelhead fishing on the Trinity River, it was nice to have some good fishing in solitude during a quick Sunday trip up to Hat Creek. In just over a week the stream will be closed for the winter. But until then some good fishing can be had, especially on overcast days when the BWOs come out in force. We had decent fishing early in the day with stonefly nymphs and a baetis dropper, in the afternoon just enough clouds rolled in to produce a solid Blue Wing Olive hatch and get some fish feeding on top. It was also Bruno the big brown dog’s first day on the water, which he thoroughly enjoyed and he looks forward to getting out again soon!