I'm getting antsy and thinking about a double: trout fishing the upper Sacto and checking for morels in the Clover Fire area out of Anderson. Anybody have any info concerning the area. I see Cal Fire listed it as a little over 8000 acres.
I live near the clover fire... That flush is long over. And it's 90% private property... Mostly dope growers. So, I would be willing to bet 100% of the land owners and thear pitbulls would never let you through the front gate let alone wander the property.... Also it's kinda the wrong terrain. Mostly red clay and poison oak..... If I where you I would go directly to the Harris springs area in the Mcloud river ranger district. It is flushing right now! Started about a 2 weeks ago and should flush for atleast another 2 weeks I was picking there a few days ago (5lbs a day) seems to be the average. After picking the harris springs area I would get my trout fishing fix on the Mcloud river loop. Awesome fishing, epic waterfalls full of rainbows , browns, and bull trout... I would bring plenty of golden stone flies. When driving through redding I would stop at the fly shop right along I5 and tell them where you are going and they will no doubt have the flies you need for an EPIC trip.....Birddog
I'm a little too old to tangle with dope growers or run away from pit bulls. I'm glad you gave me a response. That will save me from wasting my time driving to the Clover area. I may drive up next week to do the fishing loop (Pit River to Upper Sacto to the McCloud). I always stop at The Fly Shop for information and a few items. Generally I don't need any flies as I spend much of the winter tying up a new inventory for the following year. I have plenty of Golden Stones and will put them to use. One of their guides, Justin Miller, was on one of my teams with my oldest son when I coached soccer. I will going up to the Sierras tomorrow to try a couple of spots for morels. Mainly around the Pi Pi area.
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