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    Default Cave Spring Cabins and trout

    Staying in one of the cabins this weekend and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations of places to fish this time of year. Mainly just looking for good access points to hike the river from. Might head over to check out the McCloud too. My first time checking out the areas up there and would mainly fish streamers or dry's.
    Any other things to check out while I'm there?

    Thanks,
    Russell

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    You have to into the old Ted Fay Fly Shop in Dunsmuir and see Bob Grace for some appropriate flies and some good advice.

    Most people upstream nymph all morning, take a brake mid-day and go out the last few hours for dry fly fishing.
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    Bill said it best: Bob is the go-to resource in Dunsmuir.

    Any way you can find to get down the the river will be rewarding, including driving to the north a little and fishing the upper-upper Sac just below the dam. Not easy walking but beautiful and quiet...except for the occasional train. There are so many place to fish there just a short drive away....Upper McCloud can be fun, albeit not the wild trout you would find down below...a much more "decisive" drive. Then there are the Sac sections below town, each with it's own freeway exit.

    Have a great time.

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    We always stayed at the Cave Springs Motel & Cabins.

    The Cave Springs also manages dozens of private vacation rentals, home and cabins.

    https://www.cavesprings.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by RSK View Post
    Staying in one of the cabins this weekend and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations of places to fish this time of year. Mainly just looking for good access points to hike the river from. Might head over to check out the McCloud too. My first time checking out the areas up there and would mainly fish streamers or dry's.
    Any other things to check out while I'm there?

    Thanks,
    Russell

    Ted Fay's Fly Shop will have Streamtime map that shows/describes all the access points plus the shop always is helpful with what is hot and where the river is best. Great bunch of guys.

    Here is link to a Fishing Tips article with access points listed: go to the USFS website link in the article.

    http://www.fishingtips101.com/favori...nto_river.html

    Jim
    Last edited by JayDubP; 05-18-2021 at 09:07 AM.

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    Any of that pocket water on the river will provide good fishing. Why do you think Ted Fay fished those heavy flies? The key is to get down, even in the heavy current. High stick nymphing will get you into fish. The fish are there, you just have to find them and then force feed them. ��

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    Hard to believe it's been a year since I have been up to Dunsmuir. We ventured out for a couple nights up there in late May/early June last year as we were all getting used to the new reality. Fishing was great, but the town was deserted and it all felt a bit "verboten". Wish I had time to get up there the next few weeks before it gets too hot and (probably) smoky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PV_Premier View Post
    Hard to believe it's been a year since I have been up to Dunsmuir. We ventured out for a couple nights up there in late May/early June last year as we were all getting used to the new reality. Fishing was great, but the town was deserted and it all felt a bit "verboten". Wish I had time to get up there the next few weeks before it gets too hot and (probably) smoky.
    Just got back and yeah its quiet but I love having the cantara loop all to myself during the week-city park also!. The sun vs freezing gusty breeze was a little much. Ted Fay is the way togo! Can't wait to come back

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