Bananas and Smoke, McCloud Trout don't care

Photo Credit: Scott Caldwell

by Scott Caldwell

Fishing on McCloud Reservoir remains hot despite some smoke haze and bananas on board haha.

The Trout action on McCloud is fantastic. The fish are biting many different offerings; bait, plugs, spoons, flies, all working well. One of the best ways is to slow troll (1 to 2mph) a hammered gold dodger with various curly trailed grubs dipped in Pro-Cure shrimp krill oil. That set up will catch a limit (5 per person) of Brown and Rainbow Trout in no time. The Trout are mainly holding from the surface to 30 feet.

I will be fishing McCloud and a few other lakes ( Whiskeytown Kokanee, Siskiyou an Shasta Lakes ) during August and September give me (Scott) a call 530 905 0758 and let's put a trip together.

I will begin fishing the Klamath River (Salmon and Steelhead) in late September I have a few openings left in November for the fall Klamath Steely/Trout action on the flyrod/indicator or conventional casting/spin gear. 

I am currently booking December 2021 trips for Winter Klamath Steelhead action, as well as Brown and Rainbow Trout Lake trips. 

Give me ( Scott ) a call  530 905 0758 or book online at