Monday, April 09, 2007

Lower Sac Overnight Float Trip

I spent two days over the Easter weekend floating the lower sac with three friends. Three of us floated on Dave Scadden pontoons and they worked out great. We could easily navigate around the river and even drift fish from the boat. Here is my boat fully loaded with gear and a large cooler.

The upper river was reasonably sized and much more wadeable than the lower river.

A picture of three of the four rafts in the flotilla.

The view up river from our campground on an island near Anderson.

I caught this fish just at dark on a parachute caddis pattern. We saw plenty of rising fish but not until dusk.

The river was much larger downstream of Anderson on the second day.

Pulled over to wade in a nice canyon section.

A final parting shot of the canyon.

All in all a great trip and definitely something I would like to do again. Most fish were caught on either amber wing princes, caddis or micro mays. Overall the fishing was good, not great, but those lower sac bows sure can put a bend in a five weight!