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Lower Sac: , by Luke Geraty: Incredible Fishing on the Lower Sac!: 4 stars

It's been said that nothing grows faster than a fish from when it bites until it gets away. Anglers have a tendency to stretch the truth and anyone who is on the river a fair amount knows that there are good days and there are slow days... there are days where everything goes right and there are days when you spend most of your time tying on new flies or snagged up on trees. The Mighty Sac, northern California's premier trout fishery, gives out plenty of days spanning the spectrum of human experience and you just never know what's in store... unless it's October. If you have been following my river reports, you'll know that the river's fishing great and that I've taken Cheryl and Tom fishing a number of times lately. Well there's a reason why they keep coming back and over the past two days we chased unicorns and lepricons, trout pigs and trout donkeys. For today's report, choosing between "Great" and "Red Hot" felt like splitting hairs, but I decided that if we had caught three more fish, I'd have put it in the "Red Hot" category, also known as the "We-couldn't-do-anything-wrong" box. My point? It was epic and I won't tell you my magic number but... it's a lot. This morning and yesterday morning we immediately hooked fish and this hooking and catching continued throughout the day. And guess what? It's only October 5th! We have the rest of the month and half of November to keep at it! While fish are definitely eating salmon eggs, we still caught fish on a variety of nymphs, so don't be afraid to throw caddis or may flies or whatever-secret-jiggy-hook-nymph you got. For those interested in some of the other details: weather was sunny yesterday and we had cloud cover today. Today seemed to fish better than yesterday by a thin margin, but noticeable. The flows are hovering around 7,000 cfs and the temps are ranging from 58 in the morning and up to the low 90's. Trout don't seem to care because the water's cold. There's no smoke and while we've seen plenty of fish, we may also see hawks, eagles, deer, turkeys, etc. -- hard to complain about days like this! I don't have any dates available in October but I'd love to take you in November! Let's go!

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