Fishing Season: April-Nov

Fall River - CA

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Water Temp:


Wild Waters Fly Fishing's Tip of the Week

The Fall has been a great bet this year despite some smokey conditions. Its a great choice. Fish the Fall this Fall.

Directions open in app

Map of Fall River

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby

Wild Waters Fly Fishing

5-Day Outlook as of 10/13/21

As we dip into freezing temps expect best fishing to be mid day.

Techniques & Tips as of 10/13/21

Dry fly fishing, nymphing plus swinging nymphs/leeches/Zug Bugs

Local Species Available April-Nov

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Wild Waters Fly Fishing's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Adams N/A 16-20
Pale Morning Dun Thorax N/A 16-20
Bead Head Zug Bug N/A 16-20
Tunghead Pheasant Tail N/A 16-18
Hexagenia Yellow 8-10
Trico Spinner male and female 18-24
Bead Head Brassie™ N/A 16-20
Gray Fox N/A 16-20
Monroe Leech olive, brown,black 8 (200R)
BWO Emerger Gray 18


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Wild Waters Fly Fishing's Recommended Gear

Description: About Fall River

Fall River is the largest spring creek in North America. Starting just north of Dana California at Thousand Springs. The river travels south feeding over 20 miles of unique trout habitat. There are only 2 public access spots on the river and the upper river access does not allow gas motors. Fishing varies from easy to highly technical depending on technique and time of year. From mid-June to early August Hex mayfly's draw anglers from all over the country. Other hatches can be consistent if weed growth is stable. Hiring a guide is a good idea on this fishery due to limited access and the technical nature of the fishing.

Nearest Airport:

Redding Muni Airport (RDD)


Baetis and PMDs

Best Time to Fish:

All day

Best Stretch:


Best Access:

Cal Trout put in