Fishing Season: All year on reaches 3,4, and 5 April 30th-Nov 15 on Pit 1

Pit River - CA

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

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Wild Waters Fly Fishing's Tip of the Week

The Pit will not see as many anglers as so many other rivers are starting to fish well. Its a great place to get some classic dry fly fishing and tight line nymphing.

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Map of Pit River

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby

Wild Waters Fly Fishing

5-Day Outlook as of 10/13/21

As temps drop below freezing you'll likely fine the best fishing mid day.

Techniques & Tips as of 10/13/21

High stick nymphing with and without and indicator and dry fly fishing.

Local Species Available All year on reaches 3,4, and 5 April 30th-Nov 15 on Pit 1

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    Rainbow Trout

Wild Waters Fly Fishing's Recommended Fly Patterns

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

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Rojo Midge N/A 18
Bead Head Prince N/A 12
TH 20 Incher N/A 8-12
Bead Head Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail N/A 14
Gordon Prince N/A 12-16
Copper John red 14-16
Bead Head Rubber-Legged Orvis CJ Black 6-10
Big Sky Salmon Fly N/A 8-10
Micro Mayfly black 14-16
Dark Lord black 12-16

Rojo Midge

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Wild Waters Fly Fishing's Recommended Gear

Description: About Pit River

A string of fantastic tailwaters that start just outside of Burney Ca and flow into Lake Shasta. Known for its tough wading and high fish count, the Pit river is a must see when up in Northern California. Wading staffs, studded boots and a fishing buddy are advised on this watershed.

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PMD's Golden Stones, Yellow Sallies and BWO

Best Time to Fish:

All day

Best Stretch:

Sections of Pit 3, 4 and Pit 5

Best Access:

Pitt 2 -4