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Bono, any new information on directions and methods used at Cache Creek? Would be nice to fish some new water once and a while.


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Greg, SOS or any one else, If you are going to Cach Creek on a Thursday or a Friday let me know. I'd like to go go for trout or smallmouth. Maybe after this storm though. That creek can get pretty rough even after a moderate rain I hear.


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I am up for this weekend at Cache Creek, it's about 2.5 hours from the Bay Area and by Friday/Sat it should be nice again. Let me know if you are going up and i will point you out some sections that are good.

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I am hot on your trail after reading about cache earlier this week.  Supposedly the area just below the dam is private land?  Just below that is apparently a tough hike into the canyon?  All this info was gained at the shop only a couple hours ago while buying some tying goods.  Very interested to hear about cache.  I left for Redding last year and saw a six point Bull Elk standing in the river and almost crashed my car.  It always looked "fishy" but figured it would only hold bass because of heat.

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Shark diver, I'm out for the weekend but would appreciate any kind of directions where to park on Hwy 20 I'm assuming and what to look for. I may try and sneek up there next week. Weather is not looking good for later this week and into the weekend.


Any info on what patterns to use would be helpful as well. Same techniques as PC?


Goodluck if you make it up there!



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just a suggestion maybe if the fishing is good at cache creek this weekend maybe not post it, unless you want a lot more company when you are fishing. Some places you should keep to yourself.



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Yup,

Just finished cleaning up around here, hell of a breeze blowing off the ocean last night. I assume Cache Creek will be blown out by Friday so I am retrying for next week. Give the trout a chance to get back to their holding spots.


It's a tiny creek with two forks. I fish about 2 miles up from Indian Res, at the USGS Flow Meter. There's some great holes in this section. Summer fishing this creek is usually off the hook, never a bad day. Bead head Prince Nymphs with indicators are a big draw, as is anything that is huge, black and buggy looking. In the summer drys are a must, you can nail some pretty monsters with something that "hops" out of the grass into the water.

You can also float tube further down on nicer days and nail some fat Bass, but they are still sitting pretty deep with colder water temps

If you have never been there you should go up the first time with someone who knows this site. There's a great chance you'll be in the "forbidden section" (love that don't you?) or be on the wrong fork to start. The trout are there you just have to know where, trust me I was once given directions up there and ended up in an evil Mullet Camp complete with AK-47's, beer in 40's, and some 'splainin to do.

You gotta love the BLM lands-open to anyone!


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 Keep in touch Shark and SOS, I would like to take you up on the offer. Paul

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Thanks for the info I'll keep in touch and maybe we can meet. It's only about a 45 min. to an hour drive for me. Definately worth exploring.


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Yo guys...
Bay Area refugee here living in Southern Oregon now and long time viewer of this board and Putah fly-fisher.
Just a heads up that Cache and all its tribs above Indian Valley Res. are closed outside of general trout season (last Sat in April-Nov 15). In fact, the regs don't make a distinction between the creek above or below Indian Valley. I would be surprised if it was closed below the Res as it being a tailwater then but
couldn't copy the page from the reg book online but here's the link & the page # is 34
http://www.dfg.ca.gov/

See ya up there this spring....

Will






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Regs have changed for 2016-2017:  Cache Creek and all tribs now open (Apr-Nov).  I called local DFW to confirm.

Any word on water levels of Cache Creek, south of Bear Creek?

Am hoping to try early Spring after opener, and hopefully water clears up some.



-- Edited by ensoniqman on Friday 24th of February 2017 02:44:29 PM



-- Edited by ensoniqman on Friday 24th of February 2017 05:17:32 PM

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Looks like some pretty fishy water off Hwy 16... or are we referring to Hwy 20?

I am free on Mondays and Tuesdays if anyone in Woodland wants to carpool.

I'd like to scout out the Upper Russian above Lake Mendocino soon.  Used to be dynamite some 25-years ago when I lived in Ukiah!  Big stones, rhyacopila and a lot of rattlers.  I don't move or jump as fast in my 50's!  This is water still a viable option?



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Funny you mention the upper Russian; I fished there quite a bit for 10 years on/off up until 2015. Great place for Royal Coachmen.

Then I moved to Lake County & now looking at Cache Creek along Hwy 16 to fish.

Upper Russian was my goto place. Squaw Rock north & Crocker Bridge were two of my favorites. Also, Mendocino County Line about 1/2 mile south.



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Went to Cache Creek at Yolo County Line last Monday. Water clarity is only about 6"-8" from surface. Flow was very swift.

Pools and eddys along east side of creek are fishable. Only had fingerlings nibbled on dry flies and wet flies. More bites on spinners (Mepps and Panthers #12). No big fish biting though.

Watch for rattle snakes. Ran over a big one (4+ feet long) on Hwy 16.


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