HOME I ABOUT I RATES/SERVICES I WATER I FISH REPORT/BLOG I CONTACT, Availability Calendar I Lodging Information I Planning a Trip I Follow Us I Eastern Sierra Fishing, Copyright 2013: Reel Adventures Guiding Aervices • All Rights Reserved. Please visit our Burney Info Page for ideas on lodging, logistics, and other activities in the area. Character The Pit is divided into an upper and lower section by Lake Britton. One reason for the excellent fishing is the physical difficulty involved in fishing the Pit. While the wading and access may be difficult, this powerhouse of a trout stream is jam packed with plump, wild rainbow trout. For more information on fishing the Pit River please email or call me and visit my Planning A Trip Page. To file a complaint of discrimination: write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). After 13.4 miles on this road, turn left on Pit 5 Powerhouse Road. Pit #1 is commonly accessed and fished using inflatable fishing rafts. The Pit River Recreation area is adjacent to the Pit River, has a small campground with eight campsites with tables, metal firerings, and barbeque pits. Sorry got the dates mixed up with the Pit 6,7 relicensing which occurred in 2011. Flows bottom out around 300cfs in the fall, which means the river flows very fast year round. The Pit River is the longest river in California and the biggest tributary source (by volume, including the McCloud arm) for the Sacramento River system and Lake Shasta. The fish will be spread out and holding in water where you would expect them to be holding. Also, dense bush and tree growth along the banks don't permit easy access or casting. The mainstem Pit flows in a southwesterly direction through valleys and basalt canyons to Shasta Lake, where it eventually flows into the Sacramento River and San Francisco Bay. For fly fishing reference, the river can be divided into several sections (based on PG&E powerhouses Pit 1, 3, 4, and 5, etc) each uniquely different and worth fishing and exploring for trout. 2. a coming together of people or things. Confluence Outfitters operates under permit from the Shasta/Trinity National Forest on a non-discriminatory basis. Pit River - Northern California, California Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions Reported by Wild Waters Fly Fishing The Pit is still a good choice even as it cools off. Jean Rodgers is all over the chunky rainbows in the Pit 5 section, which is downstream of the wild trout section and open to all legal angling methods. The Pit River at sections #3-5 are open to fishing year round, but section #1 is seasonal. Near the river bridge is a dirt road descending to a large parking area with gravel boat ramp at the downstream end. The Pit fishes best from April through mid-July and again from mid-September through December. Turn left and go downhill 1.8 miles to the town of Big Bend. This includes minimum flows for the respective reaches. The longest tributary to Shasta Lake, the Pit River begins in a series of small forks in Lassen and Modoc Counties. Camping:$8.00/night Two key points you sh… Pit Falls, class V- on left, class V center, IV on right (recommended) Among grassy islands on river right, you float to the top of the ledge. Pit River Fly Fishing Guides - Burney, Redding, Cassel, Pit River Sections 1, 3, 4 & 5. Fly fishing opportunities are also widely available due to the flat and open terrain. I heard that a lot of people attended the fisherman’s breakfast and that Jeff McNeil was there to play guitar and sing for the fishermen. Studded felt or studded rubber wading boots allow you to get where the fish live. However, most of the good fishing is in the 30 miles of canyon below the lake, which is where we'll focus. When the Pit River is fishing at its best, anglers hook multiple fish in each small pocket. In the pool above the 20' slide waterfalls, the eddy circles clockwise, trying to move you right, but work left and try to enter dead center. Many of our guests also base their Pit River trip out of Fall River Mills, Mt Shasta City, or Redding. The Fishing: The Upper Pitt River is a gem partly due to it’s 100% Catch and Release program. The river is notorious for its swift, deep water, slippery bed and low visibility, and is considered difficult and dangerous to wade. Generally, fellow anglers keep on driving and find the next available pullout for parking. Boulders of all shapes and sizes and slick surfaces make studded wading-boots and a wading staff required fishing gear for the lower Pit. The first few miles of Pit 3 require a short but steep hike to the water, as the road over the dam is still pretty high on the canyon wall. Standard 15' Euro nymph leader with a rubber legs #8 in coffee/black for the weighted fly on the dropper. If you're up for the physical challenge, we would love to guide you on this great fishery. There are parts of the river right alongside a paved road as well as portions that require a strenuous hike to access. Hat Creek, Fall River, Pit River, the McCloud, Burney Creek and the Lower Sacramento are all easily accessible each day. Guides Brian Kohlman and Mike Wright do most of our Pit River guide trips. Some of our Pit River fly fishing trips are conducted on public lands administered by the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. Fishing season open in Pit River Country. Located in the heart of some of the finest trout fisheries in the United States, Clearwater Lodge provides expert guiding on world class waters. The Pit River is close to the town of Burney, California. The Squamish River empties into the Pacific waters of Howe Sound near the town of Squamish. 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