Pit River

Shasta - California


  • 27 catches

  • 22 followers

  • 2 spots

The Pit River is located in northeast California and is divided into several sections by the large hydroelectric facilities on the river. Due to the tailwater properties of these sections, fertile water supports a rich and diverse insect population, chec...

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Pit River Fishing Reports

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  1. Details: Spotted Bass

    Bass eat bugs too! Targeting trout, but no complaints about this. Fishing this tiny fly under a big brown stonefly nymph under an indicator. Surprisingly I get a ...more lot of bass on the small fly even when there is a bigger one presented too

    1. Bob Bob 0
      That's amazing
  2. Details: Brown Trout

    Fishing a slow seam on the edge of some big nasty fast water, picked this guy up fishing an indicator in about 4' water. Running 7' of 8lb flouro leader ...more between indicator and fly with 2 BB split shot above it

    1. Just Fish 0
      great picture great description
  3. Details: Golden Rainbow Trout

    Nymphing under indicator with my 10'10" Echo 6wt switch rod, Ross reel loaded with Rio switch chucker line. 8lb Seaguar flouro down to a rubber leg, then ...more 6lb Seaguar down to the lil dark lord

    1. King_Fisher 0
      Awesome rainbow!
  4. Details: Golden Rainbow Trout

    Been catching lots of these bows lately nymphing under indicators with my 10'10" Echo 6wt swith rod, Ross reel loaded with Rio switch chucker line. 8lb ...more seaguar flouro from the indi down

    1. kenny kenny 0
      @bassinboy01 well... I meant switch rod. Its a two handed fly rod. Extra length to throw the switch chucker line greater distances. That line is designed for these ...more rods. Extremely heavy in the front
    2. Jacob Breaux 0
      No idea what any of that means, but seems legit
    3. Julian Julian 0
      Trout game proper
    4. big_bass 0
      Beautiful fish! Great colors
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  5. Details: Golden Rainbow Trout

    What trout doesnt love the rubber legs? Pit bows do! Slinging it around on the switch rod under an indicator

  6. Details: Golden Rainbow Trout

    Broke in my new 6wt switch rod with this 20"er the other day. Fishing the current seams picking apart the rocky river. A 1 mile rugged hike paid off

    1. King_Fisher 0
      Awesome fish!
  7. Details: Golden Rainbow Trout with a #8 brown rubber leg

    22" Indicating a deep swirly hole, 6wt rod, 7wt line, 7/8 reel. About 10ft of 8lb seaguar between my indicator and two 3/0 split shot, and the rubber leg 20" ...more below that

  8. Details: Golden Rainbow Trout with a 8mm egg yolk color bead pegged 1.5" above a #6 owner mosquito hook, 6' 8lb seaguar flouro leader under an indicator

    23" buck I got the other day on my 9.5' 6wt and Jesse James 7/8 reel combo. Fishing a small shelf below a riffle above a rapid. Fish are full spawn on the ...more Pit and responding well to egg patterns

  9. Details: Golden Rainbow Trout with a 8mm egg yolk color bead pegged 1.5" above a #6 owner mosquito hook. 6ft of 8lb seaguar flouro leader under an indicator

    25" buck I got the other day on my Fly Shop signature series 6wt, Jesse James 7/8 reel combo. Fish are full spawn on the Pit and responding well to egg patterns

    1. kenny kenny 0
      @jasonrh18 nope. All wild in the Pit!
    2. jasonrh18 0
      Wow look at the fins on that sucker. Definitely not a stocker?
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  10. Details: Golden Rainbow Trout with a 8mm yellow bead pegged 1.5" above a #6 owner mosquito hook

    Using my 9.5' 6 wt fly rod with a Jesse James 7/8 reel rigged with an indicator and 7' of 6lb seaguar flouro leader and two BB split shot above the bead ...more I stuck this 21" bow at the bottom of a slow 6' deep run right below a small rapid. It was quite the acrobat and took awhile to get to the net

    1. kenny kenny 0
      @atxflyfishing yes I do. It is pricy, but very nice. Ultra smooth and silent line retrieve, sealed very smooth drag, and for a 7/8 only weighs a little over 5oz. ...more I does draw some attention, I must say
    2. atxflyfishing 0
      you like the jesse james so far?
    3. King_Fisher 0
      Great fish! I saw one that size yesterday just napping on the the bottom and I literally bumped him in the head with several different flys and lined him a few times ...more and he wouldn't move!
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