Arrival/Departure – Participants can arrive earlier – on the prior Wednesday afternoon or on Thursday – with the co-leaders if desired. Participants can also leave early on Sunday.
Description – This is a camping/fishing trip to a remote and special section of the Lower McCloud River. We will fish for 8- to 25-inch trout on the lower section of the McCloud River below the McCloud Reservoir and above Shasta Lake. Most of the lower section is controlled by private clubs but there are three miles of public water accessible from the Ah Di Na Campground where we will camp. An additional three miles is available in the Nature Conservancy part of the McCloud River. This Preserve area is accessible by road and then trail. Outing co-leaders and other participants will request permits but even without this stretch there is considerable water to fish.
Fishing – This is technical fishing in a variety of water: slow pools, deep water, fast water, and foaming rapids. DVFFers will need wading skills, long reach casts, high sticking skill, and the ability to land big fish. You will need a wading staff and PFD.
Driving/Camping – The Ah Di Na Campground is 7 miles south of McCloud Reservoir on a rugged dirt road that requires trucks or SUVs with high clearance. The campground has 16 spaces with a fee of $10 per night. Facilities include drinking water, tables, fire rings, and toilets. Tent or RV camping is available. There are no reservations. Outing co-leaders will arrive earlier to secure our space.
COVID-19 Outing Rules - We will observe the DVFF COVID-19 Safety Rules including:
- Sick with Cold/Flu Symptoms? – Please Stay Home
- Drive Up/Back Alone
- Use of Infrared Thermometer for Temperature Checks
- Keep 6-Foot Distance
- Wear Masks if Within 6 Feet; Even if Only Briefly
- Separate Food and Meals
- Separate Camping Tents/RVs or Rooms
- Handle Your Gear Only
- Wipe Down Common Area Surfaces
- Wash /Sanitize Hands Frequently
Outing Documentation – The co-leaders will provide documentation before the outing on directions, rigging, gear, flies and techniques. We hope to also have a conference call or Zoom session to review this information and answer questions.