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  • **TRINITY CAFE. 622 N. MT SHASTA BLVD (530) 926-6200**

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    LODGING IN MT SHASTA AREA

    Mount Shasta Resort,* 800-958-3363, 1000 Siskiyou Lakes Blvd. Mt Shasta $89-289

    Best Western Tree House, 800-545-7164, 111 Morgan Way, Mt Shasta $134 -214 (Pets OK)

    Alpine Lodge,** 800-500-3145, 908 S. Mt Shasta Blvd. Mt Shasta $49 -99

    Finlandia Motel & Lodge,** 530-926-5596, 1612 S. Mt Shasta Blvd. Mt Shasta $60-200

    Cold Creek Inn & Suites,* 800-292-9421, 724 N Mt Shasta Blvd, Mt Shasta $55-135

    Green Gables Motel & Suites, *530-335-2264*, 37385 Main Street, Burney Falls $55 - 219 (Pets OK)

    Woodsman Inn & Lodge,** 530-926-3411, 1121 S. Mt Shasta Blvd. Mt Shasta $79-259 (Pets OK)

    Mt Shasta Inn & Suites, 530-918-9292, 710 S. Mt Shasta Blvd. Mt Shasta $69-149 (100 % No Smoking)

    A1 Choice Motel, 530-926-4811,** 1340 S. Mt Shasta Blvd. Mt Shasta $69-149 (Pets Ok)

    Strawberry Valley Inn, 530-926-2052, 1142 S. Mt Shasta Blvd. Mt Shasta $99 to $189

    Swiss Holiday Lodge,** 530-926-3446, 2400 S. Mt Shasta Blvd. Mt Shasta $45 to 145

    LODGING IN McCLOUD AND DUNSMUIR AREA

    McCloud Hotel B&B,* 800-964-2823, 408 Main Street, McCloud

    Cedar Lodge Motel,** 530-235-4331, 4201 Dunsmuir Avenue, Dunsmuir (PETS OK)

    Rail Road Park Resort,** 530-235-4440, 100 Rail Road Park Road, Dunsmuir (Pets OK)


    NATIONAL AND STATE PARK INFORMATION

    McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park Route 1, Box 1260 Burney California 96013 530-335-2777

    Mt Shasta Ranger District 204 Alma Mt Shasta Ca 96067 530-926-4511

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    Lake Siskiyou Campground 530-926-2618

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  • CAVE SPRINGS RESORT Stay right on the banks of the Upper Sacramento River in a cabin or in one of the resorts comfortable rooms. practically fish from your window. Kids can enjoy swimming in the fabulous pool nestled under old growth oaks, cedars and douglas furs. Join your host, Louie Dewey and his wife Belinda, as they offer the best value in lodging for the region. Hospitality and friendliness that has made Cave Springs and the Dewey Family infamous in Shasta area. Call 530-235-2721
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  • **FOREST LODGE MOTEL, Klamath River, Happy Camp** Located on highway 96 in the town of Happy Camp. This place is located near the river and is a very nice place to stay. Call 530-493-5296 63712 HWY 96. Very affordable $50 to $65 per night
  • TURTLE RIVER RAFTINGFor 25 years Turtle River Rafting Company has been guiding whitewater rafting trips on the Trinity, Sacramento and Salmon rivers in far northern California and S. Oregon. One to five day trips; Family vacations with children as young as four. Class 3, 4 and 5! call 800-726-3223
  • **SISKIYOU ICE RINK IN MT SHASTA**Open from Thanksgiving to March 1st, Open to Public Skating 7 Days a Week. Youth & Adult Hockey Programs. Largest Ice Rink on the West Coast!!! Incredible Views of Mt Shasta and Surrounding Area. Ice Line 530-926-1702 Rink Phone 530-926-1715 A Place the Whole Family Can Enjoy!! **
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  • WILDERNESS RAFTING ADVENTURESRoger Lee and his crew of guides will take you to the most remote places in California to raft! Celebrating their 25th year in business, Wilderness Adventures is a leader in the rafting industry.530-926-6282
  • Access Fishing Guides Chris Campbell's Guide Service, Our Goal is to meet the needs of all anglers, including the mobility impaired. Chris guides in his boat on Copco Lake, Klamath River, McCloud Res. Shastina Lake, Siskiyou Lake and Trout Lake. Chris has the knowledge and the patience to make your day a success.**530-926-6837
  • Living Waters Recreational RaftingTom Harris and his expert guide Eric Rideout will be entertaining guest now on the Upper Klamath!


  • Shasta Mountain Guides Mount Shasta's oldest and most respected climbing authority. Michael Zanger and his cast of world class mountain guides can take you near or to the summit on multiple or single day treks.
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  • McCloud Dance Country R V ParkPaved Roads, Concrete Pads, Picnic Area, Clean Bathroom & Showers Facilities, Laudry Facilities, Storage for boats & Trailers, Dump Station, Propane Available
  • McCloud Hotel B&B Historic Hospitality with the privacy of a hotel, you will love an enchanted nights rest at this amazing landmark. All rooms are decorated in a elegant 1915 fashion, when the hotel was originally opened. Gourmet breakfast included!!
  • MT Shasta Inn & Suites 30 brand new spacious suites, free continental breakfast, outdoor spa, what else do you need? this place is new, clean and very comfortable. The rooms are very large and have modern amenities, Close to down town and Has Beans Coffee house!

    530-926-5596 A Great Place to stay in Mt Shasta and also closest to the Mt Shasta Ski Park.



  • **Dream Inn B&B** Conviently located in downtown Mount Shasta, this Historic House is a great place to stay at and enjoy a great nights rest and a wonderful breakfast.

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      Shasta Valley Jack Trout

      The Shasta Valley is a lovely place to view Mount Shasta from the north side of the mountain. Supposedly, an outlaw from our area named Rattle Snake Dick Barter robbed stage coaches out near here in 1852 to 1856 and with his team of bandits they buried the $40,000 in loot somewhere around Sugar Loaf  Butte and Iron Mountain on the Shasta -Yreka Mule Trail.  Makes me want to huddle out in a low flying drone and look for some these buried treasures with my inboard gold detector and on board drone safety deposit box!! (How cool would that be folks. Doesn’t seem that unbelievable these days, Elon Musk probably has one.)

      On to more realistic dreams, like huge monsoons hit California and all lakes and rivers are filled to the brim!

      Though it is much drier than previous years witnessed, the hope that some huge rains will come along before too long and wipe out this grapes of wrath, because I don’t know how much more my state of California can endure. I figure if we get one more season of this and no snow this winter like last, the state of California is in big trouble. When the Shasta Dam was completed in 1947, who would of thunk we’d be facing this terrible dilemma. But it’s here and we’re dealing with it best we can. I still have places to guide people and I’m still floating the Upper Sac, Lower Sac, Klamath & Trinity rivers. So kick back and enjoy this past months pics as you deserve it. I also wanted to add that the McCloud River is blown out, check out the pics from the very bottom of this site. Mud Creek is running from Konwokaton Glacier on Mount Shasta and this makes the river run milky color. Though I did get two hits fishing it yesterday on July 27th for about a half hour. Best bet is fish down stream as far as possible and fish the edges with bright nymphs. jt

      Jack Trout fly fishing

      Over on the Klamath River the stone fly hatch was going on and we caught some nice trout that day on dry flies. That always happens annually from about June 1st til July 10th. The flows this year on the Klamath were excellent averaging about 1000 CFS or better, so my hats off this year to the Bureau of Reclamation on the increased flows, of course every little bit counts.

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      Pops with a nice trout from the Klamath River caught on the surface on a stonefly.

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      This time of year we like to guide folks early, then take a mid-day break and go back out from the afternoon til dark for best action. 

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      The McCloud is a special river that was once the home of the Wintu’s Winnemem Tribe, then the clubs came along river and everything changed.  The history of the Wintu’s Indians is a fascinating one, maybe some day they will retain some section of the McCloud River for their own ceremonies. I’m sure everyone would love to see that happen.

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      Sure is some great trout fishing for wild trout on the McCloud River.  

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      Many people call on me for their first lessons in fly fishing and we seem to always catch something.

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      Another happy client on the McCloud River, way to go!

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      The McCloud River is a great place to learn how to fly fish.

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      Your first trout on a fly rod is one you can scratch off the “bucket list.”

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      The famous Rocky Suess out for a day with me on the McCloud River.

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      Hey Rocky, Got to love those McCloud Redband Trout.

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      Out in the raft on the Upper Sac we just started up where we left off the day before.

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      I look forward to fishing and guiding Rocky in March in Chile! Should be terrific folks as March and April are traditionally good months to fish Chile and Argentina.

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      I think that’s her best side folks.

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      One more for the road is ok by us! Thanks for coming up Rocky, look forward to seeing you in Chile.

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      One of the greatest places on Earth and a place I suggest you stay and enjoy is the historical town of McCloud.

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      The Mercantile Store and Bed & Breakfast from 1894 is always a highlight with my clients!

      http://www.mccloudmercantile.com/      mccloud merclogo

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      Hope you come up this year and stay in the town of McCloud, you be glad you did.

      The McCloud River Mercantile Co. & The Mercantile Hotel 
      241 Main Street, PO Box 658~ McCloud, CA 96057
      Ph: 530.964.2330 | F: 530.964.2846

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      Turning kids on to fly fishing is one of our specialties here at Jack Trout Guide Service. Felipe from Brazil liked his first adventure.

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      This time of year i mainly suggest using very small nymph flies in oxygenated water and streamers in the tail-out for browns. Joaqim is also from Brazil and thoroughly enjoyed his time with his dad Robert Knox and their great adventures together in California.

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      This trout looks like it has leopard spots, very healthy too. Way to go Joaquim!

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      Out on the Upper Sac we caught bass on streamers that looked like minnows, it was a real hoot as we landed over a dozen. Great fun for first timers learning to fly fish.

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      A few trout too, this was a day to remember for these two future sportsmen. This Joaquim looks like he could be a great future fly fishing guide in the USA! Start checking out rivers in Brazil and send reports, it would be great for you to do the same thing I’m doing between Chile and USA and you could possible guide the US and Brazil.

      (Just a thought for a great kid.)

      Jack trout fly guide

      Fly fishing is a sport that many are learning, maybe it’s your time to come up and learn how to fish?

      www.jacktrout.com   *  info@jacktrout.com * 530-916-4540  or 530-918-8879

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      The McCloud River is the most southerly Cascade rivers to have indigenous Redband Trout, the Bull Trout unfortunately has been extirpated from the river because of the McCloud Dam and the inability to reach the Big Springs in the very Upper part of the McCloud River.

      Trout Map historic bull trout red band trout

      The Bull Trout are no longer in the McCloud River. Numerous reasons caused their extinction, here is the list.

      1. Building of McCloud Dam by PG&E, to move water 11 miles over to Iron Canyon Reservoir then it’s run through 6 dams for more power. This cut off the lower Bull Trout populations from McCloud Dam down 25 miles as JB Campbell reported in 1874 that the Bull Trout were caught 5 miles above his trout farm and 5 miles below the present day Bollibokka Club and on up its entire length. In my opinion the building of the McCloud Dam was greedy by PG&E and should of never happened when you consider the history of this river and its fish.

      2. Because of the McCloud Dam being built the lake was over harvested in the 1960′s and Bull Trout were like sitting ducks and the other half perished below the dam in higher water temps not conducive to a char’s natural water temps or what they were used to before .

      3. Brook Trout and Brown Trout were introduced from Germany and the East Coast and they spawn at the same times as Bull Trout, they also feed and try to occupy the same habitat as Bull Trout.

      4. Bull Trout take longer to mature so they got caught faster than they couldn’t reproduce, being caught at an average length of 10 inches per fish or smaller. They need to grow 14 to 16 inches to reproduce on average.

      5. Bull Trout love worms.

      6. In 1991 a study was going underway to reintroduce Bull Trout into the Upper McCloud River on the Hearst Estate, but the train car spilled into the Upper Sacramento River with toxic chemicals and this supposedly took all the funds necessary for this reinroduce Bull Trout Program of 1991. (This study should be reintroduced.)

      Source of Information: Michael Rodes Reports DFG – Bull Trout Reintroduction Program Review March, 27th,

      Bull Trout Extirpation from McCloud River 1990

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      The Bull Trout were caught in large numbers in reports I have read as far back as the 1870′s and as far down as present day Shasta Lake. It’s a shame we lost this lovely trout with unique colors and look. Of course it’s sad when we lose any specie that has lived out its existence, I guess it’s the extirpation part I don’t like.

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      The fly fishing continues as these great folks come up from the Bay Area to learn fly fishing on the McCloud River.

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      Sid out enjoying himself on a rock dry fly fishing.

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      His daughter Mina her first time out catching a few trout and enjoying the catching!

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      The holding is another story…..

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      Ok Mina, a little better.

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      Now on to Tom Keiser form the Bay Area, who had a great tiem floating the Upper Sac in my raft.

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      Fish on brother!

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      Nice profile if I don’t say so myself.

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      I always like the release part of the adventure!

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      Ana Hayashi with her first fish on a fly rod, a Speckled Small Mouth Bass. Congrats!

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      5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2014

      Our daughter wanted to learn how to fly fish and we always wanted to explore Mt. Shasta on our way to Oregon. Jack was AWESOME! We were complete rookies. He provided all the gear, took us to the upper Sacramento River and the McCloud River in one day. We caught Bass and Rainbow trout and Jack took us to gorgeous and very private locations. We had a complete blast and would highly recommend Jack to the novice and advanced fishermen. Great Family Fun!

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      I like this girl she convinced her parents she wanted to learn fly fishing and get out into the outdoors of nature. Not enough kids are asking for trips into the outdoors.  She was rewarded with this trout.

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      5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2014NEW

      I have been fishing many times with Jack and have always had a great time. This time I took my wife on the upper sac with Jack. We floated on a his raft on of the hotter days of the year. I have to say the trout fishing was a bit off due to the heat. In spite of this Jack did his best and he made sure my wife caught some bass and at least had some success on the fly rod. She had a great time and enjoyed all his knowledge of the area. We got off the river early because of the heat. Jack then met me later up on the McCloud were the fishing was better. I thought the extra effort on his part was fantastic. Jack will always make the extra effort

      Visited July 2014

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      Look it’s Cascade Cat, the mascot of Mount Shasta and the Cascades. Mount Shasta 4th of July Parade is a great event annually.

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      Out on Lake Siskiyou with Beef, fish on!

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      I let the girls real it in while Carola took the picture. 

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      My presentation on July 22nd at the Mount Shasta Museum went well and Michael from the Wintu’ Tribe who recently graduated from Cal Berkeley said he enjoyed it.

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      I’ve been guiding Tom Lupori for over 20 years and this time he brought his son up with him Nick. We caught lots of fish on the Upper Sac but the Klamath that day was slow with only two trout all day, but they loved it in spite of the slow fishing and the high summer heat.

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      Deer are always nice to see.

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      Pelican looking for an easy meal of course.

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      McCloud Reservoir looks ok from the top but Mud Creek is running hard from Konwokaton Glacier in the old ancient river bed before the lake was built.

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      Below, since PG&E is only willing to spill from below and not skim from the top of the lake. Their reasoning was they say the surface temp of the water is too high for fish to survive in. I say ask the fish, the surface temp when I checked the other day was 58, that doesn’t seem too hot to me? The other was it might not be safe for the clubs down stream. I don’t believe that either as the clubs are all far enough up from the river for this to not effect a single thing negatively. This has to do with their Alaskan Pipeline over to Iron Horse Canyon, they’re running this swiftly through the lake’s river bed so it doesn’t plug up their plumbing over to the Pit. Remember in the eyes of PG&E, the McCloud River means nothing to them, they make no money off the MCloud Dam, it has no power, it’s considered waste water I’ve heard numerous times over the years rumored from inside sources.

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      Anyone for a little skimmed milk?

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      The Pit River is a viable option folks and is fishing good early more than late.

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      Pit 5 looked great to us as we checked it out 2 days ago, I plan to take some of you over there until this McCloud debacle clears up.

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       Yummy, having a fun summer! Check out the new and improved Jack Trout Web Site!  www.jacktrout.com

      Many Rivers to You, Jack & Carola Trout  

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      McCloud River Rainbows – Well Traveled Trout

      By; Jack Trout   – Entire history of fish culture, to and from California as well the history of the McCloud River, pics from 1800′s.

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