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Redwood Creek - Orick - California

Hatch Chart - Best Access/Spots - Local Fish - About

Water Flow Chart

Using Water Flow Charts & Weather Reports: Begin with our water flow charts to grasp stream velocity and volume – look for stable or rising trends to pinpoint ideal fishing times. Learn to interpret sudden spikes or drops, which can indicate potential challenges. Next, consult our weather reports to understand ambient conditions. Pairing the two, you can anticipate fish behavior, choose the right gear, and select the best fishing spots. Use these tools together for a holistic approach to your next fishing adventure.

In-Depth Weather

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Hatch Chart

Month Hatch Time of Day Recommended Fly Sizes Popular Fly Patterns
January Midges Morning and Evening Size 20-26 Griffith's Gnat, Zebra Midge
Blue Winged Olives Afternoon Size 18-22 Pheasant Tail, Hare's Ear
February Midges All Day Size 20-26 Griffith's Gnat, Zebra Midge
Blue Winged Olives Afternoon Size 18-22 Pheasant Tail, Hare's Ear
March Blue Winged Olives Afternoon Size 16-20 Pheasant Tail, Hare's Ear
March Brown Afternoon Size 12-14 March Brown Spider, March Brown Dun
April Caddis Afternoon and Evening Size 14-18 Elk Hair Caddis, X-Caddis
May Stoneflies Afternoon and Evening Size 8-14 Stimulator, Golden Stonefly
June Stoneflies Afternoon and Evening Size 8-14 Stimulator, Golden Stonefly
July Terrestrials All Day Size 10-16 Chubby Chernobyl, Ant Patterns
August Terrestrials All Day Size 10-16 Chubby Chernobyl, Hopper Patterns
September Terrestrials All Day Size 10-16 Chubby Chernobyl, Ant Patterns
October Blue Winged Olives Afternoon Size 18-22 Pheasant Tail, Hare's Ear
November Blue Winged Olives Afternoon Size 18-22 Pheasant Tail, Hare's Ear
Midges Morning and Evening Size 20-26 Griffith's Gnat, Zebra Midge
December Midges Morning and Evening Size 20-26 Griffith's Gnat, Zebra Midge
Blue Winged Olives Afternoon Size 18-22 Pheasant Tail, Hare's Ear

While we strive to ensure the precision of our hatch charts, some reflect broader river region insights. Through ongoing partnerships with local guides and fly shops, we’re committed to refining our data. Should you notice any inconsistencies or have feedback, we welcome you to reach out. 

Best Fishing Spots

The Redwood Creek in Orick, Northern California offers some of the most picturesque and productive fly fishing spots. Nestled amidst the towering Redwoods, the creek is home to various fish species including trout, steelhead and salmon.

  • Lower Redwood Creek: This spot offers stunning views and various areas to fish. It’s particularly known for its steelhead runs in the winter.
  • Tall Trees Grove: A spot bountiful in trout. Situated upstream, the trek might be a bit more challenging, but it’s worth it for the solitude and scenery.
  • Prairie Creek: This tributary of Redwood Creek offers high chances of catching trout. The serene surroundings are just a bonus.

Fly fishing at Redwood Creek in Orick is an incredible experience. However, always remember to check local regulations before you head out, as the fishing season and regulations may vary.

Best Access Points

Fly fishing on the Redwood Creek in Orick presents several fantastic spots. Below are the top access points:

  • Prairie Creek redwoods state park: This location offers a comfortable point of entry for fly fishing enthusiasts. The creek cuts through the park, giving you extended access.
  • Orick Bridge: Situated upstream of the lagoon, Orick Bridge is a popular spot. Anglers can access both sides of the creek from here.
  • Lower Redwood Creek (Seasonal): The back Hwy 101 bridge down to the mouth opens up like a canyon. It offers excellent spots between November and March.
  • Upper Redwood Creek: The stretch beyond Orick Bridge to the boundary of Redwoods National Park. Season dependent, it offers several pockets and runs teeming with fish.

Local Fish

  • Chinook Salmon
  • Coho Salmon
  • Steelhead Trout
  • Rainbow Trout
  • Dolly Varden
  • Cutthroat Trout
  • California Roach
  • Speckle Trout

About The River

Discover the lush majesty of Redwood Creek near the tiny community of Orick, California. This vibrant natural waterway subtly weaves through the heart of the iconic Redwood National Park, providing a life-giving source to the astounding flora and fauna that call this woodland home.

  • 1828: Early explorers are believed to have named the creek after the towering Sequoia trees that dominate the landscape.
  • 1968: Redwood National Park, which encompasses Redwood Creek, is established, lending federal protection to the region.
  • Present: Today, the creek remains a critical habitat corridor for local wildlife including Roosevelt elk, Coho salmon and several unique bird species.

Experience the tranquil beauty of the creek by participating in kayaking or hiking adventures, a great way to immerse yourself in this historic, serene setting!

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