Fall River/Tule River

Upper Fall River is one of the most pristine spring-fed rivers in California and considered among the top fly fishing locations in the world! Kayak upriver until you reach the navigation limits and from that point you can see the famous Rainbow Springs! Basking western pond turtles, swift flying wood ducks, and nesting great-blue herons are some of the sights along this route. And yes, the careful eye can see the beautiful wild rainbow trout in the crystal clear water.

 

The Tule River provides incredible views of surrounding mountains including Mt. Shasta and Lassen. The water is warmer and more pleasant to swim compared to the frigid upper Fall River, or springs that feed into Big Lake. You can access the Little Tule River from this route, and the middle reaches of Fall River easily. The trip up the Little Tule will terminate at Eastman Lake which provides great views of large trout near the bridge where Lava Creek Springs pour into the lake.

 

If you are looking to get lost amid this amazing river, travel the lower reaches of Fall River as it twists and turns for miles. Between March and late April, thousands of arctic nesting geese (i.e. Pacific white-fronted goose, lesser snow goose, Ross goose, and cackling Canada goose) feed in the adjacent pastures to fatten up before migrating to their breeding grounds on the North-Slope in Alaska. During the spring and summer, you can enjoy seeing numerous birds on this stretch, and in June July, the famous “Hex hatch” occurs where Hexagenia [mayfly] emerges from the river bottom, spirals up to the surface, then unfolds its wings for the first time to take flight!

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