|Butte Creek Plateau|
Butte Creek is a tributary of the Sacramento River that is quite unique in that it hosts great runs of endangered spring-run king salmon. Anadromous fish swim up from the lower reaches of the creek navigating their way through the endless sloughs in the valley to get to the furthest point upstream, a natural barrier about one mile below the Centerville Head dam.
Despite the many signs along the road stating "Closed to fishing" the creek above HWY 99 to Centerville Head dam is open between November 15th through February 15th and is artificial lures with barbless hooks only.
The day after opening day, let's go fish Butte Creek!
|Butte Creek Natives|
"Fish it hard and don't expect anything." That's my motto for fishing Butte Creek. Access to the Butte creek is very limited unless you can float it or know someone who lives along the creek. I work the public access to the fullest fishing every nook and cranny whether it's indicator fishing a deep pool, swinging through riffles, tight-lining around rocks, or getting my flies underneath trees, I don't miss a single spot.
|Fall Riffles in Butte Canyon|
The Butte Creek Canyon is very beautiful in the fall. The leaves are still in their autumn colors both on the trees and drifting through the creek. The towering plateaus are simply amazing. Having the creek all to myself is something I don't take for-granted either.
|First Fish of the Day|
After about five hours of covering a mile of water I ended the day hooking three native trout and one wild steelhead.
Fighting a Butte Creek steelhead on a 3WT never gets old. Many jumps, runs, and netting attempts were performed before I finally got the beauty into the net. This marks my second Butte Creek steelhead.
|Butte Creek Wild Steel|
|Big & Wild|