Although the Pit River may be outshined by nearby fisheries in Northern California’s Shasta Cascade, like the Sacramento, McCloud or Trinity rivers, true fly fishermen know it’s a gem. The longest tributary to Shasta Lake, the river is separated by different sections and Pit 3, 4 and 5 are wildly popular among anglers. The above video shows you why.
Eric Leslie has created a fantastic YouTube page that documents his different fishing excursions, mostly around Northern California. In his most recent video, he lands more than 20 fish on the Pit 5 in just 3 hours. Watch the video and subscribe to Leslie’s page for more awesome videos.
Want to learn more about fishing the Pit River? Read our guide at Fishing the Pit River â€“ Name is the Pits, but the Fishing Isnâ€™t