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  • Foothill Bass Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Apr 11, 2019 | 18:09 pm

    Foothill Bass Fly Fishing Report Capt. Chuck Ragan reports on 4.11.19The Foothill lakes continue to produce some awesome days for bass on the fly.  Temps have changed and some waters are warming and clearing and fish are beginning to show up on streamers and the strip.  Good to great numbers and every now and again a sizable fish as well as by-catches of rainbow trout.  If you haven’t experienced bass fishing in the foothills, check it out.  Low traffic, gorgeous settings and at times, action that’s hard to beat. Capt. Chuck Ragan- CR Fly Fishing and Cal Bass Union

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  • Truckee River Fly Fishing

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Apr 11, 2019 | 18:02 pm

    Truckee River Fly Fishing Matt Koles reports on 4.11.19Had a great clinic this weekend on the Truckee River.Other than that, not too much difference since a week ago.Flows have gone up to almost 3000k here in Hirschdale with more releases from Boca. We really aren’t getting the big runoff yet, but a slow good melt. We’ll get that soon enough. For now enjoy these flows while they last. Clarity ain’t bad either.So good solid fishing is you’re finding that soft water and fishing it correctly. Trouts can’t fight that current, if you can find that soft shit, you’ll find fish. Get schooled up if you need too and take a clinic. Though all we really do anymore is bbq and drink beer since I have a pit master on payroll now, but you’ll learn a ton, I promise.Hit up those slow inside edges. Eggs, worms, stones. Give ‘em a good ole cheap buffet with flies they can see and pick up easy. No need for fancy french food. Size up on you’re tippet. I’m using 10-15 pound flouro, whatever X that is. You should have some streamers and fish them hard. That’s all I will say.It’s actually a really fun time to be fishing[…]

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  • Owyhee Fy Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Apr 11, 2019 | 17:50 pm

    Owyhee Fy Fishing Report Cory Godell reports on 4.11.19OwyheeThe Skwalas are starting to wind down on the Owyhee. There are still some bugs around, but every day there seems to be fewer and fewer. The BWO’s are still coming off in force especially on the overcast day. They usually show up around 1:30 and stick around for an hour or two. Usually, around the 15th of April, each year is when they bump up the river a couple hundred CFS to provide more water for the farmers. When this happens it tends to knock the fish loopy for a few days until they find their new homes. So you will want to check the water level each day before you head that direction. Tight Lines

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  • California Delta Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Apr 11, 2019 | 17:39 pm

    California Delta Fly Fishing Report Captain Bryce Tedford reports on 4.11.19Delta Fishing Report:Striper fishing on the Delta has been going strong! That said, we have had a windy week which has made it challenging to target the fish. Wind casting skills are currently at a premium on the Delta. Water temperatures are 55-60 degrees in various parts of the Delta & Stripers will likely spawn in the next few weeks. Last few times out I have I been averaging 10-20 fish, most fish we have been finding are smaller “schoolies” but 3-5lb fish are mixed in & the occasional larger fish can be found as well! For sub-surface Stripers I am using 1/0-3/0 “Steve Adachi” style rattle Clouser flies in various color combinations. The master Striper fly tier & fisher Steve Adachi came on the boat this week, following is a solid pic of fish he caught & some pics of his cherished flies you can get at Lost Coast Outfitters. Get out fishing or book your Spring Delta adventure soon before it’s all over!

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  • Lower Sacramento Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Apr 11, 2019 | 17:36 pm

    Lower Sacramento Fly Fishing Report Wildwaters reports on 4.11.19Needless to say all rivers here in the north state lately have been running big but we have been able to pull off trips. The happy meter has been spiking for our clients as our guides have been going to Plan A, B and Z to find fish.  The rain has finally stopped, the days are getting warmer and Spring is HERE!We are so looking forward to getting back on the Lower and Upper Sacramento Rivers soon, the fishing on these two rivers should be crazy good after their recent long break due to storms (hopefully flows begin to drop soon). We are also getting very excited about our upcoming McCloud River season (opening April 27) which is right around the corner. A recent recon to Ah Di Na has shown the road to be open to the campground but beware of logging trucks in some areas. Give us a shout if you have that Spring fever itch, our guides are ready!Wild Waters Fly Fishing

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  • Eastern Sierra Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Apr 11, 2019 | 17:19 pm

    Eastern Sierra Fly Fishing Report Jim Stimson reports on 4.11.19Eastern Sierra Fly Fishing ReportAlthough the snow is melting quickly, it is still very winter-like with chilly morning temperatures, frost, and occasional snow showers. Crowley Lake is still frozen but there is open water along the margins and some pressure ridges running through the lake. With a big wind storm, I am sure the lake will be ice free for the general trout opener in a couple of weeks. You can always count on midges and BWO’s to hatch no matter what, with an occasional caddis and skwala cruising through. Once the weather turns warm, the trout will be gorging themselves on a long overdue bounty of bugs. The Sierra in general is running about 160% of normal for the season. I look forward to summer and a plethora of water and healthy fisheries.If you are intent on fishing the Upper Owens, just be careful where you drive and park. Don’t get too frisky driving around especially if you do not own a high clearance vehicle, The main north-south road is fine although there are a couple of intimidating looking puddles (lagoons?) that you cannot avoid. It is when you leave the main road that the[…]

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  • Truckee River Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Apr 4, 2019 | 17:45 pm

    Truckee River Fly Fishing Report Matt Koles reports on 4.4.19Another week of rain and snow on the way.Nice weekend though, after yet another week of rain and snow.Flows have actually dropped a bit and clarity is really good on the Truckee River. Saw lots of folks out this weekend here in Hirschdale and from what it sounds like, most folks were catching a few fish. Access is pretty good now, most of the low lying snow has melted, but man, we are going to have a ton melting soon. When, hard to say. It’s a slow melt right now.About 2,000 k, here, a bit higher down in the battle born state. Fishing is pretty good just about everywhere if you find some soft water. This is when you get them big boys. It will be interesting to see what kind of poundage we put in the net this spring. We have some big trouts in this river. It’s already starting off pretty good this spring, poundage wise. The river will get much higher and this fish will probably just get bigger. We crushed them in ’17, and it looks to be a lot the same here in ’19.So get after ‘em, be safe and have[…]

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  • Lower Yuba River Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Apr 4, 2019 | 17:30 pm

    Lower Yuba River Fly Fishing Report Jon Baiocchi reports on 4.4.19What a pleasure to back on the Lower Yuba River doing my thing, guiding, teaching, and fishing. After doing a few trips and a photo shoot with GuideBox the last few days, I’m surprised how good the river is fishing. Currently, the flows are at 4090 cubes, and Englebright dam bounces back and forth from spilling at 99% to 103% of capacity. The color of the river is a beautiful steelhead green with about 3 feet of visibility. As you may guess, fishing pressure is on the light side but I think more fly anglers will be out and about in the future. Finding the right type water is the key to success, undesirable runs are straight fast chutes while the better runs offer some slower side water with moderate depth, and a current at a perfect walking speed. Nymphing is the way to go whether you’re indicator fishing or tight line nymphing. Swinging streamers is also picking up a number of fish with a fast sinking tip of 5 IPS in these higher flows. There is a cornucopia of bugs out with minimal hatches of Golden Stones, Yellow Sallies, Caddis, BWOs, and still some Skwalas are out[…]

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  • Eastern Sierra Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Apr 4, 2019 | 16:38 pm

    Eastern Sierra Fly Fishing Report Jim Stimson reports on 4.4.19Eastern Sierra Fly Fishing ReportAlthough the snow is melting quickly, it is still very winter-like with chilly morning temperatures, frost, and occasional snow showers. You can always count on midges and BWO’s to hatch no matter what, with an occasional caddis and skwala cruising through. Once the weather turns warm, the trout will be gorging themselves on a long overdue bounty of bugs. The Sierra, in general, is running about 160% of normal for the season. I look forward to summer and a plethora of water and healthy fisheries.If you are intent on fishing the Upper Owens, just be careful where you drive and park. Don’t get too frisky driving around especially if you do not own a high clearance vehicle, The main north-south road is fine although there are a couple of intimidating looking puddles (lagoons?) that you cannot avoid. It is when you leave the main road that the fun begins. I’ve been parking out near the main road and walking in…. it only adds a few minutes onto the commute.East WalkerThe Reservoir is brimming with water and the irrigation district is starting to bleed off the surplus into the river system. The flows[…]

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  • California Delta Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Apr 4, 2019 | 16:34 pm

    California Delta Fly Fishing Report Captain. Bryce Tedford reports on 4.4.19Delta Fishing Report:Striper fishing on the Delta is going strong! The waters gave warmer & cleared throughout the Delta, water temperatures are 55-60 degrees in various parts of the Delta. Stripers will likely spawn in next few weeks so fishing should be great. The last few times out I have I been averaging 10-20fish. Most fish we have been finding are smaller “schoolies” but 3-5lb fish are mixed in & the occasional larger fish can be found as well! Spring season is just getting rolling & prime fishing is just around the corner. For sub-surface Stripers I am using 1/0-3/0 “Steve Adachi” style rattle Clouser flies in various color combinations. Get out fishing or book your Spring Delta adventure soon before it’s all over!

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