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  • Lower Sacramento Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Aug 10, 2017 | 14:45 pm

    Lower Sacramento Fly Fishing Report Dave and Tracy Neal report on 8.10.17Lower SacIt¹s been 10 days since the 5.5 mile top section (or 1 mile of drift boatwater) was re-opened to fishing on the Lower Sacramento River here inRedding. The fish and crowds have adjusted. The trout seem a bit wiser andthe crowds have thinned out a lot. We are settled into a mid-summer patternwith the afternoons and evenings being the best time to be on the water.Caddis are the mainstays driving the fishing right now along with littlePMD’s and PED’s at times in the afternoon/evening.Speaking of the Sac closure and the winter-run salmon (the reason for theseason) our friends at CalTrout recently named the Sacramento Winter-RunSalmon as the Fish of the Month in their newsletter. The report is part ofthe CalTrout/UC Davis study; SOS II Fish in Hot Water. Check it out and learna bit more about these imperiled salmonids:http://caltrout.org/sos/native-species/salmon/chinook-salmon/sacramento-river-winter-run-chinook-salmon/I have been floating the river from Posse Grounds through Redding andAnderson all the way to Barge Hole. Happy to report the fishing is good togreat on all the sections of the river when you fish the right kind ofwater, at the right time, with the right flies ;) Find a pattern they likeand seek[…]

  • Upper Sacramento and McCloud Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Aug 10, 2017 | 14:33 pm

    Upper Sacramento and McCloud Fly Fishing Report Rick Cox reports on 8.10.17The beauty of fishing our rivers these days is the lack of people fishing,we have had recent days where we haven’t seen another soul on thewater… believe me not complaining. The recent hot spell is behind usnow and temps are hanging around highs of 90 degrees with some afternoon thunderstorm activity. I like these types of days, the humidityincrease along with moderate temps and overcast skies can induce a fishto step up to the feeding trough. The Upper Sac and McCloud Rivers arehaving a sporadic caddis hatch that necessitates you making sure youhave the appropriate nymph and dry imitations for this… see therecommended bug list below. The Upper Sac has been good down low in themorning then best to move up river in the afternoon before the watertemp spikes. The McCloud on the other hand has it’s normal cold waterand thus a chance to get into one of these big browns the river is sofamous for. If you want your own personal river now is the time to behere, give us a shout!Recommended Bugs …. NymphsDirty Bird #8-12Red Fox Squirrel #8-10October Caddis Pupa #8-10Plump Poopah #8-10Jimmy Legs #4-14LBS (dig back to a certain previous report)Gordon Prince[…]

  • Deschutes River Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Aug 10, 2017 | 14:21 pm

    Deschutes River Fly Fishing Report Cory Godell reports on 8.10.17SteelheadIn the past week there has been a good slug of fresh shiny steelhead that has shot up on the Deschutes.Hopefully this is a good sign of whats to come. According to theweatherman, temperatures are going to cool down starting next week andthere’s even a slight chance of rain. This should drop water temps onthe Deschutes and drag more steelhead into the river.TroutIf trout is more your game there’sstill time. There is still plenty of them around. With a few exceptions, the trout fishing this season has been some of the most consistentfishing we’ve had in a few years. Our caddis and mayfly hatches willcontinue right on through the middle of October.Tight Lines,Cory Deschutes River Anglers

  • North Fork Yuba River Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Aug 10, 2017 | 14:17 pm

    North Fork Yuba River Fly Fishing Report Jon Baiocchi reports on 8.10.17Flows are still a tad high for this time of year, butoverall the fishing is great if you love small wild rainbows thatshimmer likejewels in the Northern Sierra sun, and top water dry fly action. Watertemperatures remain prime running 56 degrees in the morning and 63 intheafternoon for the upper watershed. It’s so awesome to see my gueststrulyappreciate a wild setting, the roar of the white water as it echoes offthecanyon walls, and the Sierra Buttes standing guard to the west. Fishingpressure has been light, and now that the Downieville Classic bike raceisover, the canyon is somewhat quiet once again. These rainbows are a hoot tofish for. They get so excited when a properly drifted dry fly comesthroughtheir lane, often throwing backflips over your fly and completelymissing it. Ihave said this a thousand times, but if you’re new to fly fishing theNorthFork Yuba River is the perfect classroom, it will teach you much aboutall thedetails of fly fishing for wild trout. During August it’s all aboutfindingwhere the cold springs come in. Trout will congregate where these 42 to44degree flows come in. Downstream from a large spring we had the bestaction ofthe day last Monday, even though[…]

  • Truckee River Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Aug 10, 2017 | 14:11 pm

    Matt Koles reports on 8.10.17Finally a major cool down here on the Truckee River. Thunderstorms every afternoon have cooled things down.Right when I thought the weather would never change, summer monsoons have hit the Truckee/ Reno area. August is usually kind of the time when we getsome good afternoon rains. Obviously, the clouds and rain have made thefishing much better. A man could fish right into the afternoons rightnow, and hell, probably do pretty good. Almost cold in the mornings now.So, still the same old stuff. Caddis, crayfish, and stoneflies. Crayfishmolt this time of year. They shed their shells and then regrow themmaking a very, very tantalizing, paleo snack for trout. We also get a bignocturnal stonefly hatch too. Having some kind of nymph that can looklike both is a good thing. Think Pat’s rubberlegs, Doug O’s stonedaddy,etc. When them clouds pop up and the light gets low, swing them crayfish because some fish will chase. Flows are prefect right now, couldn’t get much better, and look to stay like this well into the fall.Spots are still available for the Tight Line Nymph Clinics.

  • Delta Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Aug 10, 2017 | 14:09 pm

    Delta Fly Fishing Report Steve Santucci reports on 8.10.17Delta Largemouth and Smallmouth bass fishing is rated good to excellent.  Smallmouth fishing means good numbers of blowups and just great action. The largemouth fishing can be rewarding but takes more skill with fewer bites. It’s really not a negative but the reality of the challenge.The Delta also provides action for crappie and bluegill. Smallmouth andpan fish are a great choice for the new fly fishing angler. You cancatch them with short casts and you can hone the needed skills for fishthat are more difficult to catch.

  • Lower Sacramento Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Aug 10, 2017 | 14:05 pm

    Lower Sacramento Fly Fishing Report Hogan Brown reports on 8.10.17Lower Sac Striper Fishing remains good. The Weather has cooled downand the full moon has passed so fishing is stabilizing. We are stillgetting good numbers of 3-5lbs fish with 10+ and trophies in the mix.The daily bag has a been representative of a true pyramid with smaller younger fish making up the base and the trophyfish on the top. Fishing should remain good through October and even into November if the river holds. A few bass are starting to feed in themain channel as well which can be a cool by-catch when striper fishing. Capt. Hogan Brown530-514-2453www.hgbflyfishing.comwww.hgbflyfishing.blogspot.comwww.casthope.org****Check outHGB Fly Fishing on Facebook****Check outhtothegtotheb on twitter****Check outhtothegtotheb on Instagram****Check outhogan Brown on Pintrest

  • Eastern Sierra Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Aug 10, 2017 | 13:59 pm

    Eastern Sierra Fly Fishing Report Jim Stimson reports on 8.10.17Do you likefishing with hoppers? Who doesn’t like hurling out large dry flies,plopping them onto the water’s surface with not a care in the world fordelicate presentations, and then actually being able to see the flybobbing high along the river’s edge? And the grabs?! Hang on! There isno sippy-slurpy subtleties…. there is chaos as the water explodes whenMr.Trout meets the piercing of hook steel. Fun, fun…. not for the faintof heart. Hucking out damsel fly dries is another rush that is happening now. Come on over the hill, the fishing is outstanding.Tioga and Sonora Passes are open, AND, the road down to Devils’s Postpile and the San Joaquin River is clear. We are in the midst of a monsoonalcycle with afternoon buildup complete with showers and lightning.Remember, those expensive graphite rods you are raising to the heavenson your overhead casts also conduct electricity. If you have any doubts, break down the rod, head to the car, and crack open a beer whilewatching the cattle get nuked in the pastures. Hot CreekThe creek is flowing through the canyon at 63 cfs. Target your casts to the feeding lanes between the grasses and rocks. You maynot see fish,[…]

  • Putah Creek Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Aug 4, 2017 | 15:51 pm

    Putah Creek Fly Fishing Report Richard Loft Reports on 8.4.2017Hi everyone I just wanted to do a short report for this Friday morning. When I got on the water today I really took my time making sure to wade in quietly not bumping any rocks with my boots and just very quietly making a few short drifts with just a minimal amount of weight . I want to emphasize being quiet. Also I have begun to notice that my balance while wading is really vital and because of that I am better able to wade in quietly as I lift my foot I am able to keep my balance and step forward without kicking rocks. Also remember its slippery out there so just “slow your roll ” and really take your time when wading into a section you think may hold a fish  <@)()()>< . Every once in a while you get rewarded with a fish you were not expecting and today was one of those days. After about 5 or 10 minutes of fishing I hooked up and just really took my time landing a 17in bow making sure to really keep serious pressure on her but just slightly bowing to the short runs.I[…]

  • Klamath River Steelhead Statistics

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Aug 4, 2017 | 15:21 pm

    Klamath River Steelhead Statistics Klamath River Steelhead Statistics