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  • Putah Creek Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop May 18, 2018 | 13:44 pm

    Putah Creek Fly Fishing Report Richard Loft reports on 5.17.18Hey, Everyone, I want to give my Putah Creek report for the last two weeks. It’s the most beautiful time of year on the Creek; whether you catch fish or not it’s the best place in the world to be; standing in the middle of a river, casting to wild rainbow trout and listening to the sound of flowing water. I love it every minute of it!So summer flows are definitely here; in the mid 300s and still climbing upwards of 460. Wading is still possible if you know where to cross so I am still taking clients across at some places and getting into some fish with a few in the 15 to 16 inch range, one of my recent clients best was a nice 16 incher on a #14 soft hackle pattern as soon as I changed out flys. With that said, things can be tough every time flows go up above 350 to 400 cfs and not only for my clients, but the word I am hearing from my fishing buddies is that fishing has been a little slow for everyone with a few reports of good numbers.  In my experience this is where[…]

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  • Putah Creek Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop May 18, 2018 | 13:39 pm

    Putah Creek Fly Fishing Report Rob Russell reports on 5.17.18 Euro-nymphing or “High-sticking” has been the name of the game in the last couple of weeks at Putah Creek.  This technique is highly effective and easy to learn.  Indicator techniques will always be effective at Putah, but the current flow of 420 cfs creates many spots ideal for euro-nymphing. The crowds of the Spring have thinned!  Most likely due to other trout options available now, but likely also due to the fishing becoming slightly more technical.  Weekdays are nice and quiet again.  Runs and riffles are getting bigger and louder.  If you can’t hear the angler next to you, you’re probably close to a good spot.  As daytime temps climb, fishing the bubbles and tops of runs is a good idea.  Caddis and mayflies are top choices for bugs.  Crayfish and streamers are still producing.  Swinging streamers is great at these flows.     Flows are climbing and fishing is great!  Take advantage of the great weather and contact me to get a date on my calendar soon.  Dates available in May, June.  Rob Russell 707-888-2571, , @robrussellflyfishing, #robrussellflyfishing

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  • American River Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop May 18, 2018 | 13:36 pm

    Brian Clemens reports on 5.17.18AmericanFlow 1750cfsClarity 10ft vizFishing Good to GreatThe striper fishing is really heating up, and we are hooking fish from 3-8lbs on a regular daily basis, with to many fish from 16-22" all day long. These fish are hitting hard and fighting even harder, so bring you’re a game and a strong 7-8wt rod and hold on. The right fly and a good presentation is what it’s taking to get these bigger fish to eat, but we will have you dialed in no time for that big fish opportunity. The shad fishing is stupid with to many fish to count. They are spread throughout the river, but the best fishing is from Rosemore to Sunrise. The downside is that the crowds are out in full force and sometimes it’s hard to find a spot to fish. One reason why I love the Yuba. But if you can only swing a half day and live close by to the American, there is no better time than now. The striper fishing should stay good to great for the next several months, and the shad for the next month or so. If your thinking local, and your thinking big fish[…]

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  • Feather River Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop May 18, 2018 | 12:37 pm

    Brian Clemens reports on 5.17.18FeatherLow Flow 850cfsHigh Flow 1050cfsClarity Low Flow 8-10ft vizHigh Flow 10-12ft vizFishing GoodI have been spending a good amount of time on the Feather up until the shad and striper started showing up, but also because the Feather started slowing down. But since then, a push of big grease lightning springers have shown up and reeking havoc on our flies. Swinging has been darn good, and of course nymphing is kicking butt, and if you are out late enough the dry fly fishing is pretty darn good too. Don’t know how long this will last, but now is the time to experience this late run. The coolest thing is depending on the day, cloud cover and hatches, swinging is out producing the bobber, how cool is that. This should fish good for another few weeks, and then slow down till the salmon season opens on July 15th, then its salmon time. Nymphs Princes, Caddis, Worms, Sucker Spawns, Mays, CJs, PTSSwinging Andersons Euphoria, Thalkens Tiny Dancer, Princes, tan soft hackles, tan caddisGuides Tip Place to be right now for your steelhead fixSALMON ON THE FEATHERStarting this year I will be guiding the Feather River for salmon. We[…]

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  • Rogue River Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop May 18, 2018 | 12:22 pm

    Rogue River Fly Fishing Report Jim Andras reports on 5.17.18As the Rogue’s trout season opens next Tuesday, I took a scenic float to check out what’s happening on the upper river.  Water levels and clarity are really good and sunshine brought out the bugs. Caddis, mayflies, and stones all got active and salmon flies started flying mid-morning.  Observed several fish take the big bugs aggressively and that speaks well to a great opener on the 22nd!  

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  • San Francisco Bay Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop May 17, 2018 | 15:42 pm

    San Francisco Bay Fly Fishing Report Capt. Gregg Holland reports on 5.17.18SF BayThe bay has been fishing well with a nice push of bass moving from the delta out to the beach. Warmer water has brought in bait so for the next few weeks, good fishing should continue. The boys from LCO joined me on the 15th for some great shallow water rock fishing off the Sonoma Coast. Sonoma CoastWe got into some suspended Blues and China Cod some made the dinner table. Please book your days early, the calendar is starting to fill.  Capt. Gregg C 707-567-1509 www.featherdogoutfitters.com

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  • McCloud River Fly Fishing ReportChuck Volckhausen reports on...

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop May 17, 2018 | 13:42 pm

    McCloud River Fly Fishing ReportChuck Volckhausen reports on... McCloud River Fly Fishing ReportChuck Volckhausen reports on 5.17.18

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  • California Delta Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop May 17, 2018 | 13:28 pm

    California Delta Fly Fishing Report Steve Santucci reports on 5.17.18Delta Striper fishing has been set on hold.  The wind has been blowing for the last two weeks.  We are looking for and expecting a weather change. Largemouth Bass fishing has improved with the warmer water temps.  Smallmouth fishing should heat up in June.

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  • Lower Yuba Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop May 17, 2018 | 13:21 pm

    Lower Yuba Fly Fishing Report Chuck Ragan reports on 5.17.18Lower YubaChuck Ragan here. Spring fishing is in full swing and if you’re having a hard time figuring out which fishery to hit, it’s for good reason.  The river are full of Striper and Shad have shown up.  The foothill, as well as valley lakes, have been churning out some excellent bass and even the Yuba River is offering some great opportunities.  PLEASE BEWARE of the takeout at Sycamore as well as many other new obstacles in the Lower Yuba above Marysville.  There have been multiple accidents on the water. Check cdec and proceed cautiously.  If taking out of Sycamore, know that you can no longer row into the soft water of the takeout due to a new downed tree directly down from the takeout. You must now hug river right, drop anchor and get out quickly to control your boat and drag it around the bar and into the soft water. Please be careful to avoid any further accidents.  Fish hard, stay focused, get home safe. 

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  • Truckee River Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop May 17, 2018 | 13:09 pm

    Truckee River Fly Fishing Report Matt Koles reports on 5.17.18Fishing is really really good on the Truckee River.I don’t say that too often, but it’s really darn good right now. Flows are still somewhat high, but there’s lots of hungry healthy fish willing to take a fly.The Truckee River is not usually a numbers river, but if you’re nymphing you can rack up some numbers right now. Late spring and early summer is a good time for that, especially if you’re using the euro/ tight line rig. March browns, blue wings, and some early caddis rounding out the menu. There’s always golden stones, and crayfish available too. Actually did a little dry fly fishing the other day during the storms. Rains gets those bugs pop’n pretty good, and occasionally we’ll get a good fish or two on top.I’ve been fishing on the California side this week, though I’m sure the Nevada side is good as well. All over probably pretty darn good. Even heard the fishing has been good up along the 89 stretch. Crazy what a little water can do.So nymph upon them. Dry dropper rigs are great this time of year. The streamer fishing can be pretty all right also. Fun, because you[…]

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