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  • Truckee River Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Dec 14, 2017 | 17:32 pm

    Truckee River Fly Fishing Report Matt “Gilligan” Koles reports on 12.14.2017 Clear and cold.Slightly warm in the afternoons, but clear and cold on the Truckee River.Overnight lows have been cold, like teens here in the Hirsch, and not really getting out of the 30’s. Put a little East wind in the mix and it goes right through ya. That being said, fishing ain’t bad for it being mid-December. There is no anchor ice, and access is good everywhere.Flows are good, dropping a lot from last week, about 800 something here. 1,200 cfs last week.Winter fishing folks. Water be cold and you have to hit them on the head. Lethargic trouts. You can catch fish, just don’t expect too many.Now that flows have dropped, Nevada is a better option than the Ca side this time of year. It is much warmer down in the silver state. Years past I did all my guiding in Nevada in winter. The drought hit and f’d things up, but the Nevada side is fishing again. We had some good days down in the conservancy this fall and then flows got way high.So for now pray for snow. Nymph up on them with eggs, worms, stones, beatis, and midges. Fish some streamers[…]

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  • Lower Yuba River Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Dec 14, 2017 | 16:49 pm

    Lower Yuba River Fly Fishing Report Jon Baiocchi Reports on 12.14.2017The weather has been unbelievable in the last few weeks, hard to believe its December. Today was 72 degrees down in the gold fields with not a soul to be seen. Flows have been stable at around 1,300 cubes and it looks like this flow will continue for quite some time with no major storms on the horizon. Water clarity is very clear right now, it would be nice to get a little bit of color back into it. Fishing has been good, and it’s been a lot of fun playing the dry fly game in the early afternoons. I’ve been scouting and walking long distances when I’m not guiding and checking out different sections of the river. New riffles, slots, flats, back eddies, and side channels have been explored. Some areas have improved, while other favorite spots of the past are now gone. The wild rainbows are still on the small side from 8 to 12”, they’re eager though and not too picky. I’ve noticed in the last month they are putting on some girth and are more proportional to their size than in the past summer. It is so amazing how hard they fight[…]

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  • Russian River Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Dec 14, 2017 | 16:46 pm

    Russian River Fly Fishing Report Rob Russell Reports on 12.14.2017Fishing is just starting/slow.  Flows are low and the water is clear.  Rain is desperately needed to keep the mouth open and fish coming in.  Fish have been trickling in and moving around the lower river with more arriving each day.  They are spooky and have seen a bit of pressure. It’s still worth a try on the Lower Russian!!  Fish are being caught/ are in the river.  Low flow hotline 707-944-5533-  remember to call!If you would like to get a day on the books with me- just give a call 707-888-2571 Happy Holidays

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  • Surf Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Dec 14, 2017 | 16:44 pm

    Surf Fly Fishing Report Evan Praskin at Stoke Ventures reports on 12.14.2017SURF REPORT(Monterey Bay/Santa Cruz)I didn’t get out my self this week, decided I better get a Christmas tree with the kids since the holidays are fast approaching. As far as the surf goes it’s looked great for surfing, and less desirable for fishing. But if you hit it at the right Tide the fish are there, and you won’t be getting pummeled as bad by the waves.  Winds have been light in the AM as a solid WNW swell fills in and slowly fades in the afternoon.My best advice this week is fish the evening to last light hours right now working that calmer incoming tide ~ . The fish are there and more bigger females should be making their appearance now and into January. I’d stick to the same Fly patterns like sand crab imitations with red or orange attractors. Others included olive flash buggers and pink/burnt orange clousers in size 8.We have dates available throughout the holiday season so be sure to call or message to book a trip! Hope you all have a great week and we’ll see you on the beach!

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  • Eastern Sierra Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Dec 14, 2017 | 16:38 pm

    Eastern Sierra Fly Fishing Report Jim Stimson Reports on 12.14.2017Cold, cold, cold with the possibility of new snow in sight…. That “persistent” high-pressure dome seems anchored out in the Pacific but with any luck we may see a White Christmas. The morning temperatures out on the Upper Owens have been hovering in the single digits, but as the sun climbs higher in the sky, the river heats up quite nicely. This is a nice time of year to fish in spite of the frigid temperatures. Make yourself a second cup of coffee and wait for the frost to clear from the stream bank before heading out. The fish are generally holding in the deeper, cold pools. The grabs are lethargic, watch your indicator carefully, and set on anything remotely suspicious.Peace Out!East WalkerThe river has risen to about 75 cfs. We rushed up there on Saturday and spot fished a few choice locations then dashed out into the Nevada section. There are nice fish holding in the deeper buckets. The grabs are super subtle. Set on anything that looks suspicious. You can use just about any bug, as long as it is small and black.West WalkerThis is the “other” Walker River and a great fishery that[…]

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  • Lower Sac Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Dec 14, 2017 | 16:34 pm

    Lower Sac Fly Fishing Report AC Fly Fishing Reports on 12.14.2017Flows on the Sac are still down at 5K cubes.. This should be the norm for a while until we get a little precipitation. Speaking of which, there is virtually zero of that in the extended forecast. We’ve been enjoying the clear 65 degree days but it’s time for the high pressure on the coast to move and let some weather in. The fishing remains good but the windows have narrowed a bit. The baetis hatches are waning but still sparking the bite in the middle of the day. Don’t expect any crazy fishing in the morning right now. We’ve seen some real quality fish on the Sac recently. Winter Steelhead will be showing up soon on some of the other venues..MORE IMAGES FROM THE RIVER HERE

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  • Klamath River Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Dec 14, 2017 | 16:31 pm

    Klamath River Fly Fishing Report Chuck at Wild Waters Fly Fishing reports on 12.14.2017Fishing on the Klamath has been fair to good.  Opportunities are presenting themselves everyday for anglers covering water.  No spots have been a home run as steelhead are spread throughout the river.  Winter conditions have put fish in the mood for slower water and slower presentations.  Swinging flies with light tips has proven itself productive.  Most grabs have been soft and slow but we are getting grabs.  Water temps have been in the very low 40’s at the start of the day and warming to about 43 or 44 by the time the sun is setting.  The fish appear to notice when it warms up just a bit.  For those out throwing a bobber the fishing has been solid.  Not on fire, but productive.  Were you find one, there is likely another.  Maybe not the next cast, but they are in there.  Be careful driving on the 97 right now.  Lots of corners holding shade all day and the road is slippery.

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  • Deschutes River Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Dec 14, 2017 | 16:28 pm

    Deschutes River Fly Fishing Report Cory Godell Reports on 12.14.17 It’s late, but the season isn’t over yet. There are still plenty of steelhead around and ready to be caught. Water temps are cold, so if you prefer swinging flies for steelhead you will definitely want to use sink tips. Getting down is the name of the game, this time of yearIf you prefer trout that’s a great option. The trout fishing is still amazingly good. Some days we are still getting fare mayfly hatches. If the bugs do make an appearance, its during the hottest part of the day which is usually between one and two in the afternoon. Before and after the hatch the best plan of attack is nymphing or some sort of dry dropper combo.Don’t forget a lot of the river closes at the end of the year, so get out there before it’s to late.Happy HolidaysCoryDeschutes River Anglers

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  • Delta Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Dec 14, 2017 | 16:19 pm

    Delta Fly Fishing Report Steve Santucci Reports on 12.14.2017Great weather this week with little wind and beautiful winter sunshine.  This is the most beautiful time of year with all the colors, migrating waterfowl  and just the right amount of chill in the air.  The Delta Stripers are active and they are inhaling the flies that we are throwing in the low 50 degree water.  Hope you have a chance to fish and experience the Delta at this time of year.

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  • Lower Yuba Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Dec 7, 2017 | 16:14 pm

    Lower Yuba Fly Fishing Report Jon Baiocchi Reports on 12.7.2017Dominating high pressure lately with plenty of sunshine and the air temperatures are much warmer after the north wind has gone away. The flows have leveled off on the Lower Yuba River and are currently running at 1,309 cubes at the Parks Bar Bridge gauging station. Yuba County Water Agency will keep these flows for the next few weeks, subject to change if we get any precipitation which does not look good. Maybe the middle of December, or clear into January is the word on the streets before we see any rain. I hope they are wrong. Water clarity is clear. Fishing pressure is moderate to light depending on whether it is a weekday or the weekend. Conditions are nearly the same as my last report with a little variance in regards to the hatches. More salmon have entered the system, and in the last few days I’ve noticed new redds appearing, some have are active with players, while others are quiet. A new small side channel I fished today had several salmon doing their thing, and they were not that beat up so I assume they are on the fresh side. I’ve heard people complain[…]

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