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  • Eagle Canyon: No Title

    Confluence Outfitters Fishing Report Dec 11, 2017 | 18:00 pm

    This report is from long-time Eagle Canyon guest Dave Earl, who fished yesterday:"Stripping streamers was on fire in the morning, all 3 of us had quality fish landed within minutes. Later we had to switch to nymphs under an indicator to get grabs. We all landed about 10 fish each including a 10 pounder and  a 12 pounder . I'm pretty sure  the same 12 pounder was caught a second time about  2 hours later. Eagle Canyon: a one of a kind flyfishing experience!"

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  • Southern Oregon: Winter Openings for Southern Coast

    Confluence Outfitters Fishing Report Dec 10, 2017 | 18:00 pm

    Due to a cancellation, I just opened up my calendar for chasing coastal winter steelhead on the swing on the beautiful Southern Oregon Coast.  I have a rare week of openings available from January 22-28, which is prime time. The Southern Oregon Coast in January should be on the bucket list for any winter steelheader.  We chase true chorme here, within miles of tidewater on multiple river systems both big and small.  These wild rivers have excellent swing water, beautiful scenery, and dependable fishing conditions due to the amount of rivers within striking distance.  Please contact me with any questions.  Enjoy your holidays! Dax 

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  • North Coast: Low and clear

    Confluence Outfitters Fishing Report Dec 9, 2017 | 18:00 pm

    Someone turned the faucet off on the North Coast. Sustained dry weather has all rivers running low and clearing fast, some more so than others. The salmon runs seem to be winding down as we move further into December. I fished on the Eel River last week and heard a report of some nice half pounders being caught. The main stem Eel is holding good color, along with the Van Duzen. The next forecasted rain for the area looks like it will be here by the weekend, with more rain projected into the following week. The first runs of winter steelhead are due to make an appearance at any time, and with some wet stuff on the way fishing should pick up. For low flow fishing closures on the North Coast call: (707) 822-3164  

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  • Trinity River: Low, clear, and cold............still fun!

    Confluence Outfitters Fishing Report Dec 8, 2017 | 18:00 pm

    Spent a cold and clear day on the Trinity with Nick and Dave.  We had a great day as far as weather and conversation, but the fishing conditions were tough.  The low and clear water proved to be a challenge.  We nymphed most of the day but also swung flies with single hand and traditional spey rigs.  We touched one fish briefly on the swing and had two nice encounters on nymph rig.  On the second grad we were able to bring a beautiful wild hen to the net.  All in all an enjoyable day, but it's hard work hooking up right now. 

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  • Trinity River: Low & Clear!

    Confluence Outfitters Fishing Report Dec 8, 2017 | 18:00 pm

    Peter Santley and I guided a great group of guys the past two days.The air temps have been very cold this week, so the water temps are dropping and the river is very low and gin clear.  Fishing was very tough for both of us both days.  Jim landed landed a nice wild fish on Friday, and we had a brief hook-up today.We really need some rain for conditions to improve.  I'm hearing rumors there is a new batch of fish moving upriver, so hopefully we will see them in the coming days.

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  • Eagle Canyon: No Title

    Confluence Outfitters Fishing Report Dec 8, 2017 | 18:00 pm

    Today was Opening Day at Eagle Canyon.  We enjoyed a beautiful day and some pretty good fishing, too.  The weather was almost too nice - there wasn't a ripple on the surface all day.  The bite was definitely slow for Opening Day but everyone hooked into multiple fish.  The largest to hand was about 7 pounds and I saw quite a few 10 pound plus fish hooked briefly.  There are some big fish out there with flies (if not entire leaders) in their mouths!

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  • Southern Oregon: Superb weather and fishing

    Confluence Outfitters Fishing Report Dec 6, 2017 | 18:00 pm

    The upper Rogue has been fishing awesome this past week.  The weather has been amazing, with temperatures hitting the 60s in the afternoons.   Leslie and I have been hooking fish on the swing every day.  Our clients have been landing mostly wild fish in that 6-8 pound range.We rarely see more than one other boat a day on the water.  For late fall steelhead, it doesn’t get better than the upper Rogue!

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  • Eagle Canyon: No Title

    Confluence Outfitters Fishing Report Dec 6, 2017 | 18:00 pm

    I spent another long day at Eagle Canyon today getting ready for Opening Day on Saturday.  The new shade structure is coming along nicely.  Much more importantly, what about the fish?  The fish are huge this year!  Our average fish is 7.2 pounds.  We have a lot of fish over 10# in the ponds this year.  The weekend of Dec 16/17, just one week after opening day, is still open right now.  Jump on it and take a crack at these big fish before they see a lot of anglers

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  • Eagle Canyon: No Title

    Confluence Outfitters Fishing Report Dec 4, 2017 | 18:00 pm

    I've been up at Eagle Canyon pretty much every day this week making preparations for Opening Day this Saturday.  The lakes look great!  Our shade structure by the upper shed finally bit the dust this winter and I am busy building a replacement.  We have plenty of openings left in December but we're down to just 5 open weekends left for the whole season.  Mid-week availability is pretty good for the most part.

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  • Southern Oregon: Upper Rogue

    Confluence Outfitters Fishing Report Dec 3, 2017 | 18:00 pm

    I had a fantastic time with Doug yesterday, swinging for steelhead. The fish were very grabby and the ones we encountered were prime specimen Rogue steelhead. If you're looking for an uncrowded river with excellent swing water, look no further. 

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