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  • Guilty as Charged

    andyguibord Jan 31, 2012 | 22:38 pm

     This is a bad, wrongly focused photo of a beautiful fish. Chrome bright, fresh in – this American River Steelhead, born of hatchery. She took the fly a rod and a half length from me in one and a half … Continue reading →

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  • A Welcome Stench

    andyguibord Jan 23, 2012 | 20:09 pm

    I smell it long before I see it , the mush of salmon flesh rotting afloat in the river’s eddy, and hundreds more of them expired, their muscle melting onto stones. The stench curls my lip and flares the nose. … Continue reading →

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  • 1/2 pounders, part 2…

    andyguibord Sep 22, 2011 | 10:41 am

    Swinging a fly taught me the basics of fly casting. I learned how to efficiently , effortlessly  lift the line off the water without splashing. I watch a lot of beginners ripping the line from the surface. It took me … Continue reading →

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  • 1/2 pounders… part one…

    andyguibord Sep 21, 2011 | 23:32 pm

    Half pounders, I cut my fly fishing teeth on them. I am not talking about some greasy ground up beef paddy between two tastless buns hanging on some golden arches.What’s a half pounder? That is the very question I asked Bill … Continue reading →

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  • Spoonful of thought…

    andyguibord Sep 19, 2011 | 02:14 am

    I just finished standing over the hot stove, reducing my neighbors gift of orange and yellow pear tomatoes into a concentrated sauce of evaporated juice-essence, a mingling of curry, cardamon pods, and honey bubbling with a little bit of sweet … Continue reading →

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  • Surprise , surprise.

    andyguibord Sep 3, 2011 | 02:19 am

    One can never be sure what a river will offer up to you while on your quest for cold blooded fin. I have landed beer cans with crayfish claws waving in my face; once reeled in a slimy braw, T-shirts, … Continue reading →

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  • Impotency

    andyguibord Sep 2, 2011 | 10:46 am

    Lately I have  been feeling rather impudent as a  guide. The stripers have been for the most part, rather illusive for myself and my clients. The fish are there… we see them. The river gods have thrown in a fish … Continue reading →

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  • Fools Gold

    andyguibord Sep 2, 2011 | 02:41 am

    September first, it is midnight. The year is flying by. I look in the mirror and see the heavy line creeping along the corners of my blue eyes. My hair is white, bleached with age and the sun like a … Continue reading →

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  • August Moon

    andyguibord Aug 13, 2011 | 01:15 am

    Blame it on the full moon, but this evening , my casting Sucked! Let me back up… I just spent two weeks recouping from a lower back injury. One day I was walking tall like a normal homo sapien, King … Continue reading →

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  • American River report: 7-18-11… happy birthday!

    andyguibord Jul 18, 2011 | 12:59 pm

    It is hard to beleave that the shad are still here in the upper, Lower American River in good numbers. It’s July 18, my birthday – I am 51… it is good to be alive!   Shad fishing is still … Continue reading →

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  • Winter 2018 Fishing Report

    Nor Cal Fly Guides Fly Fishing Report Nov 29, 2018 | 16:09 pm

    Winter 2018 Fishing Report Hello Fellow AnglersThis fishing report is a bit overdue, however this was my busiest fall to date, with only 6 days off between Sept 20th and Nov 20th. So I didnt have much time to get a report out to you all, and Im not a big fan of rushing my reports either . So my apologies for not getting one out sooner, but better late than never.Besides being the busiest fall to date, it was one of the better fishing seasons in the past few years as well, I hope you all were able to get out and enjoy the great fishing conditions. The water was higher than normal, colder than normal and the fish down right loved it. If you missed out this year with booking your trip with me, I highly recommend booking your fall trip now, dates are already filling up.Now that we are finally getting some well needed rain, the fishing is really starting to heat up and our winter season is just starting. If you are looking to chase some big winter chrome now's the time to either get on the water and hammerdown or booking your trip while some prime dates remain.TRINITYThe Trinity[…]

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  • July Summer Fishing Report

    Nor Cal Fly Guides Fly Fishing Report Jul 6, 2018 | 18:37 pm

    July Summer Fishing Report Hello Fellow AnglersWhile the dog days of summer are biting at our heals, the fishing in Nor Cal is as good as it gets, and will continue for months to come.Lets just get straight to the report:YubaFlows Upper Lower Yuba 1700cfsFlows Lower Lower Yuba 950cfsClarity Gin ClearFishing U.L Yuba FairFishing L.L Yuba Good to GreatAbove the WeirTrout fishing has been fair, there are fish to be had, but you are having to work for them. I have only done one trip over the past month, and while we landed some quality fish, it was slower than what I expected. The river has changed a lot, and finding where those fish are holding will be challenging. With lower flows in the future the fishing should get better, and fishing a hopper dropping should work out great. If going out now, try nymphing the deeper runs, and throw dries in the tailouts, also throwing streamers is always a great idea.Nymphs: Caddis, Stones (goldens, yellow sallys), mayfliesStreamers: Olive woolly buggers, tan soft hacklesDries: Pink Alberts, Caddis, HoppersBelow the WeirWhat a site for sore eyes this year with the new boat. Up till this year I dreaded shad fishing on the American due to[…]

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  • June Fishing Report.......SHAD & STRIPERS

    Nor Cal Fly Guides Fly Fishing Report May 16, 2018 | 12:52 pm

    June Fishing Report.......SHAD & STRIPERS Hello fellow anglers,What an interesting spring, one minute the faucet wouldnt turn off, then we started to see those nice spring days, and then out of nowhere she dipped back down to late winter early spring temps. Its like our typical spring weather kept seeing its own shadow, crazy. Well now that the weather has settled, its truly time to get out and chase some fish. SHAD, STRIPER and Trout ohhhhh myyyyyy.YUBAFlows 2700cfs Upper Lower YubaFlows 2000cfs Lower Lower YubaClarity Gin ClearFishing Good to GreatThe Yuba is fishing really well right now above the weir. Plenty of fish being taken on dries, the swing and nymphing too. The caddis are definitely out and about, the fish looking up, and the eat has been very aggressive as of late. Oh and dont forget out you noses eating those hatches of mayflies, nothing cooler than that. Swinging has been a ton of fun and only getting better. If all else fails the trusty nymph stick is getting some quality fish as well, but only when needed, hahahaha. The Yuba is going to continue to fish well for the next few months, and if your looking for some quality fishing but dont want to[…]

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  • Spring Fishing Report and a bit more....

    Nor Cal Fly Guides Fly Fishing Report Apr 1, 2018 | 22:12 pm

    Spring Fishing Report and a bit more.... Hello EveryoneFinally the weather is looking up after the crazy Miracle March we experienced, but now with this steady weather we are having the fishing has really picked up for the better. Rivers are clearing up, fish are showing up and there have been many bent rods in the air to boot. Now's the time to get out and enjoy the fishing in Nor Cal.Before I get to the report, there are a few new additions to the Nor Cal Fly Guides services that I will be providing this year and years to come. Some of you know some of you don't, so here we go. Starting July 15th I will be offering Salmon trips on the Feather for catch and keep, it wont be your normal charter trip that you see out there, still the same trips as I am doing now, but on these trips you will be able to keep the fish. Starting this Shad season I will be targeting them on different rivers, not just the American. The will include the well known Yuba River, Feather River and Lower Sac. Shad season is just around the corner, so book those trips ASAP. Lastly I will be[…]

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  • January 2018 Fishing Report

    Nor Cal Fly Guides Fly Fishing Report Jan 17, 2018 | 14:53 pm

    January 2018 Fishing Report Happy New Years Everyone,What a crazy end of 2017 with the driest December on record and then to start the 2018 season out with a bang on the American, Yuba, Feather and Trinity Rivers. With spats of rain here and there things are slowly getting better, and with more rain in the near future fishing will only get better. Personally Im really looking forward to late winter early spring.TrinityFishing: Winter steelhead fishingClarity: clearFlows: Lewiston 300, DC 400, JC 530, Del Loma 930 flows on the dropDespite the lack of rain there is still some fishing be had. The fall fish are still swimming around, and are taking a bit longer than normal to make their way to the hatchery, while this is going on, the winter fish are slowly trickling in as well. We are seeing a few more wild winter fish over the last week, which is a site for sore eyes and with more rain over the next few weeks, they will continue to be in. The fishing is tough, hooking 2-5 fish a day, but this is your typical winter steelhead fishing conditions, but if you willing to work hard you will be rewarded with a few[…]

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  • Nov Fishing Report, Special Treat......and a bit more

    Nor Cal Fly Guides Fly Fishing Report Nov 13, 2017 | 19:22 pm

    Nov Fishing Report, Special Treat......and a bit more Hello Ladies and GentsWell its been a while since my last report, my sincerest apologies, this was by far the busiest fall I have had since I started guiding in Feb 2009. From mid August to now its been non stop guiding all throughout Nor Cal, and the fishing this fall was the best we have seen in years. What I am hoping is that most of you were able to get out on the water and enjoy the fishing as much as we did. It was one to definitely remember and I really hope to see you on the water next fall, just remember to book well in advance if you are looking to book between August and Nov, this year I had nothing available in Oct starting the beginning of Sept.As I type the rain is coming down and with that bringing more fish (winter steelhead) into the system. Fishing continues to be fair to good across the North State and with small amounts of rain in the future forecast the winter fishing is going to be pretty darn good. The ReportFeatherFishing - GoodClarity - Low flow 3ft slightly brown High flow 6ft milky clearFlows- Low flow  High flow[…]

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  • August Fishing Report ..... Its Almost Fall.....

    Nor Cal Fly Guides Fly Fishing Report Aug 11, 2017 | 19:15 pm

    August Fishing Report ..... Its Almost Fall..... Hello Fellow AnglersWow, what a crazy fishing season we have had this year, between crazy high flows and the above normal high temps, its been an interested one when getting out on the water, ones with an open mind and willing to put in the time, seem to be the ones into fish. Even now the flows on some Sac Valley rivers are making it tough for wading, but despite the temps and flows the fishing has been fair to good, and with fall knocking at our door the fishing is and will only get better. With that said, fall will be here sooner than you think, and if you are thinking of booking a fall trip, I still have some prime dates remaining for the "EGG BITE" as well as dates for some great fall swinging, if to swing is your thing.Here is your Nor Cal Fly Guides Fishing ReportAmerican River:Flows - 3600cfsClarity - ClearFishing - Fair to GoodThe shad are finally gone, YYEEEEESSSSSS!!!!! This means that its time for striper fishing again, and it has been getting better over the past few weeks. We are seeing the typically shakers, but a few bigger fish from 3-7lbs have been[…]

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  • Spring Fishing Report and a bit more...(BAJA)

    Nor Cal Fly Guides Fly Fishing Report Apr 26, 2017 | 14:40 pm

    Spring Fishing Report and a bit more...(BAJA) Hello Everyone,WOW, what a start to the 2017 fishing season. All we can say is water, water and more water. Oh and more water to come. Hopefully the rainy season is behind us, and only good fishing to come.This year has been a bit challenging, especially on local water. The opener on the American was the worst in years, the Feather was brown due to the damage to the dam, the Yuba was high and brown as well, everything was high and brown, even the Lower Sac. The only fishable water that kept me busy was the Trinity, but even that is now flowing to high. So you may be asking, is there anything fishable right now, and  the answer is yes and thats soon to come. For those that typically book fall/winter trips, I would highly recommend booking well in advance, the sooner the better. This fall is going to be one to remember, and I hope to be able to experience it with you. With the amount of water that we have, with plenty more to come, we will have plenty of water for fall fishing, and the water temps are going to be very favorable for the fish.[…]

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  • Febuary 2017 Fishing Report

    Nor Cal Fly Guides Fly Fishing Report Feb 9, 2017 | 13:41 pm

    Febuary 2017 Fishing Report Hello fellow anglers,This year has been a crazy wet mess so I hope all of you have stayed safe and dry while mother nature shows us her fury. With this wet season, most of you know it has left almost all of Northern California blown out and to high to fish. With more coming down, it doesn't look like the Sac Valley will clear up anytime soon. However, there has been a glimmer of hope, which I will talk about shortly. I will have to say, I am super excited and really looking forward to our spring to fall fishing with all the snow we have in the mountains. What this awesome snow pack means is a longer spring as well as a great summer and fall fishing with lots of cold water for the fish to thrive and for us to play. Even though things do not look so great right now, come late spring, summer and fall, its going to be great. So hang in there. If you are looking to get out now...........here ya go...............Fishing Report:Well this one is pretty easy, all rivers are blown and unfishable except for one.........Trinity River:The Trinity has been the saving grace[…]

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  • Dec/Jan Fishing Report

    Nor Cal Fly Guides Fly Fishing Report Dec 19, 2016 | 16:01 pm

    Dec/Jan Fishing Report Happy Holidays Everyone,Well as most of you know, we have received a ton of rain over the past week or two and it has done some good things as well as some not so good things to the our rivers, lakes and streams. The good: The reservoirs are filling up nicely, the snow pack is looking pretty good, and with more water flowing down the rivers, the winter fishing is looking to be pretty good after the beginning of the year.The not so good:As of right now, most of the Sac Valley Rivers are blown out, but don't worry, in a few short weeks, they will be back to fishing level as well as fishing clarity.Here is your local fishing reportTrinity River:Clarity: Good to getting perfectFlows:Lewiston - 300cfs steadyBucktail - 500cfs and droppingDouglas City - 775cfs and droppingJunction City - 1600cfs and droppingWow, the past few weeks on the Trinity have been extremely good to Nor Cal Fly Guides clients. While others have been working hard to find fish, we have consistently hooked a half a dozen adults on a daily basis, with my last 2 days up there hooking 16 adults and landing 8 of them, this being right after the[…]

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  • Northern California Fly Fishing Report - Dec 1, 2018

    Fly Fishing Specialties Dec 6, 2018 | 14:51 pm

    Northern California Fly Fishing Report - Dec 1, 2018 Winter arrived this last week and with it some much needed rain fall and snow in the high country. This new moisture is sure to get our anadromous friends moving in our Northern California rivers. After reading the report if anything hits your hot button, give us a call at (530)242-4122 or (707)287-2939. We will be happy to help set up some productive winter fishing. Click here to see what some of our recent guests have said... Our gift certificates for guided trips make great Christmas presents. Perhaps a not so subtle hint is in order? For more info on giving and receiving the gift of fly fishing click here...We want to say thank you to those of you who fished with us this year. We are already looking forward to 2019. There is still some good fishing to be had between now and then. Wishing you all the best.Merry Christmas from our Family to yours!Best Bets: Trinity, Klamath, Upper and Lower Sac, Yuba, Feather and Pyramid Lake NVAmerican River Steelhead - Poor to Fair. Striper - Poor. Shad - Poor Water Temps - mid 50's.  Flows 1,900 at Fair Oaks. Clarity - FairStill not much to report here. Some half pounders and adult fish pushed up into the hatchery[…]

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  • Northern California Fly Fishing Report Sept 28, 2018

    Fly Fishing Specialties Oct 2, 2018 | 20:37 pm

    Northern California Fly Fishing Report Sept 28, 2018 Fall is already "in the air" in the Northern California high country. This signals the approach of our favorite time of year. From trout and bass to steelhead and striper. The best fishing of the year is knocking on the door. We are really looking forward to making some great memories this Fall with you. After reading the report if anything hits your hot button give us a call at (530)242-4122 or (707)287-2939. Click here to see what some of our recent guests have said...Best Bets: McCloud River, Pit River, Putah Creek, Upper and Lower Sac - Trout, Lower Yuba River - Trout, Lake Almanor - Trout and Bass, Delta and Napa River - StriperAmerican River Striper - Poor, Steelhead - Fair to Poor. Striper - Fair. Water Temps - High 50's to low 60's.  Flows fluctuating daily from1,800 to 2,200 cfs from Lake Natoma. Clarity - Good (10 to 12 ft)Still not much to report here. Some half pounder action and a few adults along with a few straggler few striper around. Our sights will be set on Steelhead going into Fall and Winter. It is nice to have this fishery in our back yards during Fall and upcoming holiday season. Steehead Nymphs: Birds Nests 10 -14,[…]

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  • Northern California Fly Fishing Report August 17, 2018

    Fly Fishing Specialties Aug 18, 2018 | 10:49 am

    Northern California Fly Fishing Report August 17, 2018 Summer isn't even quite over yet but we are already thinking about great Fall fishing. From trout and bass to steelhead and striper. Great fishing awaits.Best Bets: McCloud River, Putah Creek, Upper and Lower Sac - Trout, Lower Yuba River - Trout and Striper, Sierra Foothill Lakes and Clear Lake - Bass, Lake Almanor - Trout and Bass, Napa River - StriperAmerican River Striper - Fair. Steelhead -  Poor Shad - Poor. Flows - 5,500 cfs at Natoma. Water Temps - Mid 50's. Clarity - 12 ft. visibility.The AR had a great push of shad this year and the fishing was pretty darn good. recently after the shad left striper fishing was really good. Currently the shad are all gone and striper fishing has slowed a bit in correlation. Don't get this wrong fishing is still decent, but it is mostly about trophy hunting. We are getting mostly 3 to 6 lb fish with a few to 10 or 12 lbs but this is not the numbers game that we are finding here earlier or are experiencing now the Western Delta and Napa River. For now you will want to start at first light and things have slowed by noon so we are often off the water by 1:00[…]

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  • Northern California Fly Fishing Report July 27, 2018

    Fly Fishing Specialties Jul 29, 2018 | 09:44 am

    Northern California Fly Fishing Report July 27, 2018 Summer is here full blast and along with it good fishing and the dreaded California fire season. There are some specific areas that are affected but the vast majority of the state is experiencing good fishing right now. Keep reading for the skinny on what is going on.Best Bets: McCloud River,  Putah Creek - Trout, Lower Yuba River - Trout and Striper. American River - Striper, Sierra Foothill Lakes and Clear Lake - Bass. - Bass, Lake Almanor - Trout and Bass. American River Striper - Fair to good. Steelhead -  Good Shad - Fair. Flows - 5,500 cfs at Natoma. Water Temps - Mid 50's. Clarity - 12 ft. visibility.The AR had a great push of shad this year and the fishing was pretty darn good. Currently the fishing continues and while you can still get out and hook a good number of them, things are on the down hill slope. We expect the shad fishing to hold out for another 2 maybe 3 weeks and then it will be all but over.Striper fishing has been good on several Nor Cal waters, and we are seeing larger than average fish to the boat as of late. The AR stripers are best chased from sun up till about noon,[…]

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  • Fly Fishing Specialties: Northern California Fly Fishing Report June 21, 20...

    Fly Fishing Specialties Jun 25, 2018 | 17:24 pm

    Fly Fishing Specialties: Northern California Fly Fishing Report June 21, 20...: Summer is here in Northern California and with it some warmer weather but also some great fishing opportunities. Time to take advanta...

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  • Northern California Fly Fishing Report June 21, 2018

    Fly Fishing Specialties Jun 23, 2018 | 10:12 am

    Northern California Fly Fishing Report June 21, 2018 Summer is here in Northern California and with it some warmer weather but also some great fishing opportunities. Time to take advantage of all the variety that the Golden State offers.Best Bets: Upper Sacramento, McCloud River,  Putah Creek - Trout, Lower Yuba River -Shad. American River - Shad and Striper, Sierra Foothill Lakes - Bass, Lake Almanor - Trout and Bass. Clear Lake Bass, Yosemite - TroutAmerican River Striper - Good. Steelhead -  Poor. Shad - GREAT!. Flows - 3,500 cfs at Natomas. Water Temps - Mid 50's Clarity - 5 to 6 ft. visibility.Not much has changed recently on the American. Flows are hovering around 3,500 and should remain around this level throughout the Summer. A few straggler Spring run steelhead and half pounders are around and are being taken on the swing as well as nymphing but our attention is now shifted to two perennial returnees to the American, Striper and Shad. Striper or Morone Saxatilis have moved up out of the San Joaquin River Delta and are here in the river to spawn. As opportunists and ambush predators they are more than happy to pounce on smaller baitfish that happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Subsequently they will also waylay[…]

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  • Northern California Fly Fishing Report May 11, 2018

    Fly Fishing Specialties May 12, 2018 | 10:28 am

    Northern California Fly Fishing Report May 11, 2018 Things are really jumping off right now throughout the Golden State for those of us who love to pursue fish with a fly. A myriad of exciting species are coming into range. Options include shad and striper which are entering the rivers to spawn, trout fishing is beginning to open up at the higher elevations and continued success on many central valley rivers. Largemouth and smallmouth fishing is taking off in our beloved Delta and Sierra Foothill Lakes and there are a few more days of swinging for Spring run steelhead to be had. There is something out there for everyone right now. From dries, nymphs and streamers to poppers and swung flies what ever your pleasure it's go time!.Best Bets: Lower Sacramento, Upper Sacramento, McCloud River,  Putah Creek - Trout, Yuba River -Shad and Striper, American River - Striper, Sierra foothill Lakes - Bass, Lake Almanor - Trout and Bass, American River Striper - Good to Great. Steelhead -  Poor. Shad - Fair to Good. Flows - 3,500 cfs at Natomas. Water Temps - Mid 50's Clarity - 5 to 6 ft. visibility.Flows are back up to 3,500 as of May 10 and should remain around this level throughout the Summer. A few straggler Spring run steelhead[…]

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  • Northern California Fly Fishing Report April 27, 2018

    Fly Fishing Specialties Apr 27, 2018 | 13:00 pm

    Northern California Fly Fishing Report April 27, 2018 Ok, so Spring has officially sprung (for real this time) and there is quite a bit of fishing to be had. Here is the skinny on whats going on here in Northern California.Best Bets: Lower Sacramento, McCloud River,  Putah Creek - Trout, Feather River - Steelhead, Sierra foothill Lakes - Bass, Lake Almanor - Trout and Bass, Pyramid Lake - Giant Cutthroat American River Steelhead - Fair. Flows - 2,500 cfs at Natomas. Water Temps - Mid 50's Clarity - 2 ft. visibility.Flows are back down to manageable levels and fishing is decent right now. Spring run fish are being taken on the swing as well as nymphing and there are some chances to swing up a smaller striper or two as well. Don't expect huge numbers but some quality fish being caught. The up side is it is close to home for many Sacramento area anglers. Nymphs: Birds Nests 10 -14, Copper Johns, Black or Olive Poopahs and Princes 14 -16. Micro Mays 14 to 18, Brown or Black Rubber Legs 6 - 10 and eggs ( Peachy King, Roe and Tangerine)Swinging: Silver Hiltons, Anderson's Classic, Fly Fishing Specialties Alevin, Anderson Euphoria, Heisenberg, Green Butt Skunk, Falken's Tiny Dancer, Hartwick's Purple Hilton, Hobo Spey, Intruders, Perpetrators, Beach[…]

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  • Northern California Fly Fishing Report April 6, 2018

    Fly Fishing Specialties Apr 27, 2018 | 12:52 pm

    Northern California Fly Fishing Report April 6, 2018 Best Bets: Lower Sac, McCloud, Putah Creek or Truckee - Trout,  Sierra Foothill Lakes, Lake Almanor - Trout. Pyramid Lake - Cutthroat.Spring has sprung...or so we thought. The North State received quite a bit of rain over the last 24 hours and rivers are on the rise all across the state. This will adversely affected the fishing on the short run on virtually all our rivers, but be a very good thing come summer. Instead of fishing come join us Fly Fishing Specialties for our free barbecue from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00. Ten to 50% off and top reps from your favorite fly companies will be on hand.  See you there!American River Steelhead - Poor. Flows - 25,000 cfs at Natomas. Water Temps - Mid 50's Clarity - 2 ft. visibility.Flows spiked from around 9,000 to over 25,000 cfs on the American in the last 24 hours! This has put the skids on things and it is anyone's guess as to when things will come back into shape and if it will be before the end of the run. this river isn't really worth fishing unless it is down closer to 3,500. Time to do some tying or binge watch Monster truck videos on[…]

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  • Northern California Fly Fishing Report March 9, 2018

    Fly Fishing Specialties Mar 10, 2018 | 22:38 pm

    Northern California Fly Fishing Report March 9, 2018 Best Bets: Lower Sac or Putah Creek - Trout, Trinity and Klamath- Steelhead, Lake Almanor - Trout. Pyramid - Cutthroat.Big Lake Almanor trout are one of the hot options right now!American River Steelhead - Fair. Flows - 2,000 cfs at Natomas. Water Temps - Mid 50's Clarity - 3 feet visibility.Fishing continues to be fair on the American. Well, we were hoping for rain...and rain is what we got! Recent precipitation has some late winter and early Spring run fish in the river at the same time. Flows are fairly stable at 2,000 cfs at Natomas although there have been periodic spikes but then flows have been stabilizing back to 2,000. We are hoping for some more rain to bring in some more Spring fish.In all honesty right now we are staying away from the American as fish are almost exclusively on reds in shallow water where targeting them is not a good idea. If you simply have no other option please stay off the reds and don't fish them. Nymphing under an indicator will work best but swinging is what we love most. For better numbers try dropping a nymph and split shot 4 to 6 feed below and indicator. If swinging is your deal,[…]

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  • GREAT DAY ON PYRAMID

    Pyramid Lake Guides Dec 12, 2018 | 00:22 am

    We had a good day with Rob and his son Drew! A big one got away! 

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  • FISHING REPORT DEC. 2018

    Pyramid Lake Guides Dec 7, 2018 | 21:06 pm

    Water temps are consistently dropping, heading towards the coldest part of the season. The fishing is good for big fish, numbers are not typically high during December but when anglers do get one to the net it’s typically good quality by means of size. Indicator fishing has been more productive than stripping. It appears that … Continue reading FISHING REPORT DEC. 2018 →

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  • LAKE FISHING TURNS ON

    Pyramid Lake Guides Nov 22, 2018 | 15:39 pm

    Water temps have dropped and the shore fishing has turned on. December should be good! Angler Curt Peterson sent us some great pics of his pontoon trip from last weekend. And the Chen family had a great day with us on the water yesterday, with Guide Bill Kitchen. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  • VETERAN LANDS GREAT FISH

    Pyramid Lake Guides Nov 12, 2018 | 10:05 am

    Veteran Scott R. and his wife had a great day on Pyramid Lake yesterday. Scott landed this beautiful chromer on Veteran’s Day! Great job, great fish! 🇺🇸 THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE 🇺🇸

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  • HIT AND MISS, SOME SHORE ACTION

    Pyramid Lake Guides Nov 3, 2018 | 11:08 am

    The last few days have produced some decent fish from shore, which is an improvement from the last few weeks. The most likely cause was the drop in temps, which have picked back up today with 62 for the high, and 70 tomorrow. So the long and short is that it’s hit and miss right … Continue reading HIT AND MISS, SOME SHORE ACTION →

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  • ROAD CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY

    Pyramid Lake Guides Oct 21, 2018 | 23:26 pm

    The road to Monument is being worked and is expected to open within a few weeks. Thanks to the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe for all their hard work, we look forward to fishing the north end of the lake again soon!

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  • PYRAMID LAKE FISHING REPORT

    Pyramid Lake Guides Oct 21, 2018 | 12:05 pm

    The last storm dropped the surface temps clearing out the bait balls to deeper water. Reports have been slow from shore, with boaters and float tubers having better luck. The lake is in a transition phase right now, shore fishing will improve once more winter storms roll in and water temps drop below 55°. Crossing … Continue reading PYRAMID LAKE FISHING REPORT →

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  • 2018-2019 SEASON IS OPEN!

    Pyramid Lake Guides Oct 1, 2018 | 08:05 am

    Welcome to the opener Anglers! We hope everyone had a great summer, and that you all have an even better winter going after those massive Cutthroats! Please make sure you follow all Tribal regulations while enjoying your time on the lake. Go get that 20 pounder!

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  • SEASON OPENS OCT. 1, FEES INCREASE

    Pyramid Lake Guides Sep 11, 2018 | 23:56 pm

    The season opener is just a few weeks away! On Oct. 1 anxious anglers can once again chase that elusive 20 pound lahontan cutthroat. Please make sure you check all Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribal regulations before heading out on the water; online permits will be available after Sept. 17, 2018.  We encourage visitors to please … Continue reading SEASON OPENS OCT. 1, FEES INCREASE →

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  • BEST TIME TO FISH PYRAMID

    Pyramid Lake Guides Aug 15, 2018 | 17:06 pm

    WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO FISH PYRAMID LAKE, NV? We get asked this question A LOT. There’s no short answer to it, and it greatly depends on who you ask. It also depends on what you are looking for– numbers? no crowds? fair weather? best chance for a 20 lb. cutthroat? shore, boat, or … Continue reading BEST TIME TO FISH PYRAMID →

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  • Fishing Report December 9th 2018

    Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing Dec 9, 2018 | 23:45 pm

    The recent cold weather has started to change the conditions at Pyramid. The fishing is starting to slow down for numbers but there are quite a few big fish still being caught. The colder water which is now in the mid to high 40’s has sent a lot of the fish into deeper warmer water. [...]

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  • Fishing Report November 26th 2018

    Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing Nov 26, 2018 | 09:02 am

      Pyramid continues to put out some big fish. This time of year, is maybe the best for a chance to catch that “Fish of a Lifetime”. The fish are very “Hot” right now as well. Fish in the 5-8-pound range are probably the most aggressive and it is not uncommon to have a fish [...]

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  • Fishing Report November 11 2018

    Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing Nov 11, 2018 | 21:33 pm

    Pyramid is on fire after a few weeks of flow fishing. The water temperatures have cooled enough to bring fish back in close to shore. There have been quite a few big fish caught in the last week. It is still day to day but it is worth doing for sure. This week is going [...]

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  • July News and Fall Forecast including Float Tube Outing

    Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing Jul 31, 2018 | 18:11 pm

    Pyramid is closed until October 1st. There have been more fires in the lake basin and the South West side of the lake is still dealing with a fairly large fire. The road between Nixon and Sutcliff has been closed a few times as well. If you are traveling out to the lake for some [...]

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  • Fishing Report June 25th 2018

    Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing Jun 25, 2018 | 19:26 pm

    With only 4 days left in the season, the report is going to be short. The lake water temperatures are climbing fast now with summer setting in and most of the fish are in deeper cooler water. If you are looking to get in one last trip, fish areas that have access to deeper water [...]

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  • Fishing Report May 1st 2017

    Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing May 1, 2017 | 16:29 pm

    Well May is here and it feels more like Mid-April. The water temperatures are 5-7 degrees colder than normal and the weather has been colder than normal most of the last month. Add the Truckee River flowing into the lake at over 5000 CFS and you have the makings for an extended season. The lake [...]

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  • Fishing Report March 30th 2017

    Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing Mar 30, 2017 | 14:32 pm

    Pyramid Lake Spring season and the spawn rolls on into April. There have been 3 successful spawns at the hatchery on the lake so far. Even with all of the water and the lake coming up everything seems to be right on time. Water temperatures are approaching 50 degrees and the weather has been pretty [...]

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  • Pyramid Lake Clinic April 22nd 2017

    Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing Mar 27, 2017 | 12:04 pm

    2017 Pyramid Lake One Day Clinic with optional 2nd day guided fishing This clinic is a re-scheduled event. Our regular clinic in February that is in association with our Pyramid Lake Celebration in February was canceled due to lake closure during the floods. The clinic will be a one day event covering everything you need [...]

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  • Fishing Report March 5th 2017

    Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing Mar 5, 2017 | 12:15 pm

    Pyramid Lake Spring season and the spawn rolls on into April. There have been 3 successful spawns at the hatchery on the lake so far. Even with all of the water and the lake coming up everything seems to be right on time. Water temperatures are approaching 50 degrees and the weather has been pretty [...]

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  • March 30th Fishing Report

    Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing Feb 20, 2017 | 14:21 pm

    Pyramid Lake Spring season and the spawn rolls on into April. There have been 3 successful spawns at the hatchery on the lake so far. Even with all of the water and the lake coming up everything seems to be right on time. Water temperatures are approaching 50 degrees and the weather has been pretty [...]

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