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  • Guilty as Charged

    andyguibord Feb 1, 2012 | 04:38 am

     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 →

  • A Welcome Stench

    andyguibord Jan 24, 2012 | 02:09 am

    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 →

  • 1/2 pounders, part 2…

    andyguibord Sep 22, 2011 | 15:41 pm

    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 →

  • 1/2 pounders… part one…

    andyguibord Sep 22, 2011 | 04:32 am

    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 →

  • Spoonful of thought…

    andyguibord Sep 19, 2011 | 07:14 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 →

  • Surprise , surprise.

    andyguibord Sep 3, 2011 | 07:19 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 →

  • Impotency

    andyguibord Sep 2, 2011 | 15:46 pm

    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 →

  • Fools Gold

    andyguibord Sep 2, 2011 | 07:41 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 →

  • August Moon

    andyguibord Aug 13, 2011 | 06:15 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 →

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

    andyguibord Jul 18, 2011 | 17:59 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 →


  • Spring 2020 Fishing Report

    Nor Cal Fly Guides Fly Fishing Report Mar 15, 2020 | 03:40 am

    Spring 2020 Fishing Report Hello Everyone,I want to first start of by saying thank you to all that attended the Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show. This was my first year having at booth there, and because of you all it was an absolute success. I will definitely continue having a booth there for years to come. Also thank you to all that come to my booth, it was a pleasure meeting new faces and potential future clients and of course I can never forget those that came by that I have had the pleasure of guiding over the years. Thank you to you all.Now for the Spring ReportWell, we officially had the driest February on record and it looked like March might have been the same way until the weather we are getting right now. This rain is definitely needed and will only make the fishing better in the long run. The 2020 season has started off with a bang and with some very unusual and extremely warm temperatures. It has brought the best Skwala hatch that I have seen in years and is still going strong and with other bugs in the mix. The steelhead have finally arrived and the fishing is pretty darn[…]

  • 2020 New Years Nor Cal Fishing Report

    Nor Cal Fly Guides Fly Fishing Report Jan 2, 2020 | 03:05 am

    2020 New Years Nor Cal Fishing Report Happy New Years Everyone,I am hoping that everyone had a great and safe New Year and a very Merry Christmas. Where did the 2019 season go? Cant believe 2020 is already here.I have always loved the new year, it brings openers on rivers in Nor Cal, new license purchases, the start of the NFL Playoffs and new years resolutions. But it also means planning for 2020 fishing adventures and there is no better time than now. With the late 2019 season rains, that were much needed, they brought new life to many of our Nor Cal rivers and Im really looking forward to late winter and early spring.Here is you 2020 Nor Cal New Years Fishing ReportTRINITYFlows: 300 Lewiston, 350 DC, 470 JC, 660 Del LomaClarity: ClearFishing: Good to GreatThe December rains really woke up the Trinity from working hard for a few fish to hooking consistent numbers under an indicator as well as swinging. The fish are not as big as usual, but what they lack in size they sure make up in pure spunk. On average, we are hooking 4-8lb fish and each one has been a firecracker. The Trinity will have steady fishing throughout the rest of winter and[…]

  • Summer Fishing Report

    Nor Cal Fly Guides Fly Fishing Report Jul 26, 2019 | 18:14 pm

    Summer Fishing Report Hello Fellow Anglers,Hope everyone is doing well, and out enjoying some of the good to great fishing we are seeing these summer days. With shad season at its end we now time to turn our efforts towards summer steelhead, stripers and trout for the next few months till the fall season hits us with a bang. The water flows and temps are really good right now, the fishing is good to great, so what are you waiting for, time to get out, make those presentation right and get those lines tight.Speaking of shad, what a season we had this year, the busiest for me yet. For some that got to experience the Yuba for shad it was absolutely epic, for others unfortunately I was fully booked up and we couldnt get out on the water together this year, hopefully we will in 2020. My first shad trip this season was May 5th and my last June 27th, prime days were May 15th to June 15th. The best day on the water we landed 148 shad between 2 anglers while the average day was between 60-70 shad to hand for 2 anglers. The pressure from boats and anglers was very low[…]

  • 2019 New Years Report and ISE SHOW SPECIAL

    Nor Cal Fly Guides Fly Fishing Report Jan 15, 2019 | 23:44 pm

    2019 New Years Report and ISE SHOW SPECIAL Happy New Years EverybodyI hope that everyone had a fun and safe New Years as well as a very Merry Christmas.With the recent Xmas and New Years rains, they have brought new life to our Nor Cal rivers and the winter fishing is something to write home about, and its only gonna get better on each and everyone of them.Before we get into the fishing report, Id like to let everyone know that I will be at the ISE Show on Thursday and Saturday, and will be hanging out at the Fly Fishing Specialties booth in Building C. If you are deciding to go, come in and say hi. Ill also be offering a show special for anyone looking to book a trip, or several at the show with me. Book at the show and receive $50 off on any full day guided trip. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.Trinity RiverFlows: 300cfs Lewiston, 400cfs Steelhead Bridge, 475 DC, 700 JCRiver Clarity: 8ft very slight greenFishing: Good to greatI have been spending a good amount of time here over the past 2 months and for good reason, the fishing is good on all fronts. The rains have[…]

  • Winter 2018 Fishing Report

    Nor Cal Fly Guides Fly Fishing Report Nov 29, 2018 | 22:09 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[…]

  • July Summer Fishing Report

    Nor Cal Fly Guides Fly Fishing Report Jul 6, 2018 | 23:37 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[…]

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

    Nor Cal Fly Guides Fly Fishing Report May 16, 2018 | 17:52 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[…]

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

    Nor Cal Fly Guides Fly Fishing Report Apr 2, 2018 | 03:12 am

    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[…]

  • January 2018 Fishing Report

    Nor Cal Fly Guides Fly Fishing Report Jan 17, 2018 | 20:53 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[…]

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

    Nor Cal Fly Guides Fly Fishing Report Nov 14, 2017 | 01:22 am

    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[…]


  • Fly Fishing Specialties Apr 1, 2020 | 03:03 am

    Lower Sac, Upper Sac and Pit have been excellent options and where we've been spending majority of our time the past few weeks. The vast majority of our trips are being rescheduled due to the COVID-19 craziness but there is some great fishing to be had with very few folks out on the rivers. Lower Sac: Great trout fishing right now. PMD, Baetis, and March Brown hatches have been heavy the past few weeks. We've had some great windows to throw the dry fly to big sippers during some of these hatches as well. Primarily a nymph game but the these dry fly windows are an absolute blast when they happen. Weather patterns look good and fishing should remain the same. Upper Sac: Midges, Baetis and Stoneflies have been catching fish.. some very nice fish that have moved up from the lake are around along with plenty of smaller fish. Primarily a subsurface game until April/May when the big stoneflies start flying. Great walk/wade option right now. Pit: Has been fantastic. The trout haven't been discriminating much on the food they want. Stoneflies, caddis and general attractors will catch fish here right now. Great option especially with the weather beginning to warm up. Awesome place to tight-line nymph and not[…]

  • Northern California Fly Fishing Report Jan 21, 2020

    Fly Fishing Specialties Jan 22, 2020 | 00:40 am

    Northern California Fly Fishing Report Jan 21, 2020 Northern California Fly Fishing Report January 21, 2020Happy New Year everyone. We are excited for the great memories and fish to be caught in the coming year. Hope to see you on the water!Best Bets: Feather, American, Trinity amd Klamath - Steelhead, Lower Sacramento River - Trout, Sierra Foothill Lakes - Bass and trout, Pyramid Lake - CutthroatLake Almanor - TroutRating: Fair Hit or miss between storms Flows: DroppingWater Temps: 34 - 39 DegClarity:  8 to 12 ftFishing Report:  Catch rates have been good on slightly overcast days and challenging on stormy ones. Most rainbows are in the spawn now so be gentle if you get one. There are some sterile holder over planted fish that have been eating in coves mixed with wild prespawn fish. Additionally browns have been cruising targeting crawfish and smelt.  Fall season on Almanor got off to a slow start but the bite is picking up. The key has been been getting out when it isn't blowing like crazy or snowing a bunch. On days between storms the bite has been great. Rainbows have been eating small midges and other insects while the browns have good deep and are eating smelt. Expect fishing to be good in between storms all winter.[…]

  • Northern California Fly Fishing Report December 6, 2019

    Fly Fishing Specialties Dec 6, 2019 | 22:45 pm

    Northern California Fly Fishing Report December 6, 2019 And just like that Winter arrived! Recent winter storms have brought much needed rain and some fresh fish. There are some good opportunities for trout, bass and steelhead right now. We have key Holiday dates for Steelhead close to home on the Feather, trout on the Lower Sacramento Rover and you may want to leave a not so subtle hint about our gift certificates.We hope this Christmas Season you will have an opportunity to share some time with your loved ones, give back and perhaps even wet a line with those closest to you. Have a merry Christmas everyone!Best Bets: Feather, Trinity amd Klamath - Steelhead, Lower Sacramento River - Trout, Sierra Foothill Lakes - Bass and troutLake Almanor - TroutRating: Fair to Great depending on weatherFlows: Slowly droppingWater Temps: 43 - 44 DegClarity:  8 ftFishing Report:  This Fall season on Almanor got off to a slow start but the bite is picking up. The key has been been getting out when it isn't blowing like crazy or snowing a bunch. On days between storms the bite has been great. Rainbows have been eating small midges and other insects while the browns have good deep and are eating smelt. Expect fishing to be good in between[…]

  • Northern California Fly Fishing Report Nov 1, 2019

    Fly Fishing Specialties Nov 3, 2019 | 08:54 am

    Northern California Fly Fishing Report Nov 1, 2019 Fall fishing is very good throughout California for those willing to brave the wind and uncertain weather conditions. Our hearts go out to those displaced by fire and or potentially in harms way. There are plenty of great options for trout, steelhead, striper etc. that are completely unaffected by fires. Time to go fish!Your adventure awaits! PC: Chris NicolaBest bets; Putah Creek, Lower Sacramento, Pit River, McCloud River, Truckee or Yuba - Trout,  Trinity and Feather River - Steelhead, Delta, S.F. Bay Striper and Napa River - Striper, Pyramid Lake - Cutties!Lake Almanor - TroutRating: Fair and getting betterFlows: Slowly droppingWater Temps: 52 - 55 DegClarity: 6 to 15 ftAnglers willing to deal with cold temps are being rewarded on Almanor! PC Mark AntaramianFishing Report:  There were high expectations on the floating smelt bite. Strangely enough there are plenty of smelt around however fish seem to be so well fed that they are just not willing to chase them down. We got in a few days where fish seeming to be interested and then BAM the wind came in and with it cold air really put a damper things. Currently the lake is turning over and the fishing is taking off! This could[…]

  • Northern California Fly Fishing Report Sept 20, 2019

    Fly Fishing Specialties Sep 20, 2019 | 16:42 pm

    Northern California Fly Fishing Report Sept 20, 2019 Fall has arrived in Northern California and with it some of the very best fly fishing of the year!From trout and bass to striper and steelhead there is plenty of action for what ever your skills and preferences are. It's go time!!!Best bets; Putah Creek, Lower Sacramento, Upper Sacramento, Pit River, McCloud River or Truckee - Trout,  Trinity and Feather River - Steelhead, Delta, S.F. Bay Striper and Napa River - StriperLake Almanor - Trout and Smallmouth Bass Rating: Poor to Fair but improving soonFlows: NaWater Temps: 56-63 DegClarity: 8 to 12 ftFishing Report: Fishing conditions are tough right now for trout. The Hex fishing is long gone but it was a good season for sure with lots of nice browns, bows and smalleys in the net and happy guests! Things have definitely slowed after the Hex hatch ended. Best fishing has been targeting smallmouth in 15 to 20 ft of water off rocky points and rock ledges. Trout fishing has been very challenging but getting ready to change. Currently fish are swimming around deep (205 to 30 ft) cruising around gorging on tiny Daphnia Zooplankton. Since they are like a size 34 to 40 it is impossible to mimic these almost microinvertibrates. By early[…]

  • Northern California Fly Fishing Report July 12, 2019

    Fly Fishing Specialties Jul 13, 2019 | 02:19 am

    Northern California Fly Fishing Report July 12, 2019 Happy Summer everyone. From fireworks and Bar-B-Q to High Sierra trout fishing and topwater Bass fishing...this time of year sure is a blast. Lots of water is making for a great season. Get out and play everyone!Best bets; Lower Sacramento, Fall River, Pit River, McCloud River or Truckee - Trout,  Feather River - Steelehead, American River - Shad, Lake Almanor - Trout and Bass. Lake Almanor - Trout and Smallmouth Bass Rating:Great Flows: NaWater Temps: 61-67 DegClarity: 8 to 12 ftFishing Report: Fishing has been good on most days as long as wind cooperates. Now is the time to catch both trout and bass in good numbers on Almanor. The hex hatch will start to taper off soon so now is the time to go. This sought after hatch is something you don't want to miss. Best flies: Hex nymphs, Tan or gray Leaches(simulate hex nymphs emerging) Hex dries a last light.Guide Tip: Start at 25ft and work to 10ft over muddy Bottom. Channels and drops can be very productive. Throwing a seductive looking leach can elicit some hard strikes from Smallmouth as well as browns and bows. American River - Shad - Fair, Striper - Fair to Good, Steelhead - PoorRating: GoodFlows: 4,000 CFSVisibility : GoodFishing Report:  Shad are still lurking around in the[…]

  • Northern California Fly Fishing Report May 16, 2019

    Fly Fishing Specialties May 17, 2019 | 00:18 am

    Northern California Fly Fishing Report May 16, 2019 Water water everywhere...Good fishing to be had despite higher than normal flows. It is going to be a great Summer and Fall as a result. Time to get out and take advantage of all the opportunities. Best bets; Lower Sac, Pit River or McCloud, Fall River - Trout,  American and Yuba River - Shad, Lake Berryessa, Oroville and Clear Lake - Bass. Lake Almanor - Trout and Smallmouth Bass - Good to GreatRating:Good to greatFlows: NaWater Temps: 55 to 60 DegClarity: 8 to 20 ftFishing Report: It is finally warming up!! Smallmouth are on a tear!! there are lots of reds already but plenty of pre-spawn bass. Please stay away from those spawning fish. Clouser minnows and crawdad patterns have been best. The Chironomid hatch is also in full swing. Rainbows are taking them in open water. Lots of rising fish in areas where the hatch is heaviest. Best flies have been #14 to 16 Mercury Midge however just about any midge will do.Guide Tip: Look for the Rising Bows when you're looking for Trout the Pre-Spawn Bass have been Hanging near the areas there planning on Spawning. If you see Spawning Bass just go to the nearest Drop off.American River - Shad -[…]

  • Northern California Fly Fishing Report - April 12, 2019

    Fly Fishing Specialties Apr 12, 2019 | 20:29 pm

    Northern California Fly Fishing Report - April 12, 2019 Spring seems to have finally arrived here in Northern California. With it some much needed fishing time for us and our guests. Several waters are still closed however the general trout season opener is right around the corner! For now there are a few good year round trout options to go with good striper and red hot bass fishing!Best bets; Delta - Striper, Lake Berryessa, Clear Lake - Bass, Truckee - Trout, Trinity -Steelhead, Pyramid - CutthroatsAmerican River- SteelheadRating: FairFlows: 10kClarity: Gin on the rocksAnglers are surprisingly catching a fair number of steelhead.  Fresh chrome fish are still entering the system.  This is abnormal but no one is complaining about steelhead fishing in April. The fish are reacted well to swung flies.  Classic flies have been producing.  Try a Anderson’s Euphoria or a Thalken's Tiny Dancer. Shad season is just around the corner.  The end of the month the river should be full of fish.  High water years make really good shad runs.  On their tails are the stripers.  This is going to one heck of a shad/striper year in the Sacramento valley.Guide Tip: Make sure to be in a boat at 10k. There isn’t a lot of on foot access right[…]

  • Northern California Fly Fishing Report - Dec 1, 2018

    Fly Fishing Specialties Dec 6, 2018 | 20:51 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[…]

  • Northern California Fly Fishing Report Sept 28, 2018

    Fly Fishing Specialties Oct 3, 2018 | 01:37 am

    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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    Pyramid Lake Guides Mar 10, 2020 | 21:24 pm

    We are in the height of peak season on Pyramid! The fishing is great, even on bluebird days. Greg and Andy were able to hit a storm last weekend and reel in over 80 fish in just 3 days, including some Big Boys in the teens! We’ve had some dates open up in March so … Continue reading MARCH PRIME TIME →

  • 18+ LBS TO THE NET

    Pyramid Lake Guides Feb 20, 2020 | 22:21 pm

    We recently had a great trip with Billy, Clayton, Brent, and Patrick! One of their Hogs weighed in at just under 19 lbs.


    Pyramid Lake Guides Feb 10, 2020 | 19:50 pm

    The weather on the lake has been all over the place, but the good fishing has remained consistent . We will start to see some pre-spawn action with more fish in the shallows soon. Despite popular belief, the recent full moon did not seem to affect the fishing at all. It appears that storms and … Continue reading FEBRUARY FISHING →


    Pyramid Lake Guides Jan 31, 2020 | 19:54 pm

    We’ve had some nice weather almost in the 60s out at Pyramid lately, which means the fishing has been a little slow but maintains quality over quantity! Any cast can result in a big fish, but you have to put in the time….


    Pyramid Lake Guides Jan 27, 2020 | 04:27 am

    The last few years right around MLK Day the fishing has been good! We are seeing 5-10 strikes a day with nice size fish landed on an indicator. Stripping has also done well on windy days.


    Pyramid Lake Guides Jan 15, 2020 | 03:38 am

    January can be hit or miss, today was a HIT! Guide’s day off, appx 10 each, sun-up to sun-down (Nick Jackson and Ryan Dangerfield).


    Pyramid Lake Guides Dec 29, 2019 | 22:37 pm

    The cutthroat this season have been big so far! Lots of 10+ pound fish. We can’t wait to see what’s to come! January still has some open dates, last season we had a phenomenal month fishing and weather wise!


    Pyramid Lake Guides Dec 29, 2019 | 22:27 pm

    The Boise Boys landed some quality fish on their latest Pyramid trip!


    Pyramid Lake Guides Dec 6, 2019 | 18:38 pm

    Last week Gary and Jerry landed a whole bunch of hogs on the Zig Jig!  Another client, Peter has been regularly Landing them on the jig as well! The fishing is great right now, get out there.


  • Fishing Report March 8 2020

    Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing Mar 8, 2020 | 16:59 pm

    March is here and so are the people and the fish. Every year anglers come from all over the country in March to chase the fish of a lifetime. The conditions this year are much drier than the past few years and there are a lot of high pressure sunny calm days. Even though this [...]

  • Fishing Report February 18 2020

    Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing Feb 18, 2020 | 19:19 pm

    Late February at the lake and so far, so good. The spring fishing seems to be in full swing already with little or no cold weather and or precipitation soon. The water temperature is already 47 degrees which is probably a couple of weeks ahead of schedule. We could still have a cold snap and [...]

  • December 27 Fishing Report

    Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing Dec 27, 2019 | 18:08 pm

    We have had a pretty good start to the winter fishing on Pyramid. The numbers of fish being caught are low but there are some nice sized fish being caught. The lake has been going through some changes over the last few years due to water levels and the fish stocking program. It appears the [...]

  • Fishing Report October 29th 2019

    Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing Oct 30, 2019 | 02:47 am

    The lake is fishing pretty good for late October. Usually there is a lull in the fishing after the first couple weeks of the season until the water cools in mid November. Everything seems to be happening early this fall. The shore fishing is already picking up and should be good until we start to [...]

  • Fishing Report June 11th 2019

    Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing Jun 12, 2019 | 04:51 am

    The lake closes for the summer at the end of June. Normally by this time of year we have forgotten about Pyramid and have moved on to other area waters. This season with all the high water on the area streams we have spent way more time on Pyramid later in the spring. WOW have [...]

  • April 22 2019

    Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing Apr 22, 2019 | 23:42 pm

    The lake continues to produce some huge Cutthroat Trout. Like we said in our February event at the Nugget, the numbers this year would be down which has been the case almost all season. This is due to the new stocking format of more Pilot Peak strain fish and less Summit Lake strain fish. There [...]

  • Pyramid Lake February Fishing Report

    Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing Feb 5, 2019 | 19:47 pm

    Pyramid Lake Report 2/5/19: The Lake has been fishing really well with the mild winter we are having. Lake surface temps are around 43-45*F. But look for it to slow down with the cold snap that is hitting this week and the possibility of the lake turning over when temps hits 41*F on the surface. [...]

  • Pyramid Lake Celebration Update 2-5-19

    Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing Feb 5, 2019 | 19:12 pm

    February 15th Pyramid Lake Celebration Update Hey Folks, Rob Anderson here. I just got back from a month in Brazil to find the event in really good shape. Prizes are rolling in, we have a great guest speaker and signups are going well for both the Friday night free Celebration at the Nugget and the [...]

  • Fishing Report December 9th 2018

    Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing Dec 10, 2018 | 05:45 am

    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. [...]

  • Fishing Report November 26th 2018

    Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing Nov 26, 2018 | 15:02 pm

      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 [...]