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  • Lower Sac: Yeah its a little warm.Who cares?

    Confluence Outfitters Fishing Report Jun 22, 2017 | 19:00 pm

    Brian Kohlman and I guided three great guys on the Lower Sac Tuesday and Wednesday.  The air temp was a little warm (one reading said 114), and the second day we had some strong morning winds which gave us a few challenges.  The guys did great and the fishing was really good.  Being on the water provides a nice breeze all day and plenty of cold water to cool off with.  Our group had lots of hook-ups both days and we put a lot of good, quality fish in the nets.  The fishing was consistant all day and the fish were grabbing a variety of nymphs.  Don't let the weather scare you, the Lower Sac is a great place this time of year.

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  • Southern Oregon: Rogue River Salmonfly hatch

    Confluence Outfitters Fishing Report Jun 21, 2017 | 19:00 pm

    Salmonflies are popping on the upper Rogue river. Dry fly fishing at its best, the fish are really looking up for this hatch. It won't be here for too long, so don't wait to book your trip. 

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  • Fall River: Hex hatch is on!

    Confluence Outfitters Fishing Report Jun 21, 2017 | 19:00 pm

    It's time to fish the epic Hex Hatch on Fall River.  I have a few nights available on June 26 & 27 and July 11 & 12.  I've been fishing this unique hatch for 15 years, and it still is as exciting for me as it was on day one.  The good thing about this hot weather coming up is that the hatch should go off!

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  • Hosted Travel: Incredible trip to Christmas Island

    Confluence Outfitters Fishing Report Jun 20, 2017 | 19:00 pm

    Christmas Island is on every saltwater angler's Bucket List, and it will stay on mine as a place I will certainly visit again.  Our group had about as good as a remote destination trip we could get, experiencing great weather, incredible fishing, and a great time off the water.  The trophy fish in CXI is the elusive GT, which we all had multiple shots at every day.  While hunting them we would encounter and catch three other types of trevally, all of which are incredible fighters and beautiful fish.  We hunted the cool and elusive trigger fish, and the huge numbers of bonefish on seemingly endless flats CXI is famous for.  We also fished the ocean side for GTs in the beach break, which was exciting, technical and just awesome.  It reminded me chasing roosters on the beach in Baja when they still existed there. This diverse fishery is a superb saltwater trip for anglers of all skill and experience levels.  Contact me with any questions about this venue and to help you book your trip.

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  • Lower Sac: No Title

    Confluence Outfitters Fishing Report Jun 18, 2017 | 19:00 pm

    Well...it was pretty darn hot today, but reasonably comfortable on the water.  Fishing has been up and down the past few weeks, but the fish were very grabby this morning, then it slowed down late-morning, but then picked back up this afternoon.  The key is to start early on these really hot days.  Everything landed today was over 16 inches!

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  • Trinity River: Swinging flies for Trinity River Steelhead

    Confluence Outfitters Fishing Report Jun 15, 2017 | 19:00 pm

    I'm on the eve of heading north to Alaska for what promises to be an adventuruous summer of guiding and backpacking, but before I go, I wanted to share some flies and thoughts for targeting Trinity River Steelhead. Every summer we all have to hold our breath in anticipation of the first returning summer run fish who make their way to the Trinity by way of the Klamath. There are fish in the river all year long, but it usually isn't until some time in mid-August that they start to show up on the Trinity en mass. By October the river is loaded from top to bottom. During this time finding water that hasn't been pressured can become as difficult a task as bringing one of these storied fish to hand. While most guides prefer to focus on the upper river, my favorite beats are mainly between Hawkins Bar and Willow Creek. I like this stretch for two reasons:1) It doesn't get anywhere near the amount of pressure that the upper river does.2) It offers the perfect venue for presenting a swung fly to Trinity River steelhead. This river, and specifically this stretch of river, offers one of the best places in the lower[…]

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  • Eagle Canyon: Announcing our 2017-18 Schedule!

    Confluence Outfitters Fishing Report Jun 14, 2017 | 19:00 pm

    We have just set our 2017-18 schedule for Eagle Canyon.  Last year was so busy that we couldn't fit in everybody that wanted to come, so this year we're adding an extra month to our season.  Opening Day is December 9th, 2017 and we will be open through mid-April of 2018.  We are taking reservations for the 2017-18 season now, so jump on your preferred date soon!  Everything other than the schedule is the same as last year - same rates, same rest day before every party, and plenty of big trophy trout!

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  • Lower Sac: No Title

    Confluence Outfitters Fishing Report Jun 9, 2017 | 19:00 pm

    The river has been fickle recently.  One day the fish are super grabby - and the next day you're working hard for every hook-up.  All and all, the river is fishing well!  With the closure of the upper section, I expect the fish to be in great shape and very willing to eat flies in August.  Today, we had the pleasure of guiding a Project Healing Waters group coordinated by the Golden Gate Angling and Casting Club.  Everyone in the group landed fish, and some landed quite few!  It was a positve experience for everyone and I look forward to working with them all again in the future.  All our area waters are fishable now, so let's get out and go fishing!

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  • Lower Sac: No Title

    Confluence Outfitters Fishing Report Jun 6, 2017 | 19:00 pm

    The Lower Sac fished great for us today.  I guided Tom from the Diablo Valley Fly Fishers club.  The nymphing was red-hot from the start and stayed that way most of the day.   We had good luck on a variety of patterns, including PMD nymphs, caddis pupas, rubberlegs, and egg patterns.  The average size fish was just under 18" today.  It seems like the bug life is getting better every day.  We had a front come in this afternoon and the PMDs started to hatch in good numbers.  We even saw a few rising fish.  The next 3 days are supposed to be cooler and rainy, so we might bring some good dry fly fishing...

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  • Klamath River: Salmonfly Hatch is happening

    Confluence Outfitters Fishing Report Jun 6, 2017 | 19:00 pm

    No need to travel all the way to the Deschutes or Montana to fish the Salmonfly hatch...it is going off on the Upper Rogue and Klamath Rivers right now.  The fish are just starting to look for them these past few days on both rivers.  The Klamath has finally dropped down to a very fishable 1500 CFS at Iron Gate.  The upper Rogue is at perfect flows to both fish big drys from the boat, and get out and swing trout spey rods to very eager fish.  I floated with Ashland Fly Shop's John Hazelett on Monday, we hooked dozens of trout on big Salmonfly patterns and swinging stonefly patterns on 4wt spey rods.  Most of these fish are between 9 to 12 inches, but we hooked a half dozen or so in that 15 inch range.  All these fish were nice wild rainbows or beautiful cutthrout trout.  The hatch should go for a few more weeks.

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