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  • Klamath River: Klamath / Trinity

    Confluence Outfitters Fishing Report Oct 17, 2017 | 19:00 pm

    The Lower Klamath is fishing fair/good with a mix of 1/2 pounders and adults to 4lbs, I jumped a couple of chrome bright steelhead in the 8-10 lb range in a tailout making there way up river. The mouth of the Klamath is open and fresh Steelhead continue to trickle in, the numbers are down from the average but the pressure on the Lower Klamath is almost nonexistent resulting in some pretty darn good fishing at times ! as well as being some of the best swing water in the Lower 48 !The fishing on the Trinity is similar, a fair number of steelhead, the overall numbers are down but the size is up from typical. The Feds have trapped and released some fairly large Steelhead at the weir in Willow Creek recently.The Swing fishing on the Lower Sac is better then normal for this time of year for wild Rainbow's and a mix of Wild and Hatchery Steelhead. With a lack of Salmon on Red's the fish don't seem to have there typical October tunnel vision of feeding almost exclusevly on Salmon Eggs.

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  • Lower Sac: Swinging em up

    Confluence Outfitters Fishing Report Oct 16, 2017 | 19:00 pm

    I got out on the river for a few hours today with fellow guide Randy Hamann.  There are a lot of nice fish to be caught on the Lower Sac right now.  "Coleman" steelhead, meaning fin-clipped steelhead that originate from the Coleman fish hatchery on Battle Creek, are fairly thick in the river this year.  Our guides have been catching them from Red Bluff all the way up to the Sundial Bridge in Redding.  Most of these fish are in the 3 pound range, but we've hooked some up to 5 pounds.  I lost a big one today that tore off line and jumped its way to the middle of the river.  These fish are good eaters and come well to the swung (or even stripped) fly and the dead-drifted nymph. 

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  • Lower Sac: No Title

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

    I had the pleasure of guiding Karl and his father Dave again today.  It was game-on from the beginning when Karl hooked into several really big fish early on. The fishing was fairly consistent all day and it seemed like we had the river to ourselves.  The temps are ideal and the fish are really starting to key on egg patterns, but rubberlegs still seem to produce the most fish.  

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  • Eagle Canyon: No Title

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

    Our eBay auction for Opening Day is now live: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Opening-Day-at-Eagle-Canyon-Private-Fly-Fishing-for-Trout-near-Red-Bluff/122746205016The auction concludes at 4pm on Sunday.  Starting bid is $1160, which is our regular price for a fully-guided group of 8 anglers.  Opening Day is December 9th 2017. 

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  • Lower Sac: No Title

    Confluence Outfitters Fishing Report Oct 13, 2017 | 19:00 pm

    The fish were pretty tight-lipped today, very different from yesterday.  Roger and Brian fished hard and lost out on some great opportunites, but also capitalized on some as well!  We didn't land many fish today, but the ones we did were pretty epic.  All the fish came on rubberlegs, egg patterns, or mayfly nymphs.

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  • Lower Sac: No Title

    Confluence Outfitters Fishing Report Oct 12, 2017 | 19:00 pm

    I had a great time guiding Jamie and Ryan today.  The Sac remains a bit challenging, but we are hooking into some really nice fish!  They are eating eggs, rubberlegs, and small mayfly nymphs.  The weather is perfect!

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  • Lower Sac: No Title

    Confluence Outfitters Fishing Report Oct 12, 2017 | 19:00 pm

    I spent the last two days swinging flies with return guests Steve and Jim.  We used the jet boat to get around and wade fished some very nice water.  Fishing was very good despite high winds both days.  We caught most of our fish on standard trout nymphs fished on short leaders behind either an intermediate or fast-sink versileader.  We fished everything from 3wt trout speys to 7wt single-hand rods set up for single-hand spey casting.  I even threw my dry fly rod for a bit and had some good action on dries and dry/dropper setups.  Two days with no indicators and we managed to connect with a lot of great Lower Sac fish.

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  • Trinity River: Shuttle Situation

    Confluence Outfitters Fishing Report Oct 11, 2017 | 19:00 pm

    I spoke with Bill and Caryl Dickens (Gold Coast Shuttle Service) today regarding shuttles below Junction City. There is still one-way traffic control in place from Junction City to Big Flat, so they are only able to complete a limited number of shuttles below J.C.  This is due to road construction to repair the burned timbers that retained the roadway and hillside at Screech (Lime Point).  The construction should be completed next week (20th), so the traffic controls will be lifted and they will have no restrictions on shuttles down to Pigeon Point.  The extended forecast is calling for rain and showers begining Thursday - this is very good news.  Now is the time to book your fall and winter steelhead trips on the Trinity!

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  • Lower Sac: No Title

    Confluence Outfitters Fishing Report Oct 10, 2017 | 19:00 pm

    I fished the Lower Sac with Al and Joe from the Bay Area today.  Despite a complete lack of spawning salmon, the river fished well for us.  We hooked good numbers of 10-15" rainbows plus a few fat 18" fish.  Fishing pressure was really light for this time of year.  There was a good hatch of baetis mayflies in the afternoon and I even saw a nice fish eat one on the surface before I spooked it with the boat.  It hasn't been a good year for dry fly fishing on the Lower Sac so it was nice to see a good rise.

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  • Eagle Canyon: No Title

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

    We will start our eBay auction for our Opening Day at Eagle Canyon at 4pm on this coming Sunday October 15th.  The auction ends a week later at 4pm Sunday October 22nd.Opening Day is December 9th.  The winning bidder can bring a group of up to 8 anglers on Opening Day. Here is the link to the auction item: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Opening-Day-at-Eagle-Canyon-Private-Fly-Fishing-for-Trout-near-Red-Bluff/122746205016(The link won't work until the auction actually starts) 

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