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  • Fly Fishing Specialties Dec 8, 2017 | 20:46 pm

    Best Bets: Trinity River or Feather - Steelhead, Yuba, Lower Sac or Truckee - TroutAmerican River Steelhead - Poor. Flows - 3,500 cfs at Natomas. Water Temps - Mid 50's Clarity - ClearNot much new news to report. Fishing has been pretty slow but flows jumped last week from 2,000 to over 3,500 cfs so that should bring in some fresh fish. It has been just few half pounders and an adult fish here or there but not very exciting thus far this season. Rain and bump in flows should help.Stay tuned...or call the shop for updates.(916)722-1055Delta Striper - Poor. Water temp 50-53 deg., Clarity - Poor (Stained)Things took a major turn for the worse on the Delta this week. Howling winds and freezing temps at night have things muddy and cold. Water temps dropped to 50 degrees first thing each morning this week so fish have been a bit lethargic. Hopefully the water will clear and fish will acclimate to the change or the prognosis will not be good for the foreseeable future. Some really good anglers this week struggled to put 5 or 6 fish in the net but we will have to see what happens in the coming days. We[…]

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  • Fly Fishing Specialties Dec 1, 2017 | 16:31 pm

    Best Bets: Trinity River - Steelhead, Delta - StriperAmerican River Steelhead - Poor. Flows - 3,600 cfs at Natomas.Not much new news to report as all our guides are busy elsewhere. Fishing has been pretty slow but flows jumped today from 2,00 to over 3,600 cfs so that should bring in some fresh fish. It has been just few half pounders and an adult fish here or there but not very exciting thus far this season. Rain and bump in flows should help.Stay tuned... Delta Striper - Good. Water temp 66 deg., Clarity - GoodSam Y. gettin it done on the Delta.It has been a great season on the Delta this year. Good numbers of bait have been in the system making for some pretty epic fishing. Catch rates continue to fluctuate slightly from good to great depending on casting ability and reaction time when fishing near boils or feeding fish. Still some variety with bass and salmon as bycatch to go with plenty of striper.We continue to pull out all the stops. We are throwing everything from floating lines to Intermediate as well as fast sinking type 7 lines. We are predominantly using sinking lines currently but being able[…]

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  • Northern California Fly Fishing Report Nov 17, 2017

    Fly Fishing Specialties Nov 20, 2017 | 18:53 pm

    Northern California Fly Fishing Report Nov 17, 2017 Best Bets: Lower Sac or Putah – Trout, Delta - Striper, Feather, Klamath or Trinity - Steelhead, and Pyramid Lake - Cutthroat. American River Steelhead - Poor to Fair Flows – 2,000+ CFS at Natomas.  – high 50's to low 60. Water clarity – Good.Flows are stable again this week at 2,000 and recently the middle river has had good numbers of half pounder steelhead and some larger adults are trickling in. Most adults right now are in the 5 to 7 lb range and should be coming in in better numbers with recent rains. Give us a call at the shop (916)722-1055 or Off the Hook fly fishing directly at (707)287-2939 to set up a Winter steelhead trip on the American.Delta Striper- Good Water Temp - 66 deg. Water Clarity – Good.  CaptainBryce put a happy guest on this fish this week. Fishing has been exciting for Striper on the Delta this Fall. Again this last week we had some good days and some closer to what we consider great. There remains quite of bit of bait throughout the system. Catch rate numbers have fluctuated from decent to exceptional depending on casting ability and reactionary time when fishing around boils and feeding fish.[…]

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  • Northern California Fly Fishing Report Nov 10, 2017

    Fly Fishing Specialties Nov 12, 2017 | 11:50 am

    Northern California Fly Fishing Report Nov 10, 2017 Best Bets: Lower Sac, Truckee or Putah – Trout, Delta - Striper, Feather, Klamath or Trinity - Steelhead, and Pyramid Lake - Cutthroat. American River Steelhead - Fair Flows – 2,000+ CFS at Natomas.  – high 50's to low 60. Water clarity – Good.Fishing hasn't been all that good up until now on the American. Conversely fishing has been good on some other fisheries like the Feather, Trinity Klamath etc. so our guides have been busy other places, however we do have an updated report for you this week. Water is still stable at 2,000+ cfs and recently the middle river has had good numbers of half pounder steelhead and larger adults are trickling in. A nice adult fish was caught yesterday down on the lower river as well. With the recent rain and what is projected for today and in the coming weeks things will definitely be improving and be very promising by the end of the month. We're looking forward to having good numbers of steelhead here in our back yards before long. It will be time to hit the American soon if not right now. Give us a call at the shop (916)722-1055 or Off the Hook fly fishing directly at[…]

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  • Northern California Fly Fishing Report Nov 3, 2017

    Fly Fishing Specialties Nov 6, 2017 | 15:55 pm

    Northern California Fly Fishing Report Nov 3, 2017 Best Bets: McCloud, Upper/Lower Sac, McCloud, Truckee or Putah – Trout, Delta - Striper, Feather, Klamath and Trinity - Steelhead, and Pyramid Lake - Cutthroat. American River Steelhead - Fair Flows – 2,000+ CFS at Natomas.  – high 50's to low 60. Water clarity – Good.No reports this week, but flows are stable at 2,000 and recently the middle river has had good numbers of half pounder steelhead and larger adults are trickling in. This coming weekend we are slated to get some precip so this the American will more than likely change for the better and be very promising trough end of the month.Give us a call at the shop (916)722-1055 or Off the Hook fly fishing directly at (707)287-2939 to set up a Winter steelhead trip on the American.Delta Striper- Good Water Temp - 66 deg. Water Clarity – Good. Fall fishing has been exciting for Striper on the Delta. Again this last week we had some good days and some closer to what we consider great. There’s quite of bit of bait throughout the system still. Numbers can be decent to exceptional depending on casting ability and reactionary time when fishing around boils and feeding fish. There is a bit of[…]

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  • Northern California Fly Fishing Report Oct 27, 2017

    Fly Fishing Specialties Oct 27, 2017 | 16:27 pm

    Northern California Fly Fishing Report Oct 27, 2017 Best Bets: McCloud, Upper/Lower Sac, McCloud, Truckee or Putah – Trout, Delta - Striper, Feather, Klamath and Trinity - Steelhead, and Pyramid Lake - Cutthroat. American River Steelhead - Poor to Fair but improving. Flows – 2,000 CFS at Natomas.  – high 50's to low 60. Water clarity – Good.Flows are stable at 2,000 and the middle river has good numbers of half pounder steelhead and larger adults continue to trickle in. It is still a little early but we are seeing good signs in the last couple weeks and looking forward to a good season this year. Now is a good time to go practice your swinging as you will have the river to mostly to yourself and there are enough half pounders around to keep things interesting.Give us a call at the shop (916)722-1055 or Off the Hook fly fishing directly at (707)287-2939 to set up a Winter steelhead trip on the American.Delta Striper- Good Water Temp - 66 deg. Water Clarity – Good. Right now is the time to go! Give us a ring to get in on the action!Fall fishing has been exciting for Striper on the Delta so far. This last week the good fishing continued although we had[…]

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  • Northern California Fly Fishing Report Oct 22, 2017

    Fly Fishing Specialties Oct 23, 2017 | 00:20 am

    Northern California Fly Fishing Report Oct 22, 2017 Best Bets: McCloud, Upper/Lower Sac, or Truckee – Trout, Delta - Striper, Feather, Klamath and Trinity - Steelhead, and Pyramid Lake - Cutthroat. American River Striper - Poor. Steelhead - Poor but improving Flows – 2,000 CFS at Natomas.  – high 50's to low 60. Water clarity – Good.Cooler weather signals the end of striper fishing on the American at least for the larger non resident fish. A few caught again this week but most were shakers as we're on the tail end of things now. Water flows are at 2,000 and the river cooled a bit as well this week.Best flies have been Byng’s Bait fish in white/chartreuse, Toby’s American River Rainbow Clouser,  Angel's Smolt, Angels Chartreuse and White on sinking lines.The middle river has good numbers of half pounders and adults continue to trickle in. It is still a little early but we are seeing good signs in the last couple weeks and looking forward to a good season this year. Now is a good time to go practice your swinging as you will have the river to mostly to yourself and there are enough half pounders around to keep things interesting.Give us a call at the shop (916)722-1055 or[…]

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  • Northern California Fly Fishing Report Oct 13, 2017

    Fly Fishing Specialties Oct 14, 2017 | 09:58 am

    Northern California Fly Fishing Report Oct 13, 2017 Best Bets: McCloud, Upper/Lower Sac, or Truckee – Trout, Delta - Striper, Feather and Trinity - Swinging for half pounders and adult steelhead, and Pyramid Lake - Cutthroat. Watch out for fires and smoke!American River Striper - Poor. Steelhead - Poor but improving Flows – 2,200 CFS at Natomas.  – high 50's to low 60. Water clarity – Good.Cooler weather signals the end of striper fishing on the American at least for the larger non resident fish. A few caught again this week but most were shakers as we're on the tail end of things now. Water flows dropped slightly again this week to 2,200 and the river cooled a bit as well. Best flies have been Byng’s Bait fish in white/chartreuse, Toby’s American River Rainbow Clouser,  Angel's Smolt, Angels Chartreuse and White on sinking lines.Steelhead are trickling in to the system more and more each day. It is still a little early but we are seeing good signs again this week. Right now we are predominantly seeing half-pounders yet we get reports of a few more adult steelhead sightings every week. We are excited about the potential for a good season this year and look forward to these fish returning to[…]

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  • Northern California Fly Fishing Report Oct 6, 2017

    Fly Fishing Specialties Oct 13, 2017 | 14:42 pm

    Best Bets: McCloud, Upper/Lower Sac, Pit River or Truckee – Trout, Delta - Striper, Trinity - Swinging for half pounders and adult steelhead and Pyramid Lake - Cutthroat.(sorry we are under technical difficulties and photos are not uploading)American River Striper - Poor. Steelhead - Poor but improving Flows – 2,900 CFS at Natomas.  – high 50's to low 60. Water clarity – Good.Cooler weather signals the end of striper fishing on the American at least for the larger non resident fish. A few caught again this week but were on the tail end of things now. Water flows dropped slightly this week and the river cooled a bit as well. There are  few less in the system this week. Some shakers still being caught and an occasional adult. It has been a good year here for striper on the American so we cant really complain. Best flies have been Byng’s Bait fish in white/chartreuse, Toby’s American River Rainbow Clouser,  Angel's Smolt, Angels Chartreuse and White on sinking lines.Even more immediately pertinent are the steelhead that are trickling in to the system. It is still early but we are seeing good signs again this week. Usually it isn't until early to Mid October until when things start to[…]

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  • Northern California Fly Fishing Report Sept. 29, 2017

    Fly Fishing Specialties Sep 29, 2017 | 14:28 pm

    Northern California Fly Fishing Report Sept. 29, 2017 Best Bets: McCloud, Upper Sac, Pit River or Truckee – Trout, Delta - Striper, Trinity - Swinging for half pounders and adult steelhead and Pyramid Lake - Cutthroat.American River Striper - Poor. Steelhead - Poor but improving Flows – 3,470 CFS at Natomas.  – high 50's to low 60. Water clarity – Good.Cooler weather signals the end of striper fishing on the American at least for the larger non resident fish. Water flows dropped slightly this week and the river cooled a bit as well. There are  few less in the system this week. Some shakers still being caught and an occasional adult. It has been a good year here for striper on the American so we cant really complain. Best flies have been Byng’s Bait fish in white/chartreuse, Toby’s American River Rainbow Clouser,  Angel's Smolt, Angels Chartreuse and White on sinking lines.Even more immediately pertinent are the steelhead that are trickling in to the system. It is still early but we are seeing good signs. Usually it isn't until early to Mid October is when things start to get good. Right now we are predominantly seeing half-pounders yet we get reports of a few more adult steelhead sightings every week. We are excited about the potential[…]

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