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  • Fly Fishing Specialties Apr 23, 2017 | 12:18 pm

    Northern California Fly Fishing Report – April 4, 2017                                      Best Bets... Truckee, Pyramid and Delta!American – Poor  Flows 8,500 cfs Water Temp high 50’s degrees. Water Clarity – Off colorSteelhead fishing continues to be challenging on the American due to high water. Our guides were out two weeks ago and landed some fish but it has been scratching and clawing for them. Recent rains have the flows even higher than last report. Nymphing has fished best on the periphery. It is still not safe wading at this point. We don’t recommend wading above 3,500 cfs and even drifts can be a bit sketchy. Steelheading is tapering off and it may not come back in shape in time to fish again this year. All the water is good for future fishing so we can’t complain. Shad and striper should be showing before long. Key dates are opening up for both. Call the shop at (916)722-1055 or Off the Hook directly at (707)287-2939 to reserve yours.Delta Stiper – Fair Water Temp high 50’s degrees. Water Clarity – MuddyStriper fishing continues to be a little challenging on[…]

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  • Fly Fishing Specialties Apr 23, 2017 | 12:18 pm

    Northern California Fly Fishing Report – April 22, 2017                                      Best Bets... Delta, Truckee or PyramidAmerican – Poor  Flows 14,200 cfs Water Temp high 50’s degrees. Water Clarity – Off colorStriper should be showing up in the American soon. We're not exactly sure how all this rain will affect the timing of their migration this season. However judging by how things are really picking up on the Delta, it shouldn't be too long. When they do arrive stripping flies on sinking lines is the name of the game. Traditionally good flies for this time of year will be Byng’s Bait fish in white/chartreuse, Toby’s American River Rainbow Clouser and the Stay Hungry Streamer in gray/white. We are looking forward to shad fishing this season as well. Stay tuned in late May for things to get going. Shad will take flies that are swung or nymphed.If you are looking forward to striper or shad fishing on the American and would like some professional help give us a call at (707)287-2939 916)722-8594 at the shop. We have some of the very best most patient and competent guides around. Let us[…]

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  • Fly Fishing Specialties Mar 25, 2017 | 16:37 pm

    Northern California Fly Fishing Report – March 24, 2017                                      Best Bets... Truckee, Pyramid and Delta!American – Poor  Flows 4,200 cfs Water Temp high 50’s degrees. Water Clarity – slight colorSteelhead fishing continues to be challenging on the American due to high water. Our guides have been out this week and landed some fish but it has been scratching and clawing for them. Nymphing has fished best on the periphery. It is still not safe wading at this point. We don’t recommend wading above 3,500 cfs and even drifts can be a bit sketchy. Steelheading would be tapering of even in ideal conditions so it may not come back in shape in time to fish this year. All the water is good for future fishing so we can’t complain.Delta Stiper – Fair to Good Water Temp high 50’s degrees. Water Clarity – MuddyStriper fishing continues to be challenging on the Delta although we’re still getting a dozen to 25+ fish per trip. Captain Bryce Tedford had nearly 30 fish in the boat this week! Most keepers have been 3 to 5 lbs with an[…]

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  • Northern California Fly Fishing Report January 27, 2016

    Fly Fishing Specialties Jan 31, 2017 | 01:47 am

    Northern California Fly Fishing Report January 27, 2016 We are thankful for all the rain we have been getting here in Northern California and what it means in the long run. It has unfortunately had an adverse affect on current fishing conditions, however this is all temporary. Lots of water in California is a welcome change to the drought conditions that we experienced in recent memory. Enjoy this wet fishing report everybody!Best Bets - Trinity River Steelhead or Truckee River trout.American River – Poor   Flows – 9,000 cfs out of Natomas but dropping. Water temps – Low to Mid 50’s to Water clarity – brown.The American is still a no-go. The rains have stopped but like so many of our rivers the dams above filled with muddy water and are now spilling it onto the rivers. Folsom lake is adding water the color of a latte into the river and releases have it coursing beyond the safe limits for wading and boating. We suggest not fishing it until things clear up a bit and the flows are down around 3,500. This should happen in the next one to two weeks.Call (707)287-2939 or the shop at (916)722-8594 to check on current conditions or to reserve a trip on one of the other great options[…]

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  • Northern California Fly Fishing Report December 29, 2016

    Fly Fishing Specialties Dec 31, 2016 | 18:30 pm

    Northern California Fly Fishing Report December 29, 2016 Northern California Fly Fishing Report – Dec 29, 2016                                      Last report of 2016!Best Bets - American River (after the 1st) Truckee River, Trinity River or Pyramid Lake                 American River – Poor   Flows –5,000 cfs out of Natomas and dropping. Water temps – Low to Mid 50’s to Water clarity – clearing.The American is closed from Ancil Hoffman power line to Hazel Avenue bridge. Fish are moving in with each storm and swinging traditional flies below Hoffman for winter steelhead had produced some scattered adult fish before the last rains. We have had reputable reports that the plan is to have the river down below 5,000 cfs by the opener on January 1st. Fishing should start with a bang although it will probably be quite busy on the water. Anglers should start early in the morning if at all possible. Swinging traditional steelhead flies and dark leaches should produce well again. Nymphig with egg patterns and nymphs should also work if one can find good water. With all this water it should be a good year on the American. Call (707)287-2939 or the shop at (916)722-8594 to book a trip on the American or one of the other great options this[…]

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  • Northern California Fly Fishing Report Dec 16, 2016

    Fly Fishing Specialties Dec 18, 2016 | 03:39 am

    Northern California Fly Fishing Report Dec 16, 2016 Northern California Fly Fishing Report - December 16, 2016                                     Best bet - Pyramid Lake Cutthroat, Lower Sac trout or Trinity SteelheadAmerican River – Poor   Flows –1,250 cfs out of Natomas. Water temps – Low to Mid 50’s to Water clarity – cloudyThe American is closed from Ancil Hoffman power line to Hazel Avenue bridge.  Scattered adult fish are moving in with each storm and swinging traditional flies below Hoffman for winter steelhead has produced some fish. Things will really kick in to gear in late December and fish well through January and February so stay tuned.Swung flies as well as nymphing are both producing. Perhaps it may be good to give the Trinity or Klamath a try or perhaps head over the hill to Pyramid and wait until the fish get in a little thicker. Remember the middle/upper section open up Jan 1st and things will be a go! Call us at (707)287-2939 or the shop at (916)722-8594 to book a trip on the American or one of the other great options this time of year.Delta Stiper - Poor Water Temp mid 50’s degrees. Water Clarity – Dirty!                                 […]

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  • Fly Fishing Specialties Dec 12, 2016 | 21:28 pm

    Northern California Fly Fishing Report - December 9, 2016                                     Best bet - Lower Sacramento Rainbows, Pyramid Lake Cutthroat or Trinity Steelhead!American River – Fair   Flows –1,250 cfs out of Natomas. Water temps – Low to Mid 50’s to Water clarity – clearThe American is closed from Ancil Hoffman power line to Hazel Avenue bridge. Scattered adult fish are moving in with each storm and swinging traditional flies below Hoffman for winter steelhead has produced some fish. Things will really kick in to gear in late December and fish well through January and February so stay tuned.Swung flies as well as nymphing are both producing. Perhaps it may be good to give the Trinity or Klamath a try or perhaps head over the hill to Pyramid and wait until the fish get in a little thicker. Remember the middle/upper section open up Jan 1st and things will be a go! Call us at (707)287-2939 or the shop at (916)722-8594 to book a trip on the American or one of the other great options this time of year.Delta Stiper - Fair Water Temp mid 50’s degrees. Water Clarity – stained.                                                     Over the past two weeks the water temperatures have dropped into the high 40s in the mornings and only[…]

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  • Northern California Fly Fishing Report - December 1, 2016

    Fly Fishing Specialties Dec 2, 2016 | 18:14 pm

    Northern California Fly Fishing Report - December 1, 2016 Northern California Fly Fishing Report - December 1, 2016                                      Hot fishing - Pyramid Lake, Lower Sacramento and Truckee River!American River – Fair   Flows –1,250 cfs out of Natomas. Water temps – Low to Mid 50’s to Water clarity – clearThe American is closed from Ancil Hoffman power line to Hazel Avenue bridge. Fish are moving in with each storm and swinging traditional flies below Hoffman for winter steelhead has produced some fish. Things will really kick in to gear in late December and fish well throught January and February. Swung flies as well as nymphing are both producing. Perhaps it may be good to give the Trinity or Klamath a try or  perhaps head over the hill to Pyramida and wait until the fish get in a little thicker. Remember the middle/upper section open up Jan 1st and things will be a go! Call us at (707)287-2939 or the shop at (916)722-8594 to book a trip on the American or one of the other great options this time of year. Delta Stiper - Good to Fair Water Temp mid 60’s degrees. Water Clarity – Clear.Click here to learn more about fly fishing the Delta for StriperFishing has been good to fair[…]

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  • Northern California Fly Fishing Report - November, 2016

    Fly Fishing Specialties Nov 2, 2016 | 16:06 pm

    Northern California Fly Fishing Report - November, 2016                                 Northern California Fly Fishing Report – November 1, 2016                                      American River –   Fair Flows - 1,200 Water Temp mid 60’s. Water Clarity – Clear.The upper American from Hazel to Power Line is closed as of November 1st. Some fishing going on below for steelhead but reports have been hit or miss. Lots of salmon fishermen to contend with, although some half pounders being caught in the lower on the swing. Soft hacles have been working, or one can nymph under and indicator. Please wade carefully this time of year and avoid redds. May be time to give the Trinity, Feather and Klamath a go! Call (707)287-2939 or or the shop at (916)722-8594 for info on the other great options.Delta Striper- Great Water Temp mid 60’s degrees. Water Clarity – Clear.Striper fishing continues to be good on the Delta. We are catching amazing  numbers of fish in the 12 to 18” range. The challenge has been to find fish 20” or bigger but there are a few big ones mixed in & more fish showing daily!Key patterns include chartreuse/white clousers in various sizes. Gurglers & Pole Dancers also work if you wish to try your hand[…]

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  • Northern California Fly Fishing Report – October, 2016

    Fly Fishing Specialties Nov 2, 2016 | 06:14 am

    Northern California Fly Fishing Report – October, 2016 Northern California Fly Fishing Report – October, 2016 American River– Fair Flows – 1,500 CFS. Temp.  – Mid to low  50’s. Water clarity – PerfectDon’t pass on the American quite yet, there is some ok fishing happening right now. With just a month left before it closes, this is the time to be out there fishing the American. There is always an early push of fall/winter steelhead the love to take flies on the swing, and October is the month to test that out. These fish are spread throughout the entire system, from Paradise all the way to Nimbus, and there are some bruisers lurking. Most fish are 16-22", but some fish pushing 10lbs are in as well. Like I said, great time to swing for these spunky fish, think more spring time steelhead as far as flies and where/how to target them. If swinging isn’t your thing, don’t worry, these fish eat nymphs like skittles. Some of the best fishing can be right before the closure on Nov 1st. Get out there now while the fishing is good.We have some key egg bite dates still available. Call (707)287-2939 or (916)722-8594 for more info and to reserve your tripDelta Stiper-[…]

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