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  • California Delta Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Nov 15, 2018 | 14:06 pm

    California Delta Fly Fishing Report Capt. Bryce Tedford reports on 11.15.18DeltaStriper fishing in the Delta continues to be good this fall. The weather has been challenging with a lot of smoke from recent fires in California making bad air quality, hopefully, the fires & smoke lay down for all those impacted. We are finding pods of fish spreadthroughout the Delta but having to move a lot to find solid schools. Most fish are smaller “schoolies” but 3-5lb fish are mixed in & the occasional larger fish can be found as well! Water temperatures are 55 degrees in much of the Delta. For Stripers subsurface I continue to use 1/0-3/0 “Steve Adachi” style rattle Clouser flies in various color combinations. Prime Striper fishing generally goes through November & into Dec., get out there before the 2018 season is over!

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  • Eastern Sierra Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Nov 15, 2018 | 13:52 pm

    Eastern Sierra Fly Fishing Report Jim Stimson reports on 11.15.18Today marks the end of the regular fishing season in the Eastern Sierra and California. There are a few exceptions to the season closures: the East Walker, Hot Creek, and the Upper and Lower Owens. They are open year around. For the Upper Owens, the section above the Benton Crossing is open, everything below the bridge to the reservoir are closed until April.The weather in the Eastern Sierra is crisp, cold, and clear. There could be a weather change coming over the Thanksgiving weekend. Keep your fingers crossed, some snow would be nice.East WalkerThe flows are currently at 25 cfs and 12º. This is very bony water. I am going to wait until the irrigation district bumps up the flows again, that said, expect the trout to be more lethargic and hanging in the deeper pools. They are sitting ducks now but super spooky with the low, clear water.Hot CreekHot Creek could not be any better. The creek is flowing through the canyon at 38 cfs. Target your casts to the feeding lanes between the grasses and rocks. You may not see fish, but they are there. Try a dry-dropper setup with a hopper or ant[…]

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  • Deschutes Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Nov 15, 2018 | 13:47 pm

    Deschutes Fly Fishing Report Cory Godell reports on 11.15.18OregonThe trout fishing is some of the best of the year. This is the time of the season where you catch some of the biggest trout in the Deschutes. The big boys are eating everything that comes their way fattening up for the log winter.Steelhead, on the other hand, are still playing a little hard to get. With the numbers of steelhead down this season, catching them has been challenging some days. Water temps have dipped recently due to the cold nights, so sink tips or nymphs seem to be the best bet.

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  • Eastern Sierra Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Nov 9, 2018 | 15:54 pm

    Eastern Sierra Fly Fishing Report The weather in the Eastern Sierra is crisp, cold, and clear.Sierra Nevada There does not appear to be any storms on the horizon in the extended forecast. Wah!East WalkerThe flows are currently at 25 cfs and 12º. This is very bony water. I am going to wait until the irrigation district bumps up the flows again, that said, expect the trout to be more lethargic and hanging in the deeper pools. They are sitting ducks now but super spooky with the low, clear water.West WalkerThe West Walker is flowing at about 21. This is a wonderful place to fish with gin clear conditions and pocket water. Attractor patterns work well. The river is quite bony now…. look for the trout in the deeper buckets.Hot CreekHot Creek could not be any better. The creek is flowing through the canyon at 38 cfs. Target your casts to the feeding lanes between the grasses and rocks. You may not see fish, but they are there. Try a dry-dropper setup with a hopper or ant pattern and mayfly or stonefly pattern below.Upper Owens RiverThe flows are at 86 cfs but these are readings taken high in the river system. Once Hot Creek dumps into the[…]

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  • California Delta Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Nov 9, 2018 | 15:50 pm

    California Delta Fly Fishing Report Steve Santucci reports on 11.8.18Delta fishing was more challenging this last week.  Some windy days made it a tougher to find fish.  The water temps have been stable around 63 degrees.  This will soon change as we transition into Winter. I think the change will spark feeding activity and result in improved fishing conditions.  

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  • Klamath Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Nov 7, 2018 | 20:44 pm

    Klamath Fly Fishing Report Rick Cox reports on 11.7.18Klamath River ReportThe steelhead are here and the run of early fish has been very good. A lot of half pounders so far but there are definitely adults in the mix. Reports from the lower river indicate this strong start to the season will continue as more more fish enter the system. Fish are being taken on single handed and two handed rods swinging and on the bobber with a couple of bugs hung off it.

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  • Upper Sacramento Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Nov 7, 2018 | 20:42 pm

    Upper Sacramento Fly Fishing Report Rick cox reports on 11.7.18Upper Sacramento ReportThe USac has been producing a few lake run fish lately. To get away from the crowds I recommend the lower river from Lakehead up to Gibson and the possibility of hooking into one of these explosive fish. You get above Gibson and you start seeing more anglers. From Sims up to Ney Springs the October Caddis are still abundant so definitely throw your favorite imitation. The great thing about this river is it’s open all season so with the lack of rain so far and the McCloud closing soon this is a great alternative to consider for you junkies.

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  • McCloud Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Nov 7, 2018 | 20:38 pm

    McCloud Fly Fishing Report Rick Cox reports on 11.7.18Fantastic Fall here in Dogpatch. The weather has been mild for the most part with the morning temps hovering around 30 degrees. Unfortunately there is no rain in sight and Mt. Shasta is down right naked with no white stuff covering any and all of her body parts. The National Weather Service is showing nothing but above normal temps and bone dry precip for the next 2 weeks. This isn’t starting off very well for me and you, so am not going to even think the D word for the time being.McCloudRiver ReportThe McCloud has really put on a spectacular show for usthis Fall with its mosaic of brilliant colors. So with the river closing verysoon (November 15), the popular October Caddis hatch and the quest for the bigbrown trout the river has been packed with anglers. It’s been tougher lately tobring fish to the net but there have been stellar windows where we have beenlucky to experience hungry fish. Mornings have been the toughest due to thefrigid conditions so I recommend the afternoon. Nymphing is solid but we havealso enjoyed some outstanding dry fly fishing with some quality fish takingStimulators and small mayfly patterns such as[…]

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  • California Delta Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Nov 7, 2018 | 20:33 pm

    California Delta Fly Fishing Report Bryce Tedford reports on 11.7.18Delta Fishing ReportStriper fishing in the Delta has been going strong! The weather has been excellent especially on the days the wind lays down. We are finding lots of fish spreadthroughout the Delta but having to move a lot to find solid schools. Most fish are smaller “schoolies” but 3-5lb fish are mixed in & the occasional larger fish can be found as well! Also, a fun treat has been some King salmon mixed in here or there over the last week, they put up a great fight on a fly rod! Water temperatures are 62-65 degrees in much of the Delta. For Stripers sub surface I continue to use 1/0-3/0 “Steve Adachi” style rattle Clouser flies in various color combinations. Prime Striper fishing generally goes through November & into Dec., get out there before the 2018 season is over!

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  • Lower Sacramento Fly Fishing Striper Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Nov 7, 2018 | 20:29 pm

    Lower Sacramento Fly Fishing Striper Report Capt. Hogan Brown reports on 11.7.18Fall Striper fishing on the rivers remains good. It is a quantity not a quality game this time of year. We are hooking well under ten fish a day but of those single digits multipe fish are double digits with some true beasts in the mix each day. Key is being able to fish and cast the lighter (type 5-Intm) lines all day at distance and cover water. Flows are REALLY low and knowing the spots to fish is key as well has having skills running the river. Fall fishing should continue to be good through the November full moon and as the river stays in shape. Eventually we should get some rain and the conditions will change.Lake Oroville Spotted Bass fishing is starting to pick up according to some of my buddies (chuck ragan and Ryan Williams) this is a great late fall winter fishery and spotte bass fight like a ton of bricks. Most of the fishing is float and fly fishing but there can be great top water action as fish chase bait to the surface.

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