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  • 5 Rivers Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Jun 25, 2017 | 15:56 pm

    5 Rivers Fishing Report 5 Rivers Challenge – as good of a Nor Cal report as you will get.Photo by Mikey WierLast year when Cal Trout & Clearwater Lodge resurrected the 5 Rivers Challenge I really wanted to participate. Not for competitive aspect, but it just sounded like a great way to spend a few days. This year after attending I can confirm it is a blast. First, Clearwater Lodge is one of my favorite places to stay and fish from. The property, the lodge, the guides, the food are all fantastic! Michelle took great care of us morning and evening while the guides: Mike Peters, Jay Cockrum, Dave Neal, John Fochetti, Bucko Theriot, and Brooks Provence took us to all 5 Major Nor Cal Rivers. At the Base of Mount Shasta we fished, Fall River, Hat Creek, Pit River, Upper Sac and The McCloud River. Photo by Mikey WierFall RiverPhoto by Mikey WierWe spent our first day on Fall River. The fishing was good and there are several big fish around. The group has caught a couple of 18in fish, 20, and a 21. The fish are on the spinner fall late morning when they switch to emerging PMD’s for a couple hours. Once[…]

  • Northern Sierra Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Jun 25, 2017 | 14:56 pm

    Northern Sierra Fishing Report Jon Baiocchi reports on 6.25.2017On Monday the 12th we had extremely cold weather and snow, in fact at Frenchman’s Lake there was 2 inches on the ground. A week later and it’s been Africa hot, thank goodness it cools down at night. I’m seeing the effects from a wet winter all around in the mountains. There are so many wildflowers blooming right now that are providing a beautiful color spot everywhere you look. Also there has been an explosion of many different species of beetles flying about. Birdlife is also off the charts, and with all this high water and free standing water in Sierra Valley the ducks are loving it. It seems Mother Nature is about 3 weeks late when it comes to a normal rhythm of seasonal life.Lake Davis – Hot weather has ignited the damselfly hatch at the lake and the fish are keyed in on them. With low populations of fish, it is important to find the points that have working fish around them. With hotter weather the hatch will start earlier and being on the water at 7am ready to stalk is the smart thing to do. The resident rainbows are being very selective so change[…]

  • McCloud River Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Jun 25, 2017 | 14:41 pm

    McCloud River Report Wildwaters Reports on 6.25.2017The intense heat has changed the fishing on the McCloud. Its time to chase the shade as it goes through the canyon. The McCloud is less exposed to the sun than most of our rivers as it snakes it’s way through the deep canyon. The difference in the bite between the shade and sun is hard to deny when things go from sterile to game on. Speaking of bites and snakes. Its one hell of a snaky year on the McCloud with countless sightings and even a couple of bites. (luckily only dry strikes). Though the fishing can be tough for part of the day, the McCloud always seems to put on a show. Come catch the most famous rainbow in the world or the brown trout that eat them.

  • Nor Cal Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Jun 25, 2017 | 14:35 pm

    Nor Cal Fly Guides Reports on 6.25.2017Well this report comes to you a bit late, its not because of the great weather we have been having, but the great fishing we are having, but its better late then never. With the longest spring we have seen in years, getting out on local water has been a bit tough. Over the past few months almost all of my trips have been on the Lower Sac with a few on Putah. The Lower Sac has been fishing great whether it was at 5k,10k or 30k cfs, and Putah, well its Putah. With our local waters finally at fishable flows, its nice to be fishing close to home and on some good to great fishing. Summer is going to be good and our Fall should be great. So enough talking from me lets get onto the report.American:Flows: 6400Clarity: ClearFishing: Good to GreatThe AR has been a sight for long driving eyes as its been fishing great for both shad and stripers. Most of the shad fishing has been up top from Rosemore up, as well as the crowds. But if you can get out early, you will miss the crowds and be off[…]

  • Delta Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Jun 25, 2017 | 14:31 pm

    Delta Fly Fishing Report Bryce Tedford Reports on 6.25.2017With water temperatures of 70+ degrees, Topwater Smallmouth is starting to happen! I turn my attention to these fish in the summer before returning to Stripers in the Fall. Delta Smallmouth Bass fishing is ideal for beginner Fly Fishing or just plain fun for the seasoned veteran! We primarily target Smallmouth with 4-5wt Rods & size 6 poppers in various colors. We also use popper droppers, small clousers & crawfish patterns when necessary. I am offering these trips July-Sept., long ½ day trips(5hrs), space is limited & offered on a first come/first serve basis. This fishing is within an hour of the Bay Area so get your Smallmouth Bass on & have some fun in the sun!

  • Delta Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Jun 25, 2017 | 14:28 pm

    Delta Fly Fishing Report Steve Santucci Reports on 6.25.2017Delta fishing is good for Largemouth Bass.  There are some Stripers to be found along the Sacramento River and Sherman Lake.  The LMB can be caught on deer hair poppers  or you can catch them below the surface in shallow weedy spots .  Also rock walls are good especially when you can find reeds and mixed weeds close proximity. Also bring along a panfish rod  and try for Bluegill.

  • Eastern Sierra Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Jun 25, 2017 | 14:22 pm

    Eastern Sierra Fly Fishing Report Jim Stimson Reports on 6.24.2017Happy summer! Be careful where you fish. There is wild, raging water everywhere. The West Walker River for example is screaming at nearly 4700 cfs. This is spectacular to witness, but I would wait on the fishing. Everything is flooded and at these levels the river hydraulics are substantial. If you insist on venturing in, always have an escape route or exit planned. If you are wearing waders, make sure you cinch down your waist belt. If you get swept into the river, keep your feet below you and use your hands to paddle to the soft water along the edges. Good luck and be careful out there.Hot CreekThe creek is powering through the canyon at 325 cfs. Remember, even if the water becomes off color and fast, the trout will seek the quiet water along the edges. San Juan worms work wonders in these spring conditions.There is a nice lunch time hatch of BWO’s, sized 18’s. Zebra midges, Barr emerges, juju baetis, and scuds will usually elicit a bump. Target your casts to the feeding lanes between the grasses and rocks. You may not see fish, but they are in there.Lower Owens RiverThe flows are[…]

  • Truckee River Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Jun 25, 2017 | 14:17 pm

    Truckee River Fly Fishing Report Matt Gilligan Koles Reports on 6.23.2017Still not much change in flows on the Truckee River.We’ve been hovering around 2,500 cfs here in the Hirsch. Better than 5,000 k, but still really big water.Flows will drop on July 2’nd on the Truckee River. Looks like they will come down to about 800 cfs or so below Boca. That will be just about right. 7 months of big water.For now we’re getting fish, and I’m getting them along the length of the entire river.It’s summer and the bugs are out now. Every bug that lives in river is out and about. Caddis should start pop’n really soon. Usually its right around this time, but they will be a week or so late this year with the higher colder water. We’ll have some good evening caddis dry fly fishing in July this year. Really great fishing in general this July on the river.The Nevada side of the Truckee River should start fishing well when the flows drop too.It’s hot. Feels like a death march out there in the afternoons right now. 100 in Reno and not much change up through the canyons towards Hirschdale. Could be a hot summer? Funny, it snowed last[…]

  • Lower Sacramento Striper Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Jun 25, 2017 | 14:14 pm

    Hogan Brown Reports on 6.24.2017Lower Sacramento River Stripers…last day I was on the water was June 17 - Family Vacation time….. Fishing was good as we are starting to get shots at bigger fish as the shad thin out. Flows are dropping due to irrigation and banks are coming down muddying up certain stretches of the river so knowing where the clarity is best is KEY. As the heat arrived I took the family out to Santa Cruz but the heat should REALLY get the weed growth going which will get the bugs, bait, and stripers into their normal summer feeding haunts. July-Oct is usually the prime time for river stripers so if you want to get out DO IT!!!!Open DatesJuly 2, 3, 22, 24, Aug 26Sept 2Capt. Hogan Brown

  • Surf Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Jun 16, 2017 | 14:09 pm

    Surf Report 6.16.2017Fishing is transitioning from the bay to the surf. This fish came this week on a low tide morning. Chartreuse and white is still the top producer.