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  • Lake Oroville Bass Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Mar 18, 2019 | 12:21 pm

    Capt. Hogan Brown reports on 3.18.19Been spending most of my time on Lake Oroville fishing for spotted bass. Water temps are up a bit and the sunshine is out. The spots are spread out between winter mode, pre-spawn, and even a few spawning fish I think. Fishing the float n fly is catching fish and we have been getting on some stripped fly bites midday in the coves where water temps are up. As the water clears in certain areas we should start seeing some topwater and stripped fly bites with more consistency. Most fish are coming on small minnow patterns either stripped or fished under the float an fly. Striper fishing on the Lower Sac is going to pick up this week as releases out of Keswick drop to 14,500 by March 20. Migratory fishing should really get going out of the Colusa area and the resident bite should pick up as well. As long as flows and clarity stay reasonable fishing for both resident and migratory fish should start picking up and summer striper fishing is only a few months away

  • Shasta Lake Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Mar 14, 2019 | 16:26 pm

    Shasta Lake Fly Fishing Report John Fochetti reports on 3.14.19Shasta LakeHas been fishing great, very large numbers of fish can be brought to hand right now. Water temps have been ranging from high 40’s to low 50’s. The average fish will go 1-1.5 lbs and we are finding the occasional one above 3 lbs. The majority of fish caught are Spotted Bass, with a few Smallmouth caught every day. The past few days we have landed a well sized 16-19” Rainbow Trout. This makes for a fun change of pace right now and with the majority of Rivers still blown in Northern California, it’s a great option. Fish are pretty well spread out through the entire lake if you aren’t catching them move your location. Try to find a different bank, for example, a different slope into the water, a different substrate on the bank, fish a different distance from the bank which will effectively change the depth of water you are fishing in.White leaches with a red or blue underbody have been the most effective.With the weather warming up next week this will only result in the bite getting better. It also means more runoff into Northern California’s rivers making Shasta a great option, and I[…]

  • Lower Sacramento Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Mar 14, 2019 | 15:15 pm

  • Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Mar 14, 2019 | 15:13 pm

    Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing Report Wildwaters reports on 3.14.19Winter Steelhead.We have been all over the Northern California and Southern Oregon and finding some fabulous steelhead. Many of the rivers are in prime shape after some severe high flows a only weeks ago. Hatchery and wild fish are being caught on most outings and it will remain good through March and into April. This is the time of year when we pull out some secret spots that can’t be written about. Though you may catch a kelt or two before you get an upstreamser it is well worth the efforts. If you haven’t scratched that steelhead itch, let us get you out. 1-877-934-7466

  • Upper Sacramento Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Mar 14, 2019 | 15:11 pm

    Wildwater reports on 3.14.19Trout fishing has gained the attention of some of our best guides and they have been getting into some real quality on the Upper Sacramento River. The river is high but clear and if you know your high water spots then you can go get bent. (thats a good thing). The salmonflies are getting active and even some adults have been seen. It seems early for hatches but they are on their own schedule. We suggest fishing the mid river as the lower has a lot of fire damage from last year and still is not safe. Be careful of spawning rainbows and leave them be, it will make for better fishing in the long run. 1-877-934-7466

  • Eastern Sierra Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Mar 14, 2019 | 15:09 pm

    Eastern Sierra Fly Fishing Report Jim Stimson reports on 3.14.19Eastern Sierra Fly Fishing ReportThe weather on the eastside has stabilized. It is a relief waking up to clear blue skies, albeit frigid temperatures, and not having to shovel out the driveway to get down to the road. The Sierra, in general, is running about 150% of normal for the season. I look forward to summer and a plethora of water and healthy fisheries.If you are intent on fishing the Upper Owens, plan on parking out on the paved road near the bridge and walking in. There are many snowmobile tracks out there that you can walk on, otherwise plan on either skiing, snowshoeing, or post-holing your way to the river.East WalkerHere is the big news. A few days ago the irrigation district increased the flows from 18 cfs to 170, and now they have gone up again to 192. I have been waiting for the water to stabilize, the trout to start moving around and settling into the new environment. I may head up Friday and see what I can find.Hot CreekThe creek is flowing through the canyon at 40 cfs. Access is the issue. You will have to park your vehicle near Hot Creek[…]

  • California Delta Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Mar 14, 2019 | 15:07 pm

    California Delta Fly Fishing Report Steve Santucci reports on 3.14.19Striper fishing is good in the Delta.  Finding clear water is the key right now. The fishing should improve as the water temperature approaches the sixty-degree mark

  • Surf Fly Fishing Report Report : Monterey Bay

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Mar 14, 2019 | 15:05 pm

    Surf Fly Fishing Report Report : Monterey Bay Evan Praskin reports on 3.14.19I can feel it! Spring is approaching, the smell of migration is in the air, and the bluebird days are becoming more frequent. The striped bass are still being caught down here in Monterey Bay, but you’re going to need to pay your dues and cover water for these “washouts.” Last weekend the annual Sand Crab Classic perch tournament took place in Santa Cruz. This is a great event that raises money for the Monterey Bay Salmon and Trout Project whose mission is to recover the native salmon and steelhead population in the Monterey Bay region. With 300 participants only a small percentage are fly anglers, but it still puts up a great challenge and a fun competition among the local surf fly fishers. In a perch tournament, it’s really anyone’s game, and that’s what makes it so fun. You have miles of beaches to fish which all have populations of surf perch, and the difference between placing in the top 3 and coming in last is within a few inches. Well, this year my fish just happened to have the extra inch needed to take home 1st. I caught many fish in the 9-12” range all morning[…]

  • Klamath River Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Mar 14, 2019 | 15:01 pm

    Klamath River Fly Fishing Report John Rickard reports on 3.14.19Klamath River Fishing Report.Our guides will be on the Klamath River this weekend running boats down the Iron Gate stretch. The water is high and off-color but where you can get good drifts, the fishing remains consistent. In steelhead fishing there is a massive difference between brown water and greenish-brown water, learn to love the off-color and use tactics that will let you present your fly properly to the unsuspecting fish. March is the time when some of the biggest Klamath steelheads are caught and we hope to get into them. Downriver the tributaries are pumping water and it quickly gets un-fishable, but up top we still have acceptable flows. (currently 1600 CFS). There are a couple weeks left on this river and we hope to see you out there. Give us a call to book a boat. 1-877-934-7466

  • Truckee River Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Mar 14, 2019 | 14:56 pm

    Truckee River Fly Fishing Report Matt Koles reports on 3.14.19Still a bit cold and snowing.No snow here in the Hirsch, but still snowing on top. Big winter so far.Lots of water in the river too. About 1,600 k here, and just a bit higher in Nevada. Snows melting a bit and getting to the river is a little easier this last week.Good fishing if you can find the soft water. The Truckee River will stay high right into summer so best learn to fish it. Probably every other river in California too. Big water=big trouts.Clarity is good, even down low in Nevada. Streamer fishing should be your go to with the water like this, but nymphing is really good as well. Excited, as it looks like the weather is going to be really nice by the weekend. Highs in the 50’s in Truckee. Wow, bring it.The High Water Clinic for the 23rd, and 24th is sold out. Please join me April 6th for another one.