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  • San Francisco Halibut Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Sep 13, 2018 | 19:50 pm

    San Francisco Halibut Fly Fishing Report Capt. Kevin DeGulis reports 9.13.18Its been an excellent week in the San Francisco Bay and it is only going to get better. We are in the thick of the striped bass migration, but other ocean-going aquatic animals are coming into the bay as well. What is exciting and becoming a growing phenomenon is California Halibut on the fly. Here are some keys to success when targeting Halibut on the fly. 1. Sandy Bottoms: The San Francisco Bay has sections with sandy bottoms, these flatfish will use the shallow sandy bottoms to sun themselves on hot fall days.Halibut from Tyler Kolligian2. Edges of rock structure: Often you can find California Halibut off areas that have stable flat structures which most of the time have seaweed or seagrass growing off of it. The halibut feel safe, and the cover of the seagrass gives them an excellent ambush area for pouncing on bait fish. 3. Black, Orange, Yellow, and Red Colors Clouser: Surprising Halibut come up for these baitfish patterns. 4. Sinking Lines: Type 3 is undoubtedly my favorite sink rate for Crissy field.

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  • Lower Sacramento Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Sep 13, 2018 | 13:03 pm

    Lower Sacramento Fly Fishing Report Ryan Johnston reports on 9.13.18The lower parts of the Sac continue to fish well for a multitude of species. From trout, steelhead, stripers, and bass you can find lots of different willing players at the end of summer. With the weather starting to cool off expect the striper fishing to slow down and the steelhead fishing to get better by the week. Can’t wait for fall fishing. If you want to get in on the action then I have the following dates still open.Sept 28, Oct 27, Nov 20, 28-30

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  • California Delta Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Sep 13, 2018 | 12:53 pm

    California Delta Fly Fishing Report Steve Santucci reports on 9.13.18Striper fishing has been consistent.  I have been using flies from four to 8 inches in length.  Fishing water from two to fourteen feet in depth.  Catching most of my fish in the west and northwest delta areas.  We are also catching some fish in the central delta area.  Water temps are ranging from 67 to 70 degrees.

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  • California Delta Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Sep 13, 2018 | 12:50 pm

    California Delta Fly Fishing Report Bryce Tedford reports on 9.13.18Delta Fishing ReportSmallmouth Topwater fishing has slowed up but Topwater Largemouth Bass is picking up & Stripers can be found throughout the Delta! Water temperatures are 68-69 degrees in much of the Delta with cooler weather setting in. Hard to beat large size 2 Topwater frogs for Largemouth & size 1/0-2/0 Clouser style flies for Stripers. For Topwater Stripers I like to use 1/0-2/0 Crease flies with silver bellies when they are visually eating on top. Prime Striper fishing is coming up, October & November are almost always 2 of the better months & will of course book up quickly so reserve your spots soon!

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  • Eastern Sierra Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Sep 13, 2018 | 12:45 pm

    Eastern Sierra Fly Fishing Report Jim Stimson reports on 9.13.18Eastern Sierra Fly Fishing ReportFall is in the air! The morning and evening temperatures are brisk as the sun angle gets lower in the sky. I am afraid the days of wet wading are about over. I will be packing my waders, boots, and extra clothing from now on. Fishing continues to get better and better as the water cools off. On one of the Crowley Lake tributary streams, I had a nice “slam” the other afternoon, landing a brown, rainbow, and a cutthroat. Life is good….East WalkerI have not been able to fish the East Walker since the weather has cooled off. I am Jones-ing bad. The flows are about 160 now which is great. The trout can move around and spread out through the river system. If you make the drive, try using small midges to start, then as the sun creeps higher, dig into the mayfly section of your fly box.West WalkerThe West Walker is flowing at about 50, however, 395 remains closed through the canyon until fire department crews can contain a fire in the area.Hot CreekHot Creek could not be any better. The creek is flowing through the canyon at 40[…]

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  • Deschutes River Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Sep 6, 2018 | 13:15 pm

    Deschutes River Fly Fishing Report Cory Godell reports on 9.6.18Steelhead Steelhead season is here and going strong. For late August there are a good number of fish in the river, and the good news is bulk of the steelhead are still on their way. With the nights cooling down water temps are dropping which should start bringing in more and more fish into the Deschutes. We have been catching the occasional steelhead up river but you will wan’t to focus your efforts on the lower stretches of the Deschutes. Down river of Maupin is still the best bet. Trout If you are still in need of a trout fix this is a great time to hit the Deschutes. Most of the people fishing the Deschutes have switched gears and are now fishing for steelhead. So if you prefer trout you should have the bulk of the spots all to yourself. The trout have seen a lot of different fly patterns by this time of year, so this is a good time to be fishing attractor patterns. You will also want to have some bigger caddis dry flies and nymphs with you. The October Caddis should start to show up in anytime. Back eddies and riffles is where you want[…]

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  • California Delta Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Sep 6, 2018 | 13:13 pm

    California Delta Fly Fishing Report Bryce Tedford reports on 9.6.18Still a mixed bag out there as we found some quality Stripers, Largemouth & Smallmouth this week. This time of year it can be a fun challenge to chase the “slam” of all 3 bass species the same day! Water temperatures have dropped below 70 degrees in much of the Delta with recent cooler weather. Hard to beat large size 2 Topwater frogs for Largemouth, small size 6-8 poppers for Smallmouth & size 1/0-2/0 Clouser style flies for Stripers. For Topwater Stripers I like to use 1/0-2/0 Crease flies with silver bellies when they are visually eating on top. Prime Striper fishing is not far off, October & November are almost always 2 of the better months & will of course book up quickly so reserve your spots soon!

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  • California Delta Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Sep 6, 2018 | 13:10 pm

    California Delta Fly Fishing Report Steve Santucci reports on 9.6.18Striper fishing remains strong and will be improving as we enter the month of September.  After Labor Day we should start to improve with less boat traffic.  Catching some really nice fish along with the fun size schoolies.  Have openings for September, October and November.  Please let me know if you want to book a trip.

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  • Trinity River Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Sep 6, 2018 | 13:07 pm

    Trinity River Fly Fishing Report Dave Neal reports on 9.6.18We may have finally turned the corner as far as smoke and airquality in the north valley. Air conditions the last few days in andaround Redding have been stellar with cleaner air and blue skies. Inaddition, the daytime highs have been cooler than average in thehigh 80’s low 90’s this past week… Morning’s and evening’s havethat feel like fall is in the air!Trout fishing on the Lower Sacramento River…Continues to be steady to good. The river is in fine shape flowing at9,000cfs - which is a perfect late summer flow for drift boat fishing.This current release offers lots of options for doing longer floats. Ihave been covering water and “going long” as one strategy tofinding the fish that are spread out in the system (as opposed toanchoring on spots or backrowing a lot). Also, at 9,000cfs or higher,the river is a bit “pushy”, especially since the big 80k releasedramatically changed the nature of the riverbed in many places. It’sflatter & faster along the banks now and the few eddies that usedto exist (backrow spots) just don’t exist any longer, at least at these flows.Timing is key as the mornings can be a bit slow. The late[…]

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  • Eastern Sierra Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop Sep 6, 2018 | 13:02 pm

    Eastern Sierra Fly Fishing Report Jim Stimson reports on 9.6.18Eastern Sierra Fly Fishing ReportFall is in the air! The morning temperatures are in the low 40’s and the sun angle is low. The grasses and trees are getting a hint of autumn coloration. I have my garlic harvest curing in the garage and there is fruit on the tree outside ready to be plucked for a fresh baked, apple pie. So enter September, an awesome time of the year to fish. Trout are getting fidgety in their search for cooler, oxygenated water, not to mention the brown trout are thinking about the autumn spawn. They are getting all juiced up with hormones.Keep an eye out for warm water in our streams. I always carry a thermometer with me this time of year. With the stream flows decreasing and the solar gain from the hot summer, it is easy for the local waters to reach an unsafe threshold for the resident trout. Be aware that as the water temperatures go up, the amount of dissolved oxygen goes down. Very often, trout cannot recover from a prolonged fight from fishing. 68º is my cut off point. The rising water temperatures along with decreased river flows make for[…]

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