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  • San Francisco Bay Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop May 14, 2019 | 18:30 pm

    San Francisco Bay Fly Fishing Report Captain Greg Holland reports on 5.14.19The Bay is fishing well right now with gentle tides and fin bait moving in. Clarity has been great with no wind most mornings making conditions perfect for chasing bass on the fly. Please join us for one of the most beautiful places on earth to fly fish for Stripers. We have all gear necessary for your day.  Call the boys @ LCO to set up your trip.  Capt. Gregg C 707-567-1509 www.featherdogoutfitters.com   Instagram @ featherdogoutfitters

  • Truckee River Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop May 13, 2019 | 12:45 pm

    Truckee River Fly Fishing Report Matt Koles reports on 5.13.19Great last week on the Truckee River.We had a great clinic this weekend. Look for some more in the future. Nice big spring flows. Flows have dropped just a bit the last few days. Mainly it’s just what they’re doing with the reservoirs, not so much the run off that’s making the flows. If you noticed Boca is low as they are working on the dam.Yeah, good spring fishing, prefect weather, just not a better time to be up here with all the green and not too many people around. The birds are chirping, and the deer are prancing. I’ve been all over on the river and catching fish all over the river. Big and small. Got a few pushing 28″ last week. No joke, the Truckee River is legit.So nymph up and streamer up. Waters gonna be big right into summer. Get used to it. Go explore the river a bit. These fish are shell shocked here in the Hirsch. Running your squirmy wormie where 10 dudes before you have is not gonna get you a fish. Remember, there’s a 106 miles of river.

  • Rebecca and I headed up to Clearwater Lodge to fish Fall River...

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop May 10, 2019 | 13:43 pm

    Rebecca and I headed up to Clearwater Lodge to fish Fall River & Hat Creek. We fished late on Sunday evening on the powerhouse 2 riffle. A storm was blowing through leaving sporadic raindrops and cracks of thunder. The 1 billion mosquitoes out were a sign of a good hatch to come. I was thankful for the Simms Bugstopper Shirt and Ben’s 100that I had brought in anticipation of this particular problem. As most hatches go, it didn’t happen until there was just barely any light to see. You pray you don’t lose your fly because tying on a second one at this stage in the game is most likely futile. Yellow Sally’s came off in full force first night. Around every bend, we found fantastic fishing, beautiful views, and excellent weather. The next day Val Atkinson and I found one particular pod of fish that was chowing spinners. After a dozen or more fish we decided to move on to our other favorite hobby of walking around talking about what the land might have looked like back when the Native Americans occupied the river banks. That night we headed back to the powerhouse 2 riffle only to find the[…]

  • Eastern Sierra Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop May 9, 2019 | 16:38 pm

    Eastern Sierra Fly Fishing Report Jim Stimson reports on 5.9.19Eastern Sierra Fly Fishing ReportThe weather is still on the cool side with morning temps often in the low 30’s. Once the sun climbs higher in the sky, things start happening. On just about any stream on the east side, look for a nice BWO hatch around lunch time. Wildflowers are starting to pop up everywhere. Look for showy displays of desert peach and balsam root on the moraines. It is probably not a bad idea to start packing some insect repellent as things are very moist and the biting bugs are getting ready to wreak havoc on tender flesh. The high country is still choked with snow from the winter. We received anywhere between 150-180% of normal snowfall. High water from the spring runoff will become an issue on the spring creeks once the temperatures heat up.The Reservoir is brimming with water and poised for spring runoff. The flows have been hanging steady at 310 and the water temps are coming up stimulating some nice insect hatches, in particular BWO’s. The trout are moving around and settling into their new habitats. Fishing is good now. There are a lot of hogs in all the good[…]

  • McCloud River Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop May 9, 2019 | 15:02 pm

    McCloud River Fly Fishing Report John Richard reports on 5.9.19McCloud River Fishing ReportThe McCloud River is still experiencing high flows (532 CFS at Ah Di Na), but the fishing is quite good. The higher flows may limit some access and adjust the way you approach your favorite spot but it is likely that you’ll thoroughly enjoy your day. Last week our guides caught fish in a variety of ways. We were thrilled to throw the dry fly and on some days it would account for half the fish landed. The bobber went down plenty when we used the appropriate amount of weight and chose the proper fly. Most importantly the scenery is absolutely stunning, spring flowers, redbud, dogwood all backed by that new growth green of leafed out maples, alders, and willows. The conifers too are showing their new green tips. Along the banks our fly lines tangled around the pink clustered flowers of the elephant ear, beautifully ruining perfect cast or mends. The days have been warm and the mosquitos are vicious in camp and parking spots. The trail and the river are void of the mosquitos but they patiently await your return to the truck or campsite. Be aware that Ash Camp won’t have road access[…]

  • San Francisco Surf Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop May 9, 2019 | 14:56 pm

    San Francisco Surf Fly Fishing Report Captain Kevin DeGulis reports on 5.9.19Open Ocean TimeWell, it’s starting to be that time! Fish have finally made it to San Francisco’s famous Ocean Beach. In the past, three or four days the swell has become much more manageable to giving fly anglers a chance to hook into some nice healthy fish. The LCO team is hugely excited for the opportunity to get into a toad; many believe you can only get a behemoth of a fish on the east coast. That is not the case you have plenty of opportunities to catch a hog within easy driving distance for the city, gotta be willing to battle the Pacific swell. Two-Handed rods certainly has made it much easier to cast in a headwind, and we love Beulah’s new 7/8 Opal Switch Rod the perfect tool for the job. We have been matching the rod with a Sage Spectrum LT 9/10 or Sage Spectrum Max 9/10. Lines - 10wt shooting heads from Rio or 30ft of T-14 for the open ocean and you can even go heavier.  If you have any questions, come into the shop, and we would love to help you get ready for beach season. Fish /Photo: Steve[…]

  • California Delta Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop May 9, 2019 | 13:45 pm

    Capt. Steve Santucci reports on 5.9.17Fishing has been challenging mainly because of the windy conditions that we have experienced this week.  Also, the Delta is in a state of flux as we still have fish traveling north and some groups are passing thru on there way to the Bay coupled with resident Stripers.  We are experiencing clearer water and decent water temperatures in the mid-60-degree range.  It might be time to add in some topwater Bass fishing to your day to round out your fishing experience.

  • Valley Striper Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop May 9, 2019 | 13:42 pm

    Capt. Hogan Brown reports on 5.9.19Lower Sacramento Fly FishingStriper fishing on the valley rivers continues to be fair to good. The rivers are in great shape and there are good numbers of migratory fish throughout the rivers as well as resident fish getting on the feed. Shad are also showing up in good numbers and this can really get the resident fish going. May-October is prime time for river stripers and with all the water this year fishing is going to be very good. Lower Yuba River is still HIGH…bouncing around 7500cfs and 9000cfs. I would imagine the river will start to come down by the end of May but it could be more like the end of June depending on snowmelt. That said when it does come down the fishing is going to be very good. This is going to be a great summer and fall on the Lower Yuba as this is a river that really does better with more water…hoppers come into play, more salmon move upriver, more space for fish to move around and feel safe…just better overall. Hwy 32 creeks like Deer Creek, Big Chico Creek, and Butte Creek are all still pretty high. I talked[…]

  • Lower Sacramento River Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop May 8, 2019 | 17:49 pm

    Lower Sacramento River Fly Fishing Report Anthony Carruesco reports on 5.8.19

  • Truckee River Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop May 8, 2019 | 17:45 pm

    Truckee River Fly Fishing Report Matt Koles reports on 5.8.19Good times on the Truckee River.Flows have come down a bit since last week. 3,300 k here in the Hirsch. 3,800 last week.Don’t hold your breath. I’m betting flows should come back up if we get some hot weather. Whatever it is, it’s high. Fishing is good though, and really not much has changed fishing wise since last week.Fish the edges, look for some soft bank water. You can find it all up and down the river if you look. You don’t just need to go to Glenshire bridge, or here in Hirschdale to find it. It’s all over dudes, California and in Nevada. There are 106 miles of the Truckee River, but everyone wants to pile into the same run and expect to catch fish.Gonna be a fun week with guide trips and the last High Water Clinic of the year. I’ll try to do a few, Tight Line Nymph classes and maybe a few Advanced Fly Fish clinics throughout summer into fall.A question I get asked a lot is: Will fishing still be good in June? Folks it ain’t gonna get really good until July this year. Meaning, you will be able to go[…]