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  • McCloud & Upper Sac Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop May 18, 2017 | 14:16 pm

    McCloud & Upper Sac Fly Fishing Report Wild Waters Fly Fishing reports on 5.18.17The rivers running off Mt. Shasta are all starting to come into play for the season.  We do expect the upcoming, hot weather to bump some flowsup due to snow melt, mostly on the Upper Sac and its feeder creeks.  Wehave been fishing from the raft and from shore.  Hatches of stonefliesand mayflies become more prolific everyday spring approaches.  McCloud river flows have dropped down to 450cfs and hopefully it staysthere for a good part of the following weeks.  We have been fishing allover this river.  The road into Ah-I’d-an and The Nature Conservancy isopen and with the lower flows much more of the river is accessible.  All your favorite styles of catching fish on a fly are proving productiveand we expect the fishing to only get better with the warm weather.The local largemouth bass fisheries are in full effect as well.  Allthe lakes look fantastic and full of water making these fisheries morealive than they have been in years.  It won’t be long before the smallmouth bass fishing starts beeping on our radar.Although salmonflies will begin hatching on the Klamath this week thewater is still a bit high for fly fishing.  Keep in[…]

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  • Eastern Sierra Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop May 18, 2017 | 13:03 pm

    Eastern Sierra Fly Fishing Report Jim Stimson reports on 5.18.17Not a heck of a lot has changed on this side of California. We had aweather system pass through the area that dropped several inches of snow on the ground which will add to the spring runoff when the temperatures start climbing upwards again. The fishing in general has picked up with the arrival of the cutthroat in the Long Valley Caldera. A word ofcaution though, remember these fish are spawning. Please be respectfulto the trout and the fishery. The cuttys are easy to spot when they aresitting on their redds. These fish are cavorting around in the shallowwater, spawning, and chasing off other fish that get too close. If youhave to cross the stream, look for these lighter places in the gravelbeds (redds) that the trout have cleared away to lay their eggs andavoid them. Walking and wading through these spawning beds can dislodgeand kill thousands of eggs. By being respectful to the spawning fish,you are insuring the health and future of the fishery. Try targeting the deeper pools below the spawning beds. There are some rather plumprainbows and browns that are following and scarfing the drifting eggsthat are drifting downstream from the cutthroat spawn.[…]

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  • Delta Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop May 18, 2017 | 12:55 pm

    Delta Fly Fishing Report Bryce Tedford reports on 5.16.17The weather has been sunny & 70’s for the most part but windsthroughout the week have been presenting a challenge. The striper bitehas been good some days & tough on others. In other words, some days I feel like a hero out there & other days a zero! With the fullmoon & water temperatures hovering around 65+ degrees this past week the stripers were likely focused on spawning if they had not alreadydone so. After this week they will scatter & it’s anyone’s guesswhere to find them but they should be back at it & on the bite! With water temperatures going above 65 degrees & the Costa Bass-N-Flythis coming week, many of us will be turning our attention to largemouth. These bass are also in spawn mode, some in pre spawn, somein post spawn. As water temperatures increase, primarily evening rightnow, topwater frog patterns in the shallows are a blast. If unwilling to hit topwater, various streamers & clouser type patterns onfloating, intermediate & heavy sink lines can do the trick! It’s a fun time a year with opportunities to chase stripers & topwater largemouth in the coming months! Captain Bryce

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  • 5/14/2017The Bay is En Fuego! Get out there now! Chartreuse and...

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop May 14, 2017 | 20:13 pm

    5/14/2017The Bay is En Fuego! Get out there now! Chartreuse and... 5/14/2017The Bay is En Fuego! Get out there now! Chartreuse and white has been hard to beat. We hooked about 15 this morning. 

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  • Putah Creek5/14/2017Putah Creek has been fishing awesome the...

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop May 14, 2017 | 20:11 pm

    Putah Creek5/14/2017Putah Creek has been fishing awesome the... Putah Creek5/14/2017Putah Creek has been fishing awesome the past week or so. 16-22 mayfly nymphs have been the ticket. Get out there and enjoy!

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  • Putah Creek Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop May 11, 2017 | 19:27 pm

    Putah Creek Fly Fishing Report Jordan Romney reports on 5.11.17Finally!  The flows are normal, well not normal for May but normal for fishing.  We just dropped under 300cfs which opens up a ton of access.  Normally the flows would be around 500cfs in May but this is not where close to a normal season or year.  Hopefully the flows stay low for a while.  It will make for some very good fishing over the next few weeks.The farmers have water, their ditches and irrigation canals are full so they are not calling on as much water as they normally would.  If the weather gets hot and more air conditioners are running in the valley Monticello Dam will need to generate more electricity.  This may increase the flows a bit.Don’t worry too much about the flows.  The fish don’t really leave Putah Creek.  There are tons of quality fish around regardless of what the water is doing.  It’s really a game of going.  I’ve been fishing Putah Creek since I was a small boy.  I have a very good understanding of the fish, the flows, and the bugs.  My last couple of trips have produced some really good results.  The fish we are getting to hand[…]

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  • Bay & Coastal Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop May 11, 2017 | 18:45 pm

    Bay & Coastal Fly Fishing Report Lost Coast Outfitters reports on 5.11.17Someone dropped a striper bomb on the bay this week. We received multiple good reports from Marin and a few from north Alameda Co. Lots of schoolies around and a few bigger dudes. Crissy Field, literally in SF, is cranking out stripers and perch. This is seriously cool, urban fishing. Not many places in the world you can do it like this, and nowhere else can you fish next to the Golden Gate Bridge. We even saw a photo of a rockfish caught in Oakland this week.The coast is pumping out both stripers and perch too. From Tomales Bay all the way down to Monterey the fish are on the hunt for the summer. We’ve heard of huge schools of pinhead anchovies roaming the coast. And the stripers are beating them up. The bait are small, about 2 inches, so just grab a fistful of #2 clousers and put on your walking shoes and hit the sandy shores.

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  • Sac Valley Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop May 11, 2017 | 15:43 pm

    Sac Valley Fly Fishing Report Hogan Brown reports on 5.11.17Fishing Report  Lower Sac striper fishing –Flows have come up again but so has water diversion, so itsomewhat equals out – 16000cfs at Ord Bend – 13500cfs at Keswick. Thecanals are pumping a TON of water! Fishing for stripers has been hit and miss. There is a TON of migratory fish around but they were on the spawn last week so that shut the bite down and theclarity below some place between Woodson and Irvine Finch goes from good to like a 1’ for some reason…May go look this week if I get a chance.May is a great month for multi species fishing on the Sac. Last week we got smallmouth bass, largemouth, blue gill,and stripers. Fishing should be pretty dang good this month and only get better over the next month. This summer is going to be AMAZING striperfishing.Carp and bass fishing has been pretty decent to ifyou can find clear, back waters…fishing the creeks coming in on foot hasbeen best for carp and bass and a few of the flats are clearing. Carpfishing is going to be really cool this year with all the flats cleaned out and full of water. If anyone wants[…]

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  • Truckee River Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop May 11, 2017 | 15:34 pm

    Truckee River Fly Fishing Report Matt Koles reports on 5.11.17Still big pumping flows on the Truckee River.Flows have dropped a bit from last week, but the river is still above floodstage. About 4,500 cfs today in the Hirsch. Most of last week it wasabout 5,500 cfs. Minor flood stage is 4,000 cfs here. Highs were in the70’s last week, snowing now as I write this.I am catching fish. I have my zones, but for the casual angler, ain’tmuch happening right now. Flows are just way too big. The fish we arecatching are big, healthy fish. Fish of a lifetime for most anglers.Dirt snakes and streamers and shit they can see off of 1x is the deal. Get your flies in the zone. You will loose a lot of rigs.Hang in there folks, won’t be long until the whole river opens up and it’s lights out.

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  • Lower Sacramento and Bass Fly Fishing Report

    Lost Coast Outfitters - The San Francisco Fly Shop May 11, 2017 | 15:31 pm

    Lower Sacramento and Bass Fly Fishing Report Ryan Johnston reports on 5.11.17Lower Sac:The Sac continues to fish well from Redding to Anderson. The flows cameback up to 13,000 cfs last weekend and have stabilized there since. Thefish continue to look for eggs and rubberlegs. Each week the fish aregetting quicker as the more eggs that go over their heads. Make sure to bring your “A” game if you are heading upthis way. Most days right now we are hooking about 35-40 rainbows. As we get later into the month start expecting the crowds to lighten up onthe river.Bass:Luk Lake continues to fish well. The top water bite is in full action.The last two hours of daylight have been a blast watching bucket mouthsblow up on poppers. Expect this bite to stay strong for the next month.Nothing better than watching fish wake to come crush your fly.Openings:If you want to get out in the next couple of months then my openings are below:May 26June 16, 26-30 Thanks,Ryan Johnstonwww.casthope.orgwww.rjsflytrips.com619-540-9259

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