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  • Winter 2018 Fishing Report

    Nor Cal Fly Guides Fly Fishing Report Nov 29, 2018 | 16:09 pm

    Winter 2018 Fishing Report Hello Fellow AnglersThis fishing report is a bit overdue, however this was my busiest fall to date, with only 6 days off between Sept 20th and Nov 20th. So I didnt have much time to get a report out to you all, and Im not a big fan of rushing my reports either . So my apologies for not getting one out sooner, but better late than never.Besides being the busiest fall to date, it was one of the better fishing seasons in the past few years as well, I hope you all were able to get out and enjoy the great fishing conditions. The water was higher than normal, colder than normal and the fish down right loved it. If you missed out this year with booking your trip with me, I highly recommend booking your fall trip now, dates are already filling up.Now that we are finally getting some well needed rain, the fishing is really starting to heat up and our winter season is just starting. If you are looking to chase some big winter chrome now's the time to either get on the water and hammerdown or booking your trip while some prime dates remain.TRINITYThe Trinity[…]

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  • July Summer Fishing Report

    Nor Cal Fly Guides Fly Fishing Report Jul 6, 2018 | 18:37 pm

    July Summer Fishing Report Hello Fellow AnglersWhile the dog days of summer are biting at our heals, the fishing in Nor Cal is as good as it gets, and will continue for months to come.Lets just get straight to the report:YubaFlows Upper Lower Yuba 1700cfsFlows Lower Lower Yuba 950cfsClarity Gin ClearFishing U.L Yuba FairFishing L.L Yuba Good to GreatAbove the WeirTrout fishing has been fair, there are fish to be had, but you are having to work for them. I have only done one trip over the past month, and while we landed some quality fish, it was slower than what I expected. The river has changed a lot, and finding where those fish are holding will be challenging. With lower flows in the future the fishing should get better, and fishing a hopper dropping should work out great. If going out now, try nymphing the deeper runs, and throw dries in the tailouts, also throwing streamers is always a great idea.Nymphs: Caddis, Stones (goldens, yellow sallys), mayfliesStreamers: Olive woolly buggers, tan soft hacklesDries: Pink Alberts, Caddis, HoppersBelow the WeirWhat a site for sore eyes this year with the new boat. Up till this year I dreaded shad fishing on the American due to[…]

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  • June Fishing Report.......SHAD & STRIPERS

    Nor Cal Fly Guides Fly Fishing Report May 16, 2018 | 12:52 pm

    June Fishing Report.......SHAD & STRIPERS Hello fellow anglers,What an interesting spring, one minute the faucet wouldnt turn off, then we started to see those nice spring days, and then out of nowhere she dipped back down to late winter early spring temps. Its like our typical spring weather kept seeing its own shadow, crazy. Well now that the weather has settled, its truly time to get out and chase some fish. SHAD, STRIPER and Trout ohhhhh myyyyyy.YUBAFlows 2700cfs Upper Lower YubaFlows 2000cfs Lower Lower YubaClarity Gin ClearFishing Good to GreatThe Yuba is fishing really well right now above the weir. Plenty of fish being taken on dries, the swing and nymphing too. The caddis are definitely out and about, the fish looking up, and the eat has been very aggressive as of late. Oh and dont forget out you noses eating those hatches of mayflies, nothing cooler than that. Swinging has been a ton of fun and only getting better. If all else fails the trusty nymph stick is getting some quality fish as well, but only when needed, hahahaha. The Yuba is going to continue to fish well for the next few months, and if your looking for some quality fishing but dont want to[…]

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  • Spring Fishing Report and a bit more....

    Nor Cal Fly Guides Fly Fishing Report Apr 1, 2018 | 22:12 pm

    Spring Fishing Report and a bit more.... Hello EveryoneFinally the weather is looking up after the crazy Miracle March we experienced, but now with this steady weather we are having the fishing has really picked up for the better. Rivers are clearing up, fish are showing up and there have been many bent rods in the air to boot. Now's the time to get out and enjoy the fishing in Nor Cal.Before I get to the report, there are a few new additions to the Nor Cal Fly Guides services that I will be providing this year and years to come. Some of you know some of you don't, so here we go. Starting July 15th I will be offering Salmon trips on the Feather for catch and keep, it wont be your normal charter trip that you see out there, still the same trips as I am doing now, but on these trips you will be able to keep the fish. Starting this Shad season I will be targeting them on different rivers, not just the American. The will include the well known Yuba River, Feather River and Lower Sac. Shad season is just around the corner, so book those trips ASAP. Lastly I will be[…]

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  • January 2018 Fishing Report

    Nor Cal Fly Guides Fly Fishing Report Jan 17, 2018 | 14:53 pm

    January 2018 Fishing Report Happy New Years Everyone,What a crazy end of 2017 with the driest December on record and then to start the 2018 season out with a bang on the American, Yuba, Feather and Trinity Rivers. With spats of rain here and there things are slowly getting better, and with more rain in the near future fishing will only get better. Personally Im really looking forward to late winter early spring.TrinityFishing: Winter steelhead fishingClarity: clearFlows: Lewiston 300, DC 400, JC 530, Del Loma 930 flows on the dropDespite the lack of rain there is still some fishing be had. The fall fish are still swimming around, and are taking a bit longer than normal to make their way to the hatchery, while this is going on, the winter fish are slowly trickling in as well. We are seeing a few more wild winter fish over the last week, which is a site for sore eyes and with more rain over the next few weeks, they will continue to be in. The fishing is tough, hooking 2-5 fish a day, but this is your typical winter steelhead fishing conditions, but if you willing to work hard you will be rewarded with a few[…]

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  • Nov Fishing Report, Special Treat......and a bit more

    Nor Cal Fly Guides Fly Fishing Report Nov 13, 2017 | 19:22 pm

    Nov Fishing Report, Special Treat......and a bit more Hello Ladies and GentsWell its been a while since my last report, my sincerest apologies, this was by far the busiest fall I have had since I started guiding in Feb 2009. From mid August to now its been non stop guiding all throughout Nor Cal, and the fishing this fall was the best we have seen in years. What I am hoping is that most of you were able to get out on the water and enjoy the fishing as much as we did. It was one to definitely remember and I really hope to see you on the water next fall, just remember to book well in advance if you are looking to book between August and Nov, this year I had nothing available in Oct starting the beginning of Sept.As I type the rain is coming down and with that bringing more fish (winter steelhead) into the system. Fishing continues to be fair to good across the North State and with small amounts of rain in the future forecast the winter fishing is going to be pretty darn good. The ReportFeatherFishing - GoodClarity - Low flow 3ft slightly brown High flow 6ft milky clearFlows- Low flow  High flow[…]

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  • August Fishing Report ..... Its Almost Fall.....

    Nor Cal Fly Guides Fly Fishing Report Aug 11, 2017 | 19:15 pm

    August Fishing Report ..... Its Almost Fall..... Hello Fellow AnglersWow, what a crazy fishing season we have had this year, between crazy high flows and the above normal high temps, its been an interested one when getting out on the water, ones with an open mind and willing to put in the time, seem to be the ones into fish. Even now the flows on some Sac Valley rivers are making it tough for wading, but despite the temps and flows the fishing has been fair to good, and with fall knocking at our door the fishing is and will only get better. With that said, fall will be here sooner than you think, and if you are thinking of booking a fall trip, I still have some prime dates remaining for the "EGG BITE" as well as dates for some great fall swinging, if to swing is your thing.Here is your Nor Cal Fly Guides Fishing ReportAmerican River:Flows - 3600cfsClarity - ClearFishing - Fair to GoodThe shad are finally gone, YYEEEEESSSSSS!!!!! This means that its time for striper fishing again, and it has been getting better over the past few weeks. We are seeing the typically shakers, but a few bigger fish from 3-7lbs have been[…]

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  • Spring Fishing Report and a bit more...(BAJA)

    Nor Cal Fly Guides Fly Fishing Report Apr 26, 2017 | 14:40 pm

    Spring Fishing Report and a bit more...(BAJA) Hello Everyone,WOW, what a start to the 2017 fishing season. All we can say is water, water and more water. Oh and more water to come. Hopefully the rainy season is behind us, and only good fishing to come.This year has been a bit challenging, especially on local water. The opener on the American was the worst in years, the Feather was brown due to the damage to the dam, the Yuba was high and brown as well, everything was high and brown, even the Lower Sac. The only fishable water that kept me busy was the Trinity, but even that is now flowing to high. So you may be asking, is there anything fishable right now, and  the answer is yes and thats soon to come. For those that typically book fall/winter trips, I would highly recommend booking well in advance, the sooner the better. This fall is going to be one to remember, and I hope to be able to experience it with you. With the amount of water that we have, with plenty more to come, we will have plenty of water for fall fishing, and the water temps are going to be very favorable for the fish.[…]

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  • Febuary 2017 Fishing Report

    Nor Cal Fly Guides Fly Fishing Report Feb 9, 2017 | 13:41 pm

    Febuary 2017 Fishing Report Hello fellow anglers,This year has been a crazy wet mess so I hope all of you have stayed safe and dry while mother nature shows us her fury. With this wet season, most of you know it has left almost all of Northern California blown out and to high to fish. With more coming down, it doesn't look like the Sac Valley will clear up anytime soon. However, there has been a glimmer of hope, which I will talk about shortly. I will have to say, I am super excited and really looking forward to our spring to fall fishing with all the snow we have in the mountains. What this awesome snow pack means is a longer spring as well as a great summer and fall fishing with lots of cold water for the fish to thrive and for us to play. Even though things do not look so great right now, come late spring, summer and fall, its going to be great. So hang in there. If you are looking to get out now...........here ya go...............Fishing Report:Well this one is pretty easy, all rivers are blown and unfishable except for one.........Trinity River:The Trinity has been the saving grace[…]

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  • Dec/Jan Fishing Report

    Nor Cal Fly Guides Fly Fishing Report Dec 19, 2016 | 16:01 pm

    Dec/Jan Fishing Report Happy Holidays Everyone,Well as most of you know, we have received a ton of rain over the past week or two and it has done some good things as well as some not so good things to the our rivers, lakes and streams. The good: The reservoirs are filling up nicely, the snow pack is looking pretty good, and with more water flowing down the rivers, the winter fishing is looking to be pretty good after the beginning of the year.The not so good:As of right now, most of the Sac Valley Rivers are blown out, but don't worry, in a few short weeks, they will be back to fishing level as well as fishing clarity.Here is your local fishing reportTrinity River:Clarity: Good to getting perfectFlows:Lewiston - 300cfs steadyBucktail - 500cfs and droppingDouglas City - 775cfs and droppingJunction City - 1600cfs and droppingWow, the past few weeks on the Trinity have been extremely good to Nor Cal Fly Guides clients. While others have been working hard to find fish, we have consistently hooked a half a dozen adults on a daily basis, with my last 2 days up there hooking 16 adults and landing 8 of them, this being right after the[…]

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