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Lower Sacramento River Fishing Report

Not much has changed on the TroutFactory that is the Lower Sac. The fish have gotten a little quicker and the hatches have thinned out a bit but the fishing remains good to very good. It pays to have a perfect drift in the right spot, with a ninja quick hookset. There is a substantial difference in the success for those who do. The wind was a pain in the ass the past few days - makes mends and drifts a little tougher to achieve. The forecast is CLEAR for the foreseeable future.. that's nice and all but it'd be good to get a few little wet systems to move through soon. More from the river HERE.  ...

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Lower Sacramento River Fishing Report

The Lower Sacramento River CONTINUES to pump out consistently good fishing. The past few days have been exceptional. Flows are down to 5k cubes and should stay there for the foreseeable future. We've been gettin' out of the boat and wade fishing quite a bit too, which is a really good change of pace. Even had the chance to throw the dry fly to rising fish on the days the Baetis come off in numbers. The last few weeks have been a prime example of how dynamic this river can be. More images from the River here. ...

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Lower Sacramento River Fishing Report

The fishing on the Sac remains good to really good most days. The Baetis hatches have been coming off like clockwork and can convince the bigger fish in the river to come out from hiding. We've had some stellar days over the past few weeks and expect this trend to continue. Flows are down to 5k which opens up even more opportunities to get out of the boat and wade fish. If the stars align, Dry fly fishing can happen this time of year too. The Trinity River was good to us all last week too. Small pulses of color and flow from the tribs gets the fish moving and can make for some damn good windows. Checkout more images from the Rivers here.  ...

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Lower Sacramento River Report

The Lower Sac has been phenomenal this past week. Heavy hatches of BWOs is driving the fishing most days. Rain or shine it has been really, really good out here. Very few other boats around on most week days too. We have been getting out of the boat a fair amount and wading some of the skinny stuff since the flows have dropped down to 6k cubes. We've even had the chance to throw the dry fly in some spots.. The dry fly game this time of year does exist - it can be very technical and requires above average skill though. Looking forward to a few more Winter Salmon showing up and contributing some huevos to the trout's diet soon. More snaps from the river here. ...

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Lower Sacramento River Report

Last week was pretty exceptional all around. The Lower Sac gave us some ridiculously good days. The boys I had on Saturday lost count of how many doubles they had.. The BWO hatches have been ginormous.. and the XL trout have been coming out from hiding to take part in the feast.  I spent a day guiding both the Klamath and Trinity last week also and had some great Steelhead fishing on both rivers. There are good numbers of fish spread out in both rivers. As long as conditions stay favorable, we should have some solid Steelhead fishing in November and December. Checkout more images from the river here. ...

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Lower Sacramento River Report

The Sac has given us some really good days mixed with some mediocre days over the past week. Fish are EXTREMELY fast on the grab right now. They're not giving you much time at all set set the hook which has made for some challenging fishing at times. That being said we're still getting a lot of opportunities and fish better than 20" are hitting the net every day. Word is there are a lot of adult salmon down in the delta right now - this could mean a good winter push of Salmon and a big egg bite for us in November and December. We're looking forward to see what happens the coming days and weeks. More images from the river here.  ...

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Lower Sacramento River Report

Flows are at 8k still and the fishing remains good to great. Not many salmon spawning so the "egg drop" aint really a thing yet.. that's OK because the bug game has been strong. Oh yea, and the river has been pretty vacant of boats lately too.. We see some of the heaviest fish of the year during October, November and December. Find a day to get in one of our boats and we'll show you a few. Checkout some more images from the river here   ...

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Alaska Wrap – 2017

  Erika and I just got back from our annual hosted trip to Alaska. A giant THANK YOU to those who traveled and fished with us the past couple of weeks. We had an incredibly good time with each and every one of you. I say it all the time but I am very lucky to have such a great group of clients. Some of my best clients have become some of our best friends over the years. I look forward to many more years of hosted fly fishing travel with you all. We had excellent conditions during most of our trip this year. A few days of rain but not enough to dirty the water until the last two days. The smaller coastal streams were stacked with Silvers and everyone...

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It’s on.

This shouldn't be news to anyone who pays attention to fishing reports - but the Lower Sacramento River continues to kick us consistently good fishing with or without the boat traffic. The "top'' just reopened to fishing. The circus came and went. A lot of folks that don't spend much time on the river were disappointed and were griping about how slow it was.. I guess because we're not catching fish on your backcast it's considered slow. Fish with someone who at least kinda knows what's happening out there.. you'll have a much better experience. I have a few Afternoon/Evening sessions open this week. Email, call or text to jump on it. Fishing has been pretty damn good. Images from the river here. ...

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Back to Reality

I just got back from a little road trip up to Southwest Montana and back. We celebrated Independence day in the small town of Virginia City and had a hell of a good time hanging out with friends and even getting a little fishin' in. You can check out more from our photos here. That's a part of the world that I certainly plan on spending more time in. As much as I love Redding as my home base - SW Montana is pretty darn appealing for a couple months of the summer. A hosted trip in 2018 is already in the works. Stand by for details..   I'm back on the Sac again tomorrow and have a bunch of morning/evening trips in the next few weeks. Fishing was very good prior to...

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