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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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Last Minute Openings for June

I recently had a few last minute cancelations. I now have this coming Tuesday (6/20), next Tuesday and Wednesday (6/27-6/28) open for evening floats. This hot spell we are currently experiencing really gets the Hydropsyche Caddis hatching in the late afternoon/evening and makes for some VERY GOOD trout fishing. Check out some more of the photos from what you should expect.. CLICK HERE ...

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The Lower Sac

As of today, The Lower Sac is flowing at 13,000 cubes and is green with just about 3 feet of vis. The flows have fluctuated quite a bit in the past month from 5k-30k. Amazingly, the fishing has remained excellent through all of that. Despite the lack of bugs hatching, the fish have been chowing and are in great shape. There are a few caddis, random mayflies, stoneflies and sallies around but very few bugs compared to what we're used to in April and May. Those massive PMD hatches were non-existent this Spring. It is pretty amazing to see that our fishery is in as good of shape as it currently is, considering how rough the winter conditions were. As the weather keeps getting warm, you can expect to see...

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She’s back, Jack

The Lower Sac has been back in action since the beginning of April. The flows have jumped from 10k up to 25k in the past few days. Surprisingly though, that spike hasn't slowed the fishing at all. 25K cubes is a big, rip roaring river but it is still very fishable. We're still waiting on the big spring hatches of bugs.. our fingers are crossed that they didn't all get flushed when the river was up at 90k in January. It's certainly an unusual spring with the big flows, dirty water and lack of hatches - the only thing that's not a surprise is that the trout fishing is good. I just had this coming Tuesday (4/18) and Friday (4/21) cancel. As of now these are my only open days until...

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Brown Water Blues

Winter Steelhead season is about wrapped up in my book. We have had only a few windows to get after the fish we look forward to all year. Green water has been quite elusive since Christmas - BUT even with that, there have been some very good windows. Chasing Winter fish is always a gamble - weather, water conditions, migrating fish that may or may not even be there. These are the simple reasons it is so gratifying when it happens. This shit is not for the thin skinned. For those of you who rolled the dice with me this year, Thank you. As most of you have seen - the rewards can be tremendous.  CHECKOUT MORE FROM THE WINTER SEASON HERE Whats on the Horizon? Well, there is some good news (FINALLY)...

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Update

The Sac is currently flowing at 26,000 cubes and is still brown with less than a foot of vis. We are really hoping the clarity comes back soon. When it does - the fishing should be very good at these higher flows. Anything below 30k will be fishable if the visibility is decent. We are expecting a good spring season with the bigger flows. Stay tuned.  Steelhead The Windows have been very small and short lived this Winter. Relentless storms have kept our rivers big and dirty for most of the late Fall and early Winter seasons. When the rivers have had the time to turn green we have found some impressive fish. The inland rivers (Klamath/Trinity) have been teetering on slow to decent depending on the day. Most days you're averaging...

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Alaska Hosted Trip – 2017

I still have two spots open for our annual hosted trip to Alaska. This is a bucket list trip, fishing the best rivers and streams that the Kenai Peninsula has to offer with the best guides. Call, text or email with your inquiry. Follow this LINK for the rest of the specifics on this trip.  ...

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Atmospheric River – Update

We have been getting walloped with rain this winter.  This is great for the fish and the drought situation but it causes us guides to have to cancel and reschedule quite a few trips. The double edged sword.  The Lower Sac is currently at 30k cubes coming out of Keswick. Yes, the river is big - don't try to wade it right now.. As the rains slow down this Weekend the river should start to clear and should be back into fishable shape by the middle of next week. Don't be too frightened by the big water.. Big flows on the Sac can make for some pretty stellar trout fishing. As long as we have a few feet of visibility, fishing should be good next week. Most of the Trinity should...

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