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It’s on

Spring fishing conditions on the Lower Sac have arrived. The past few days have been stellar. The water is far from gin clear but the fish can see plenty good to pick up your bug.. if it's in the right spot. With the extended forecast predicting more warm weather, the Brachycentrus Caddis should start to happen. ...

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The Sac in BACK in shape.

Some great news to report on the Lower Sac. Water conditions are on the mend and the river is fishing well. The river is flowing green (NO LONGER BROWN) and the fish are eager to eat. These fish haven't been pressured or fished to much at all in the past few months and that certainly showed today. We saw a good number of Spring Caddis already popping off. With this warm weather trend, I wouldn't be surprised to see the bulk of the hatch happen in the next week or two. Stoked to be back on the home river.. expecting some bomber fishing, now through the Spring. I've still got days open for March, jump on it if you want to experience some stellar spring fishing on this powerhouse trout...

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River Updates and Forecast

Lower Sacramento River There is some good news to report on the Lower Sac.. The river is slowly starting to turn more green than brown and visibility is improving little by little. Even with these dirty water conditions there are plenty of fish to be caught. We tend to see the bigger fish of the year show up in dirty water. The big boys and girls have to eat a lot more to sustain their size than the smaller fish, forcing them to chow without being nearly as picky as they would be in clear water. An example of the quality of fish that show up in dirty water: Steelhead We've had a great year of steelhead fishing in the State of Jefferson. The Klamath is slowly winding down as many of those fish are...

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Kill Clippers

Hatchery Steelhead (Steelhead that have a "clipped" adipose fin) are tasty creatures.. especially when you get em close to the Ocean. It's important for all anglers to realize the importance of killing hatchery fish when you catch them. There is a plethora of negative impacts that hatchery fish have on the populations of wild fish. Read up a little bit and learn some of the science on WHY hatchery fish are further harming populations of wild fish. Here is a little recipe that I got from my good buddy, Lee Kuepper. Fillet, debone and skin. Cut into strips. Roll in large grain kosher salt, then in brown sugar. Lay in brine bowl with layer of brown sugar on the bottom and sprinkle more brown sugar on top. After this has been done to all of...

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Water for Fish

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Protections for Central Valley Salmon.  Check out the link above and educate yourself on whats going on with freshwater in our state. A never-ending hot topic. We need WILD Salmon and Steelhead in our valley rivers. We need suitable habitat for these fish to exist. Taking water from the Delta and sending it south to irrigate a desert in central and southern California is hard to make sense of. Ultimately, we need to find a long term balance between Humans and Fish. It is refreshing to see the Federal Court uphold protections for these fish. A small step in the right direction. Propeller of a Sacramento River King: ...

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The Song Remains the Same

I'll say it again.. Steelhead fishing on the Klamath River REMAINS good, great, grand, wonderful.. We've had a good dose of rain over the past week. Tribs swelled up and a lot of fish moved around. New fish have showed upriver. The flows are still low coming from the Gate (1,000 cubes) and water temps have dropped down into the low 40s. Fish have surrendered to their winter spots. I had two of my favorite people to have in the boat out today. Bob and Dennis always bring a great vibe to the river and always wreck fish when they're together. They put a few cool doubles to the net today too. Wether we're trout or steelhead fishing - these guys always manage some awesome doubles. We didn't have another boat...

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Holiday Gift Certificates

Get your friends or family a good gift this Christmas. I guarantee they'd enjoy a guided day of fly fishing. Gift Certificates are now available.  There are a lot of steelhead in the rivers of Northern California right now. With most of the rivers on the drop, fishing over the next couple of weeks should be damn good. Go get some. ...

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Portugal 2013 Road-Trip Gallery

Remember the first time you went to a show and saw your favorite band. You wore their shirt, and sang every word. You didn't know anything about scene, haircuts, or what was cool. All you knew was that this music made you feel different from anyone you shared a locker with. Someone finally understood you. This is what music is about....

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Recent trends in storytelling

Remember the first time you went to a show and saw your favorite band. You wore their shirt, and sang every word. You didn't know anything about scene, haircuts, or what was cool. All you knew was that this music made you feel different from anyone you shared a locker with. Someone finally understood you. This is what music is about....

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Winter Steelhead

Winter steelhead season is happening right now. The recent storms have moved some fish around and pushed some bigger fish upriver. We see our biggest, wild fish show up in December and January. I just had this coming weekend (December 12-14) open up. This is prime steelhead time in Northern California. Click HERE to check out some more winter steelhead  ...

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