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The Steelheading continues on! The sharp change in weather from from cool and rainy to Warm, Bright and Dry has put the Steelhead in a bit of a funk, those that work hard and make accurate presentations can expect a few opportunities a day. Almost an equal mix of hatchery and wild fish are showing, the river flows and color are perfect, get out there and get after it !
Posted: February 7, 2016, 12:00 am
Had a great day on the Trinity guiding alongside boss-man Andrew Harris. With 2 boats w 4 clients, everyone hooked up. When does that ever happen?

Matt & Allen from Red bluff did a great job today mending line & riding seams. My duo brought a couple half pounders to the net within the first few minutes of the float, but we wanted the real-steel. Right after lunch Matt hooks into a monster that breaks him off at the exact time Allen hooks up w nice wild hen that breached the water close to a dozen times. Sigh talk about an emotional rollercoaster. Oh yeah- he played the fish perfectly and high fives were exchanged. Good stuff.
Posted: February 6, 2016, 12:00 am
Long-time guest Dave forwarded these two photos from Friday.  He said the fishing was good and he even had a couple of fish over 10 pounds.  Sounds like fun!
Posted: February 5, 2016, 12:00 am
I did a steelhead clinic for the Deep Creek Fly Fishers today at Indian Creek Lodge on the Trinity River.  This is our 3rd annual clinic.  We spent the morning in the comfortable fisherman's lounge on the 2nd floor of the lodge going over flies, rigging, and reading the water.  We spent the afternoon fishing along Steel Bridge Road.  Mark, one of the students in the clinic, even managed to hook and almost land a very nice steelhead!
Posted: February 5, 2016, 12:00 am
Fishing improved quite a bit today, although the adult steelhead were still hard to come by.  The weather was about 20 degrees warmer and the fish were much grabbier.  John and Rick landed almost a dozen trout and John got the fish of the day, a 6-pound wild steelhead.  The river is still high but very fishable.  Fishing pressure is light.
Posted: February 4, 2016, 12:00 am
I fished with John and Rick from Reno today.  It was a very cold and wet day and the fishing was TOUGH.  We caught three small trout, but didn't find an adult steelie today.  I spoke with some other guides and the best report I heard was two fish hooked.  The river is in excellent shape though and should be fishable down to Junction City by the weekend.
Posted: February 3, 2016, 12:00 am
Spent a great day on the Lower Sac with Jeff from Sacramento. The upper section of the Lower Sac fished quite well for us. We had good battles all day. Weather was beautiful and the fishing was as good. Lots of boats since most every where else is blown out. Good thing about the Sac is lots of room to fish.
Posted: January 30, 2016, 12:00 am
I fished a rising river with brothers Tom and John today.  We get poured on in the morning but the afternoon was nice.  We managed to stay ahead of a big plume of muddy water all day, but fishing was still tough.  We landed several half-pounders and Tom landed one nice wild adult fish that made our day.
Posted: January 29, 2016, 12:00 am
The Trinity blow out overnight and is muddy from top to bottom.  The next few days are supposed to be a lot drier so hopefully the river will be fishable by Tuesday.
Posted: January 29, 2016, 12:00 am
  Had a good time floating the upper section of the river yesterday with John Anderson from Truckee. Brought 3 to the net and 'quick-released' a few others! 
Despite the lower section of the river being blown, the upper reaches of Trinity is quite fishable and has a nice green tint to the water. Saw a few hatches but nothing hit the dries. 
Posted: January 27, 2016, 12:00 am

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