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We had a really fun day on the Trinity today.  My clients Tom and Mike both landed wild steelhead.  The highlight of the day was the dry fly fishing, though.  Mike hooked and landed a 20" brown on a very long cast and a very nice drift.  Tom landed a rainbow and they both had several other eats on dries.  We saw a lot of march browns size 12-14 plus some smaller mayflies today.
Posted: January 26, 2015, 12:00 am
Here are photos of our guests today at Eagle Canyon.  Our host Sam says that
hot flies the last few days have been white minnow patterns (flashy=good) and chartreuse zonkers/buggers.  If indicator fishing, small midges (zebra, blood, etc).
 
Posted: January 24, 2015, 12:00 am
Fishing has been good on the southern Oregon Coast!  Gino and Dax have some open dates still...
Posted: January 24, 2015, 12:00 am
The Trinity River is fishing fair right now.  We're hooking adult fish each day, but not many.  Some days we get good numbers of half-pounders, too.  We had some great dry fly action on half-pounders at lunchtime yesterday.  Check out these photos from the last two days.
Posted: January 20, 2015, 12:00 am
I just finished up a 3-day trip with fellow guide Jay Cockrum.  Fishing on the Trinity has been fair to good.  We hooked adult fish every day plus a fair number of half-pounders and browns.  Adult steelies are spread out throughout the system and you have to cover a lot of water to catch them.  We actually hooked 3 out of one spot a couple days ago, but that has been the exception, not the rule.  The fish are mostly fresh and wild right now.
Posted: January 15, 2015, 12:00 am
I have just opened up some late January and early February dates for the Southern Oregon Coast.  Early reports from Gino are very, very good...he has been getting them and rain is in the near forecast, so next week should provide good conditions.  To get fired up on winter steelhead, check out the link to a fun short video below and shoot me an e mail to talk more about chasing winter steelhead in the Pacific Northwest.
 
I also have just a few days left available for the Olympic Peninsula in March, contact me soon if you want a shot at the biggest winter steelhead on earth.   
Posted: January 15, 2015, 12:00 am
The 2015 season at Eagle Canyon is underway!
 
Streamers are producing well in the mornings while small nymphs & midges seem to take over in the afternoon. Nothing beats the rush of seeing a  malicious  15 pound 'bow create a wake as it chases your fly. 
Chartreuse zonkers and flashback P.T.'s (size 16-18) have been working well lately. 
If you have any questions or inquiries don't hesitate to shoot me an email. Tight Lines. 
 
 
 
 
 
Posted: January 14, 2015, 12:00 am
Katie and I just got back from a very successful Sacramento ISE Show.  It was great to see many of our clients, old and new.  We now have very few weekend spots left.  The following dates are all open FOR 2 ANGLERS ONLY: January 24th, February 7th, March 1st and 22nd.  These are the only weekend dates we have left, so if you need a weekend date don't delay.  There are still plenty of weekdays that are wide open, too.
 
Posted: January 12, 2015, 12:00 am
Randy Hamann and I guided a great group of guys this weekend - and oh what a trip they had!  Now that the conditions have improved after all the much needed rain we received in December, so has the fishing.  We hooked into several native adult fish and half-pounders both days!  On Friday my guys had a double hook-up, and both landed two amazing adults.  More rain is forecast for the coming weekend, so conditions should improve!
Posted: January 11, 2015, 12:00 am
The heavy rains around Christmas and the Bitter Cold that followed put fishing off for a week or so but the fishing has rebounded and river conditions are pretty darn good. The heavy rains of December have muddied up Trinity Lake which in turn has added just the right amount of color into the river, we have enjoyed fishing the Trinity in a nice shade of Steelhead green, something we don't often see. The icing on the cake is there are a good number of wild adults around and quite a few hatchery "chrome" half pounders.
 
Current forecast are calling for some rain by the end of the week which should freshin up the river and the fishing !  
Posted: January 11, 2015, 12:00 am

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