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I had a wonderful day with Loretta and Corol Ann.  Conditions are improving and the fish are hungry!  There were no fish feeding on the surface today, but there weren't many caddis either.  Fishing is only going to get better, so if you're thinking about booking your spring trip - I wouldn't wait any longer!
Posted: February 28, 2015, 12:00 am
Clients, George and John from San Diego had a good couple of days on the Trinity, we ran a couple different floats in the JC area and connected with multiple wild adult Steelhead to 7 lbs, 1/2 pounders and browns . The fishing pressure has been fairly light and I think the fishing for Steelhead should remain decent through the first week of March.
 
We could use a little rain, the flows are OK but we've lost that beautiful Steelhead Green Color we've had since Christmas and the river is now running Trinity Clear ! 
Posted: February 26, 2015, 12:00 am
I spent an afternoon on the Lower Sac fishing with a friend.  We used my jet boat to access three prime riffles.  We did all of our fishing on foot and most of it with lightweight spey rods, the rest with dry flies.  My buddy Dan landed 9 fish and I was not far behind.  Most of our fish today were small, but there were a few up to 15" in the mix.  The grab was really good in a few areas and we had several double hook-ups.  I had a few grabs on dry flies.  The swing fishing is picking up and should only improve as the weather warms up.  If you like wading and swinging flies, book a trip with me or Randy Hamann and see the Lower Sac in a different light.
Posted: February 26, 2015, 12:00 am
The Lower Sac is back in and fishing well after a long muddy break, Late winter and early Spring can be some of the best fishing of the season on the Lower Sac. Fishing indicators from a drift boat is a given but for a more interesting approach it can be wade fished using a sled boat. "Walk Wade" without the walking ! I like to target prime swing runs with light weight Spey rods and fish dries with single hand rods when the Trout are on the Job!
 
I can provide all tackle including light weight Spey rods and instruction. 
 
Check my calender for availability. 
Posted: February 24, 2015, 12:00 am
We had a nice day on the Trinity today.  We didn't land any adult steelhead, but we did catch quite a few half-pounders.  We had good action all day, great weather, and plenty of solitude.  There was a good hatch of March browns in the early afternoon that had good numbers of fish looking up.
Posted: February 24, 2015, 12:00 am
It was a tough day with high winds at Eagle Canyon today.
Posted: February 22, 2015, 12:00 am
It's been in the 70s this past week on the coast, not exactly prime weather for chasing winter steelhead. The smaller rivers have dropped out of shape, but we swung up some epic fish this past week. Rain on Thursday will help.
Posted: February 22, 2015, 12:00 am
Here are some photos from this Friday and Saturday.
 
We have two dates available for solo anglers:
March 3 (2 spots)
April 10 (1 spot)
 
We have five open dates left for groups of 2-8 anglers:
March 12, 31
April 6, 14-15 
Posted: February 20, 2015, 12:00 am
We were pleased to host the Shasta/Trinity chapter of Project Healing Waters at Eagle Canyon today.  This is a great group of veterans and they have a dedicated support staff of volunteers.  This was the 3rd year that we have hosted this group and they always bring great weather with them!  Fishing was good and our guests landed many 5 to 10 pound fish today.  The program participants spend a lot of time tying flies and practicing casting and it really pays off when they have a chance to get out on the water.  We hope to see this group again next year at Eagle Canyon
Posted: February 17, 2015, 12:00 am
After the last mega storm we have been encountering fish every day here on the southern coast. The smaller rivers are dropping out of shape already, getting very low and clear...but there are fish around. The Rogue and Chetco have been producing the last few days. A few days ago we enjoyed swinging flies in 70 degree weather, and hooked 4 steelhead...pretty unique for winter steelhead fishing.
Posted: February 17, 2015, 12:00 am

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