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Our Eagle Canyon Opening Day Auction is live on eBay right now!  Here is the link:

The auction closes at 3pm on Saturday Nov 28th.  The winning bidder can bring a group of up to 8 anglers on Opening Day, January 2nd 2016.
On a separate note, weekend dates are going fast.  Check our availability page to reserve your dates for Eagle Canyon 2016! 
Posted: November 24, 2015, 12:00 am
The Sac has been off and on the past week or so.  It's good one day, but the next the fish are tight lipped and you're trying to figure out what gives.  What do we do?  We keep after it and get rewarded with an epic day of Bill and Mark had today!  The egg bite is over and the trout are back to eating nymphs.  Fishing the Sac this time of year is great because the pressure is light and the fish are big!  
Posted: November 23, 2015, 12:00 am
I did a spey-only day today on the Lower Sac with clients Gene and Lisa from San Francisco.  They are both great spey casters and they really enjoyed fishing the excellent swing water on the Lower River.  We fought with high winds all day and that seemed to put the fish off a little bit.  We landed a couple trout and Lisa hooked a big mystery fish that jumped and threw her hook.  Probably an adult steelhead, but who knows for sure.
Posted: November 20, 2015, 12:00 am
Fishing continues to be challenging on the Trinity with low water and considerable angling pressure. Those that fish thoroughly and with accuracy are getting their fish. One bright spot is there are a number of larger fish in the mix ! Large Steelhead always make my day ! Who know's what next week will bring but one things for sure if you fail to book a trip and get out on the river you will never know.
Posted: November 20, 2015, 12:00 am
We just hosted the Diablo Valley Fly Fishers on the Trinity River for a couple of days.  Fishing was challenging in general but there were some bright spots.  Rob tied his all-time record by landing 4 steelhead in one day.  Paul caught the two biggest fish of his life.  Other anglers caught a fish or two and some caught none.  That's how it's been lately.  Hit or miss.  We have had some large fish in the mix, though.  We taped a couple that went 28" yesterday and Randy Hamann's clients have landed a couple even larger fish the last two days.  Thanks again DVFF guys - see you again in December!
Posted: November 19, 2015, 12:00 am
The catching of fish on the Trinity this past weekend was pretty slow. The few fish that are in the river aren't really spread out, despite the little bit of rain we got the last week. It rained again yesterday, so today into this week could be better. Pressure remains very high on the river, despite tough fishing. Getting a steelhead or two is a really good day right now, as it is on any steelhead river. And if given the option to go steelhead fishing, one should always take it!
Posted: November 16, 2015, 12:00 am

You can catch some nice steelhead on the Trinity River right now if you can get away from the crowds.  There were a ton of boats out today but we managed to stay away from most of them and were able to find some fish.  Steve and Dana from Chico had their best Trinity outing in several seasons. 

Regular trout nymphs are working the best right now.  Be careful with store-bought trout nymphs - some of the hooks bend out pretty easily.  Or even break right off at the bend.  If you want to stack the deck on your favor you should tie your own nymphs on heavy wire hooks.  5 pound fish and cheap size 14 hooks are not a good combination.

Posted: November 16, 2015, 12:00 am
I spent a great day on the Lower Sac with Matt and Zach from El Dorado Hills.  The guys were new to fly fishing the Lower Sac, but were quick and enthusiastic learners.  Both guys had multiple hook-ups, hearty fights, and heart breaking moments with the ones that got away.  Matt got a nice bow to the net and even though the weather was a little mixed, it was a really beautiful day.
Posted: November 15, 2015, 12:00 am

January 2nd 2016 is Opening Day at Eagle Canyon, our private trophy trout destination east of Red Bluff.  It is our tradition to auction off Opening Day on eBay.  Bidding starts at $1000, our normal rate for a group of 8 anglers.  The winning bidder will have the lakes all to themselves and can bring a group of up to 8 anglers.  The lakes will be filled with 3 to 15 pound rainbows that have never been caught!  It's always a lot of fun.

The 7-day auction begins at 3pm on November 21st at 3pm. 

Posted: November 15, 2015, 12:00 am
Had a great time guiding Jason & Bret on the Lower Sac. The father/son duo brought several hard fighting rainbows to the net while having the entire river to ourselves. Sweet stuff. 
The egg grab is more prolific near posse while your normal good 'ol bread and potato nymphs work well around Anderson - below. 
Posted: November 15, 2015, 12:00 am

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