Our story and team bios northern california fly fishing. Heres a look at some of the top spots to fly fish in california. Chip obrien is a regular contributor to california fly fisher and northwest fly fishing magazines, and author of river journal, sacramento river. Guided fly fishing fishing trips mike hibbard fly fishing. Spey fishing guide fly fishing guide northern california. Oasis springs lodge northern california fly fishing.
Ken hanleys no nonsense guide to fly fishing in northern. If he isnt spending time with people, hes reading a book and drinking coffee. Come experience the ultimate search for trout in northern california at clearwater lodge. Fly fishing the california delta and the new childrens book where a trout calls home buy them now at your local fly fishing pro shop, amazon or download them on ibooks or kindle. Of course, you can always stick close to the bay area if youre short on time. The book concludes with patterns for tying more than sixty flies specially designed for fishing success in northern lakes and streams. In flyfishing northern california waters, lily tso wong shares her decades of experience exploring this areas more than premier and lesserknown lakes and many miles of streams. Ken hanleys no nonsense guide to fly fishing in northern california. Northern california fly fishing guide service 2017 herwatersflyfishing. Other fine northern california fisheries to add to your todo list include mccloud river, fall river, hot creek, and yuba river. Chase striper and shad via jet boat in the sacramento, feather or yuba rivers, bass on the fly.
Flyfishing is the most artful expression of anglinga celebration of fishing. Mountains erupt throughout the landscape as rivers cut through it, creating high desert plateaus to the east, rainforests to the west and a jumble of discontinuous landscapes throughout. California has great fly fishing and lots of exciting variety when it comes to target species. These amazing spots in northern california are perfect to go fishing. With over 25 years experience guiding and fishing all over northern california, the angler who hires art for a day or more is hiring one of the very first fly anglers to establish himself as an authority on guided fly fishing on the fall river, pit river, mccloud river, hat creek and the entire sacramento river watershed.
Northern california fly fishing guide network resource northern. All 3 are expert california fly fishing guides and are respected for their knowledge of the fish and rivers. Wild waters fly fishing 22 hill road mt shasta, ca 96067 at wild waters fly fishing we pride ourselves in operating a yearround professional team of fulltime fishing guides, and office staff. Mar 14, 2020 there you have it folks, your northern california fishing report from nor cal fly guides. Northern california fly fishing guide network resource.
With our extensive fly fishing knowledge and experience on waters all over northern california, we will guide you on a fly fishing trip you will not soon forget. Theres nothing like casting a line on the water and melting into nature. Northern california fishing report confluence outfitters. Lost coast outfitters compiles a weekly northern california fishing report, with updated information on our favorite places to fish. Professional guided fly fishing for trophy rainbow trout on the lower sacramento river in redding with full time guide justin white. It starts high up on the slopes of mt lassen, within the national park, and is joined by thousands of natural, icecold springs as it carves its way through rugged canyons towards its eventual confluence with the mighty sacramento river. In the excitement of hooking trout, steelhead, and salmon in northern california s coastal and inland waters is a challenge you enjoy, you need this book. We can help you book a california fly fishing trip on the upper and. Norman gathered a collection of northern california experts to write the most detailed and comprehensive fly fishing guidebook to the waters they live and fish, from the best of spring creeks to the wilder freestone streams and rivers. The best fly fishing spots in california liveabout. Whether youre just hitting the surf for the afternoon, or driving north for steelhead, weve got the latest reports and conditions. Northern california fly fishing lost coast outfitters.
The fall river is a great piece of fly fishing water here in. Flyfishing the north country university of minnesota press. Let california s flyfishing experts guide you to the best fishing in california. Jack trout is a fly fishing guide in northern california. Battle creek is one of the true littleknown fly fishing gems of northern california. Mike continues to proudly carry on his grandfathers legacy as he guides, instructs and shares his knowledge. Northern california fly fishing forums links to flyfishing. Flyfishers guide to northern california is more than just an introduction to the best spring creeks, wild freestone streams and rivers northern california has to offer, norman and local experts provide intimate descriptions of the rivers as well as other practical tips and techniques that both longtime california residents and visiting. Shasta trout is a family owned and operated fly fishing guide service based in the beautiful town of mt. Fly fishing guide service in northern california and southern oregon. Its that thing you always think of doing in the summertime. Through cast hope, north valley fly fishing works to support northern californias youth, outdoors, and the love of fishing. Book your fly fishing or steelhead fishing trip with me now.
We are having a very wet year here in northern california for the spring of 2019 rainfall for redding area is 35 for the year, 7 over average. He lived in redding, california, for eighteen years, where he was a guide, teacher, and regional manager for caltrout. Bailey creek lodge northern california fly fishing. Book a trip fly fishing guide trout and steelhead northern california. Lake davis, frenchman lake, the middle fork feather river, the lower yuba river, the. Our region hosts outstanding fishing in some exceptional settings. Flyfishers guide to northern california book, 2004. This northern california fly fishing book is your guide to the best fisheries.
If you are new to the sport of fly fishing or are an accomplished angler, look no further you are in good hands with coogan fly fishing. Fishing in california california department of fish and. He is now joined by his 2 sons lil brian kyncy and nathaniel. So a few of the highlights to note have been the pmd and caddis hatches have been, at times, epic. Photo by ron sinfelt if you havent fished these california trout streams yet, you are missing some great angling action. His fly fishing passion has accompanied him throughout his many adventures hiking the peaks in tibet and the himalayas and exploring the wilderness of europe, mexico, new zealand, and asia, but his northern california home waters are what he knows best. Welcome to nor cal fish reports welcome to northern california s best source for regional sportfishing information, including the latest fishing conditions, charter boat information, and the regions best sources for bait, tackle, and all your fishing needs. They were able to accommodate me, as an experienced angler, as well as my dad who had never held a fly. Lastly, cheers to another amazing year season in northern california. In fact, some of northern california s most prestigious waters are all in a days or halfday reach for matt dahl, founder of grunt fly fishing. His current guide destinations include trout and stripers on the lower sac, steelhead on the trinity river, and dry fly fishing on battle creek. Premier streams and rivers from northern california to the eastern sierra. The trips i was doing end of march and beginning of early april provided some really great dry fly opportunities too, with my double dry set up being a. But northern california is pretty hard to beat not that its a competition by any means.
Mel hayner, owner of driftless fly fishing, has been fly fishing for over 40 years and stalking. In the excitement of hooking trout, steelhead, and salmon in northern californias coastal and inland waters is a challenge you enjoy, you need this book. Legendary rivers, huge runs of fish, colorful characters and fly fishing guides that were larger than life. From the lower sacramento river trout spey, to the mighty kvichak river in bristol bay, alaska, our fly fishing guides utilize the traditional down and across technique to target the most aggressive. Book your trip to the lower sacramento river, the trinity river, the klamath river or the might kvichak river in alaska. In fly fishing northern california waters, lily tso wong shares her decades of experience exploring this areas more than premier and lesserknown lakes and many miles of streams. Late september 2019 this is a good time of year to be on pit river as the temps start to drop the fish start to get active a little bit later in the day. A lot has changed since the old days however there are still great guides and exhilarating fly fishing action for steelhead on many coastal rivers to take advantage of. May 07, 2020 as a consequence, there has been a decline in fly fishing specialtyshops. Coogan fly fishing is a fly fishing guide service based out of northern ca. From the best water flies to the best time to fish and accommodations in relatively remote fishing regions of northern california, this will attract any avid fly fisherman with pages of travel and outdoors information on fly fishing rivers, lakes, reservoirs and bays.
California coastal steelhead fly fishing guides northern. Fly fishing northern california, san jose, california. Experience high quality northern california guided fly fishing trips to the lower. Jan 11, 2019 other fine northern california fisheries to add to your todo list include mccloud river, fall river, hot creek, and yuba river. Its icy cold water and ph allow for a diverse biomass with lots of bugs and loads of very well fed wild rainbows. Up in the mountains and the high sierra, there are blueribbon trout waters like the owens river, which can be broken up into three unique sectionsthe upper, middle. A quick, clear understanding of fly fishing, northern californias finest rivers, lakes reservoirs and bays by ken hanley jan 1, 1996. Book a trip fly fishing guide northern california to alaska. Mar 23, 2018 fly anglers excel tossing the usual assortment of stonefly and caddis fly nymphs. This book did a great job of trying to get it all in one book. Whether we were chasing steelhead, striper, shad, salmon, trout or anything else that swims, it was an awesome and busy year.
Before the flow changes we used to see good numbers of october caddis and isonychia. Learning the waters of northern california and mastering the art of fly fishing. Confluence outfitters is a group of dedicated fly fishing guides that specializes in the best trout and steelhead rivers in northern california and southern oregon. Lost coast fishing report lost coast outfitters compiles a weekly northern california fishing report, with updated information on our favorite places to fish. Mel hayner, owner of driftless fly fishing, has been fly fishing for over 40. A quick, clear understanding of fly fishing, northern california s finest rivers, lakes reservoirs and bays. The gents at ac fly fishing offer an incredible fishing experience in northern ca. It is well written, and efficient with information but still manages to be entertaining.
All inclusive tours mean all you need to do is show up and we provide the rest. Flyfishers guide to northern california flyfishers guides. Fishing guide northern california fishing trips confluence. Through cast hope, north valley fly fishing works to support northern california s youth, outdoors, and the love of fishing. Each water is written by an expert flyfisher, who knows the water. Extraordinary fly fishing in northern california and beyond. Nestled in the quiet manton valley of northern californias picturesque shasta county, youll find twin creeks ranch, home to bailey creek lodge.
Both the north and south of the state offer their own unique waters, filled with a variety of species. Clearwater lodge california fly fishing northern california. Book a trip now cast hope is a non profit organization that gets kids outdoors via guided fly trips. Spey fishing guide fly fishing guide northern california to. The sea foragers guide to the northern california coast. Streams, rivers and lakes in the area are home to everything from five distinct species of trout along with steelhead, salmon, shad to several warm water species. Northern california fly fishing report fly fishing art.
Ken hanley is certainly the most qualified fly fishermen to pen a nononsense fly fishing guide to the state of california. Fly fishing is an outdoor activity and adverse weather conditions do not constitute cancellation of a trip. Flyfishers guide to northern california book, 1997. Ideally situated in the heart of the finest fly fishing for trout and steelhead the golden state has to offer, our guide service features the legendary rivers of northern california and the finest local guides. Flyfishers guide to northern california flyfishers. The guides were professional experts, with a command of the sac that i see in only the best fly fishing destinations. Mike folden was born and raised in northern california and was introduced to fly fishing at a very young age by his grandfather, whom himself was a guide.
The ratings for different areas, recommendations for flies, seasons and other tips are quite useful. Flyfishers guide to northern california book by seth. As a resident of grass valley, chuck ragan offers guided fly fishing trips. Personally i think that volumes could be written about the area. Lay your head down in magical tree houses or geodesic domes. Please come by and say hi, lets talk fishing, enter to win a free guided fishing trip, and book your next fly fishing adventure.
Ive been reminded of a small hardbound book in my fly fishing library which is about a method of meeting and matching the super hatches of the west this 1995 book is entitled the phenological fly. Well, that time is just about here which means its time to take down your rod and reel and dust off your tackle box. Online shopping from a great selection at books store. The best fly fishing guides in northern california.
Nestled in the quiet manton valley of northern california s picturesque shasta county, youll find twin creeks ranch, home to bailey creek lodge. Steelhead, trout, bass, stripers, shad, rivers, lakes, etc. Clearwater lodge continues a 30year tradition of excellence by providing luxury accommodations, gourmet meals and worldclass guided fly fishing and instruction. Visit our guide service page to learn more about our guides and what makes them great. We hope this gets you jacked and amped for the up and coming season.
The fishing has really turned on over these past few weeks with the weather we are having and it will continue to stay good to great for months to come, especially after this rain. Northern california is a prime candidate for winecamping in vineyards or on permaculture farms. Flyfishers guide to northern california book orvis. The south branch of the root river has been designated as one of trout unlimiteds 100 best trout streams in the usa and flows right through town just a block from the fly shop. From the lower sacramento river trout spey, to the mighty kvichak river in bristol bay, alaska, our fly fishing guides utilize the traditional down and across technique to target the most aggressive fish in the syst. Three rivers guide service is a northern california fly fishing guide service for the upper sacramento river, pit river, mccloud river and klamath river. The fall river is a great piece of fly fishing water here. Fly fishing for steelhead on california s north coast is something of a storied history. There you have it folks, your northern california fishing report from nor cal fly guides.
Your fly fishing guide service for northern california and southern oregon. Consequently, north valley fly fishing is a unique guide service having all the bases covered. Your guide reserves the right to cancel the trip on the morning of your scheduled outing if the weather is really atrocious or otherwise deemed unsafe or not conducive to fishing. Premier streams and rivers from northern california to the eastern sierra obrien, chip on. Northern california fishing charters specialize in anything from deep sea fishing for tuna to salmon fishing in some very productive places like the sacramento river. Extremely limited access and the technical aspects of this fishery have preserved this fantastic fishery over the years. Fly fishing california does have a lot of good information for different areas in california. This book is great for the beginner wanting to get into fishing california.
Float or walk and wade with us on one of northern california s finest rivers and streams and we will accommodate our guiding style to meet your needs and abilities. California fishing reports northern california fly. Top 10 northern california, united states fishing charters. We have watched or read all of the fly fishing books and dvds below. We guide on the lower sacramento river, upper sacramento river, feather river, and northern sierra mountain small streams and lakes. They are incredibly knowledgeable about the water systems and the attitudes of the fish themselves. If youre looking for a first class guided fly fishing experience, youre in the right place and with the right guides and swingwater fly fishing. Western region of the sierra nevada mountain range. Here is a list of stores that are carrying my books. Northern california fly fishing report ac fly fishing. Best of the best sellers northern california fly fishing go fishing, angle, cast, trawl, troll, seine, angling, trawling, trolling, seining, ice fishing, catching fishthe book northern california fly fishing comes highly recommended andits one youll really enjoy. Golden in the summer and typically green in the winter, california welcomes campers with open arms. The flyfisher s guide to northern california covers all of the major fishing waters in the state.746 672 199 138 377 1204 830 365 837 369 899 904 513 1135 1065 929 1485 1214 381 1450 1074 527 536 1193 871 642 390 1199 1141 342 1149 893 1476 383 793 1385 592 801